Learn To Play Guitar

If you’ve been thinking about learning Guitar, or you want your kids to start playing, then why not try a free taster lesson via Zoom. No obligation to buy lessons afterwards.

About me

Hi, I’m Iain Macleod and I’m a musician that lives in Edinburgh, UK.  I produce my own music and also record other musicians at my home studio.

I’m also a Music teacher with over 15 years experience and I have a Youtube channel which features Guitar lessons, original Music and covers.

I have played in many bands and projects over the years ranging from indie Hip-Hop outfit Jibba Jabba to Folk singer Robin Grey to “Sudanese Songstress” Amira Kheir. I currently play with moon-rock groove monsters The Sound Rays.

I fell in love with the Guitar from the age of 10 and as a teenager I was inspired by The Stone Roses, Jimi Hendrix and Slash. Later, I studied World Music at SOAS university where I was exposed to everything from Indian Raga to West African Blues. I spent several years teaching and playing Music in London and soaking up all the variety and influences the city had to offer before moving to Edinburgh in 2015.

I have released two solo albums, “Phone Recordings” (2016) and “Kicked Out of Class” (2019). Both are of  a rough and ready acoustic nature focusing on a rootsy live sound. “Phone Recordings” is a collection of Slide Guitar instrumentals that got written while busking around Hackney between 2012 – 15. The sound has been compared to John Fahey and Jack Rose. “Kicked Out of Class” features a full band and was made with the help of some fantastic musicians from Edinburgh and London.

I am  currently working on new material and exploring new sounds in the studio and developing online courses for Guitar players.

What I offer

Record my own music

I’ve played and recorded with many bands and artists over the years and have also released two solo albums, “Phone Recordings” (2016) and “Kicked Out of Class” (2019). 

At the moment I’m working on new material and plan to start recording in the spring.

Guitar Lessons

I have been a Music teacher for 15 years and have taught in primary, secondary and special needs schools. I give Guitar lessons online for adults and children.

My philosophy is that learning an instrument should be fun and does not have to be hours of doing boring repetitive exercises.

Produce Music for other artists

I have a small and cosy home studio in my loft where I sometimes record other artists. I mainly work with songwriters who might want help producing their songs.

 – arranging and writing

 – adding Guitar, Bass and Drums  

– mixing 

What my students say

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Lewis

“I’ve learnt so much about music that I never thought I’d be able to learn or understand. Only half way through but the way you teach is amazing. Roll on the next 15 days!”

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Nikki

“Iain is a great teacher who makes music fun and accessible. My son Hamish loved learning with him.”

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Caroline

“I’m enjoying the 30 day challenge. Your explanations are really brilliant for a beginner like me and at a good pace enough to practice and build on from the previous session. Thank you!”

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Ciara (Louise's mum)

“She has really enjoyed the lessons and has learnt so much, I’m really impressed!”

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Fraser

“Go get ‘em man! Can’t vouch for Iain’s method and teaching style enough, if your interested in learning guitar Iain is your man!”

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