I provide coaching for guitarists in my studio in the West of Toronto. The service is aimed primarily at players wishing to enhance their overall musicality, which involves expanding harmonic knowledge in an applied way. Contact me for more details. I also offer Skype sessions for those guitarists interested in studying online. Skype students I’ve worked with have been located in the UK, Holland, Belgium and the west coast of North America.
Additionally I also provide song development and production services for talented, aspiring artists of all ages. My particular area of interest is with songwriting using real instruments or a combination of real instruments and programmed elements – indie guitar, folk, lo-fi folk, jazz and crossovers of these genres.
Was a bit daunted at the start of my first lesson as it’s not every day you meet one of your guitar heroes! However was soon put at ease by Neil’s friendly, down to earth and supportive teaching style. Neil generously shared secrets of some of his classic Commotions guitar parts, and went the extra mile by providing tabs and song arrangements. The six lessons were a fascinating insight into Neil’s expertly crafted guitar playing, and a rare musical education.
John Dixon, Folkestone UK – Skype coaching.
Anyone who has followed Neil’s music over the years knows that he is the exception to the rule – he is a guitar player that doesn’t over play. His guitar playing and wrting is there to serve the song. His teaching is similarly considered – if you want basics, he’ll provide basics – if you want to dig deeper into theory, or learn how to get a specific sound – he’ll help with that. Personally I’d been playing 20 odd years when I started learning with Neil – and he was quickly able to find the gaps in my learning, begin to plug the holes and effectively lay out the blueprint for the next 20 years…But – it’s up to you – if you just want to learn ‘Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken’ I’m sure he’ll be happy to oblige!
James Meurer, London UK – Skype coaching.
Neil Clark is one of the finer guitarists of our time, justly renowned for not only his ability but for the taste and inventiveness of his playing. He helped me improve my own playing a great deal, and anyone who is lucky enough to have the chance to take lessons with Neil would, I am sure, also benefit greatly from his encyclopedic knowledge of the guitar and guitar styles.
Rupert Heath, London Ontario – studio coaching.