Martyn Rapley

Martyn Rapley

Guitar Teacher in Glasgow

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Martyn has been performing music and teaching guitar professionally for over 30 years. Originally from West Sussex, he has been based in Glasgow for over 20 years. He regularly performs various styles of music, including singing at weddings, restaurants and private functions, and teaches all levels of ability and all styles of playing, from rock, blues, funk and country to classical, Flamenco and other popular fingerstyles. Many of his students have gone on to pursue a career in music.

Martyn’s Lessons are tailor suited to the individual student’s requirements and unique learning style, and a structured musical understanding is incorporated into each lesson, and songs are often chosen by the student. Music theory, music reading and all-important ear training concepts can be taught in a progressive manner if required, and both acoustic and electric guitar exams can be prepped for.

Lessons are available both in person, in a dedicated music room, or online.

Martyn was featured in ‘Guitarist’ magazine after becoming a finalist in the National guitarist of the year competition for both electric and acoustic guitar styles.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Online finalist, International Guitar Idol (2009) with original composition ‘Friday Night Fiesta’ for electric guitar (‘flamrock’ style)
  • Finalist, Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (1998/99) with original composition ‘Blue Skies’
  • Finalist, National Guitarist of the Year (1996/97) with original composition ‘Big Brother’


1/2 hour£15.00
1 hour£25.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Anwoth Street, Glasgow, G32 7RW, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

Excellent skilled and knowledgeable teacher who provides well structured, fun and varied lessons. Lessons are great whether you are covering some of the most complex music theory or simply jamming and having fun. If you are wanting to learn to play the guitar, Martyn should be the first person you go to.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

Great fun Guitar teacher. There’s nothing about the guitar he doesn’t know, theory or practical. Has improved my ability and Guitar skills. Would recommend him for all styles of guitar.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

As a current pupil of Martyn’s, I can highly recommend his services whether you are an experienced musician or s complete beginner, and I can honestly say that my guitar playing has come on leaps and bounds since starting lessons with him. Martyn is more than happy to tailor the lessons to what each individual wishes to learn whether this is a specific style or technique. An excellent teacher and human to boot.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

Having taken lessons for approximately 4 years, I can wholeheartedly recommend Martyn to students, regardless of their current status. He covers a wide range of styles in a comprehensive manner, and his lessons are always well structured and focused. Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

Great guitar lessons. Very customised to what you want to learn in both theory and practice. Can only recommend Martyn to everyone, no matter the level of experience. Easily switched to online lessons due to restrictions.