Hi I'm Dave Bold. I'm a guitarist and guitar tutor based here in Beckenham, South London, about 20 minutes from central London.

Playing: I've been playing the guitar and other fretted instruments for half a century! Over that time I've got familiar with a wide range of styles, from rock and pop to jazz and RnB, from folk to funk.

I play a range of different musical styles in a variety of settings from solo guitar to duos, trios, right up to nine piece bands. I've worked with lots of different artists and musicians, mostly not famous (though there were a few household names..) but great musicians all the same. See the Guitar Player / Band Bookings page for more on this.

Teaching: Ever wanted to learn to play the coolest instrument in the world? Want to improve, or add new aspects to your playing? I'm an experienced, former Sevenoaks School peripatetic electric guitar tutor, CRB checked, with a Bachelor of Music (BMus Hons) degree and holding a strong belief belief that learning an instrument has to be fun. See the Guitar Tuition page for more information.

Careers Guidance: I also worked at the BRIT Performing Arts and Technology School for some 13 years (1991 - 2004) as the Careers and Work Based Learning Adviser. So if you need help on what direction you are planning to go music-wise I'm happy to help, though a careers consultation may be better as a separate session! Trying to sort out questions on careers while teaching guitar technique and tunes is a tricky business; though thinking clearly through your plans can add a lot of focus to your goals and motivation. So if you are serious about your playing it could be a very worthwhile process to go through :-)