Here’s some links for where I’ve written about some of the different types of private music tuition services I currently offer in North West London. This information is intended purely as a guideline as all of my lessons are unique and bespoke to student requirements.

I can also offer custom lesson types to suit your requirements including group lessons, half- or full-day master sessions, week-long intensive courses in areas of your choosing, monthly mentoring sessions and more.

For full details on available lesson lengths and fees:
Lesson Fees

For more information email me at doug@dougcartwright.com

Read what others have experienced in their lessons with me:
Student Testimonials

For a sample of my teaching, check out this Zakk Wylde style analysis I wrote for Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 32:
Zakk Wylde: Lead Guitar Style Analysis

I’ve published a selection of free guitar lesson samples to my website and social media pages:
Free Guitar Lessons

I also have guitar instructional videos available for sale here:
Instructional Products


I started teaching guitar in 2005 when a member of the audience asked for lessons! It’s been my full-time income since 2007, during which time I’ve taught for companies and music services including Lick Library, Guitar Interactive Magazine, the International Guitar Foundation (IGF), Ministry of Guitar, the Canned Performance Company, Key to Music, and Dorset Music Service.

My most prominent role as a teacher was the 11 years I spent on the staff of The Rhythm Studio in Kensal Rise, joining the school in 2008 as one of the first guitar teachers hired and leaving it in 2019 as a senior member of the faculty when it had long-since expanded to 8 fully-booked rooms and partnered with Kensington & Chelsea College to offer BTEC qualifications.

During my time there I worked with a huge range of students, both in-terms of age and ability, and taught a huge variety of different classes. After building my own teaching business I’m now exclusively offering my services as one of the most experienced private music teachers in North West London.

Teaching a class of young guitarists for The Rhythm Studio Foundation

Qualifications and Other Information

I hold a BMus Degree in Popular Music Performance on which I specialised in modern guitar styles, as well as a Level 6 Licentiate Diploma in Music Teaching. I also have an up-to-date full-disclosure DBS certificate and have completed an NSPCC Child Protection and Welfare certificate course; all are viewable on request. I can provide references if you’re a parent who’d like to speak to other parents about their child’s experiences learning with me prior to booking lessons.