The guitar is one of the most popular, accessible and expressive instruments on the planet with a notable and continued legacy of influence on our music culture.


I have been playing the guitar for around 15 years, becoming a professional musician after graduating the University of the Highlands and Islands, Perth, with a degree in music. Since then I have been involved in a large number of projects, playing in everything from shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to a convention in Zoetermeer. (Netherlands) Currently I play regularly around Edinburgh and Scotland with Wedding/Function band The Kuil. 

Teaching forms the other half of my professional life. Based in Midlothian, I teach a across a range of genre's and ages, making sure that every student gets a tailored experience to suit there goals and taste in music.

For those who prefer to teach themselves, I run an online subscription service here that provides a place to go to for reliable information, tuition and resources for self taught guitarists. 

If you have any questions, whether it concerns getting started with lessons or anything I can do for you as a musician, feel free to get in touch. 



Learning guitar can be a daunting process, particularly with so much material readily available online. Some very useful, some not so much. 

A guitar tutor can help you make sense of it all by filtering out the myths and give you immediate, personal feedback to point you in the right direction to be able play the music you want to play.

I aim to teach guitar in a manner that is specifically tailored towards each students personal goals and taste in music, whether that means strumming a few chords to pop songs you like, or getting stuck in to some theory heavy shred.

Lessons are available from your own home (with a little extra fee added for travel) or mine in Newtongrange.

Have a look at some of the Testimonials to see what some of my clients think.


£25 per session

A 1 hour weekly lesson tailored to the music you want to learn


£14 per session

A 30 minute weekly lesson tailored to the music you want to learn



Peter makes lessons fun, he easily manages an excited 10 year old and 6 year old, keeping their attention for the whole lesson while incorporating learning with a good mix of games. My two always look forward to their lessons and Peter takes time to listen to what they would like to do. Peter always gives a great update on progress at the end of each lesson and we really notice progress week to week with their guitar playing

Lucy Wykes


Session Work

As a guitarist I regularly take on session work recording for artists of a range of different styles. It is work that I greatly enjoy, as the opportunity work within the context of what an artist is looking for is a great and fulfilling artistic challenge. 

You can have a look at some of the sessions I have taken part in below, and some of the original recordings I have done in my Music section. Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information. 




Fourth Street, Newtongrange, EH224PN