Mike Redfern

Mike Redfern

Guitar Teacher in London

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

As an accomplished guitarist, I have been fortunate enough to work and perform with top international musicians in a variety of musical genres including jazz, classical, popular and world music, enabling me to experience the artistic and social benefits of different ways of music-making. This work has seen me perform at a wide variety of top venues such as London’s Ronnie Scotts, The 606 club and Manchester Academy and many more.

I have a firm grounding in both classical and contemporary styles with a particular focus on jazz and improvisation as my specialism. This is something I try to bring to my lessons, encouraging students to find their own voice on the instrument whilst developing core musical skills through a repertoire that they find engaging. I began teaching privately whilst studying music at the university in Manchester, where I was recommended as a teacher for a range of students, including relatives of faculty members from the University music department.

Following that, I spent several years employed by Havering Music Services whilst completing my Jazz Guitar Masters at GSMD. HMS was an excellent vehicle for me to further develop my skills and experience in the guitar teaching profession, working with students of much younger ages and in more varied group situations.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • 2014-2016 Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Mmus Jazz Guitar *Distinction
  • 2011-2014 University of Manchester – Bmus 2:1
  • 2008-2010 Godalming College:
    Music – A*
    Philosophy- A
    English Literature – A

Recent performing highlights:

  • Pixie Lott – London 2019
  • Georgia van Etten UK tour 2021
  • Ashton Jones (PBUG AJP)
  • Etta Bond
  • Alex Bone Quartet (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year)
  • Jitterkings Ronnie Scotts residency


1/2 hour£17.50
1 hour£35.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Leyton, E10 5RB, London, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.


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
August 3, 2021

Mike has been inspirational as a guitar teacher. He is patient, knowledgeable, and passionate about music. He’s also a brilliant musician in his own right.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 3, 2021

My colleague Mike is a highly motivated and organised individual who is an exemplary musician. He is a fantastic teacher who strives to go above and beyond to inspire and educate his pupils. I highly recommend Mike as a music teacher.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 3, 2021

Mike is one of the UK’s foremost young guitarists. He is highly skilled as a musician and well respected by his peers and students. I am a singer songwriter and have worked with Mike for many years.