Nick Mackey

Nick Mackey

Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin & Ukulele Teacher in Clitheroe

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I am an International London College of Music Examiner, as well as an examiner for the International School of Musicians (ISOM), and write articles for the Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Society magazine.

I teach all levels of Classical/Acoustic/Bass/Electric guitar, 5 string Banjo, Irish Tenor Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. I have examined all over the UK plus Italy, Cyprus, Ireland and Greece and examine to LLCM (Level 6).

I have over 30 years of teaching experience, and still love all aspects of teaching at any level !! I have re-written the complete rhythm charts, technical requirements and questions for the current LCM Electric guitar/recorded exam syllabus.

My teaching has been Quality Assured through the BwD Music Hub, and I hold the enhanced DBS clearance. In January 2015 I was awarded ‘Experienced Exam Tutor’ status by the RGT, for continued success with pupils in the exams.

I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, have passed the University of West London Child Protection Course to 17/5/22 and the HM Government PREVENT training.

The increase in online distance learning has been a great success since March 2020, and all pupils have benefited from the flexibility and the variety of lessons we can do together.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • International London College of Music Examiner


1/2 hour£17.50
1 hour£34.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Chatburn Avenue, Clitheroe, BB7 2AU, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online tuition to students around the world, get in touch to find out more about my online lessons.


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 19, 2021

I have worked along side Nick now for a good few years and have always enjoyed and appreciated his teaching style. Both relaxed and fun with a strong emphasis on progression. I recommend Nick to anyone considering the guitar.

Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2021

Nicks lessons are so much fun. I started as a novice and now I can play all sorts of genres on my ukulele…..I’m totally hooked. Nick is always encouraging me to learn more and takes time to teach my requests too. He has a great manner and enthusiasm for teaching. So get yourself booked in and you could be a guitar/ukulele/mandolin/banjo/string hero too!!!

Sophie G
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2021

Nick is an excellent and versatile teacher with lots of experience in teaching both beginners and advanced musicians. He cares about his pupils and the progress they are making. Lessons are fun, well-prepared and tailored to the individual. He builds confidence in his pupils and is always encouraging. Highly recommended.

Dr Chris Marlow
Rated 5 out of 5
June 19, 2021

Amazing tutor!!! I am based in Verona and I actually have a guitar tutor but wanted some extra tuition VIA Skype during the summer holidays; I have now kept these on a weekly basis. Nick quickly worked out areas I could improve on and gave me multiple exercises to do for after the lesson had finished. After this, he explained a piece of music theory to me very clearly that I was struggling with, that I now understand 🙂