About Me


Hi! I’m Daniel Carpenter, a professional electric guitarist, composer, and songwriter from and based in Birmingham, I’m keen to pass on my knowledge and experience to students of all ages and abilities!

As an electric guitarist, I can teach for both ‘standard’ guitar (6 strings in E standard), and I can teach for extended range instruments such as 7 string guitar, if the student is interested in branching out into that!

My guitar teaching comes from a background of gigging, recording, and groundbreaking academic research, so whether you want to play lead guitar in a band, play your favourite songs, or learn theory and prepare for University while playing guitar, I can definitely enrich your playing. For composers, I draw from a multitude of influences, including modern rock and pop, 21st and 20th century classical music, and anything in between, from Takemitsu to Debussy, Birtwistle to Beastie Boys. My philosophy is, if it exists, you can and should learn from it, I hope we get to introduce each other to a lot of new music. Regardless of what your background is and what your intentions are, I can definitely help you and provide you with a new and unique perspective on your writing that can take you to the next level.

I can also prepare any student for theory grade exams. I taught myself up to ABRSM grade 8 theory when I was preparing for University, and so I want to provide a more laid back, lower pressure setting, where students can discover the best ways for them to learn and apply music theory. I can also teach theory far above ABRSM standard, and give feedback on Musicological, composition, and analysis based work for University students and aspiring academics.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory
  • BMus (Honours) – 2:1 MA (Music, Composition Pathway) – Distinction

Currently studying a PhD in Music Composition, with a focus on the creation of electric guitar repertoire within contemporary classical music.

Recording experience has included multiple releases of my own music with CELESTIVL, and I have appeared on recordings alongside members of bands such as Alestorm and Guns N Roses, and gigged and toured extensively.

Recent projects include attending the University of Oregon Composer’s Symposium, in which I wrote a new piece for the ensemble Fear No Music, several choir performances at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, and premiering my new piece for electric guitar and vibraphone in Cyprus in early May.


Binley Cl, Shirley, Solihull B90 2RB, UK



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Teacher's Location, Student's House, Online



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In-Person, In-Person, Online

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60 mins


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