Guitar Lessons…

It doesn’t matter what style of music you prefer. Being able to find the right notes to play in a given situation, and the best way to make those notes sound expressive is the ultimate goal for any musician. The ins and outs of how music works are among my favourite things to teach and for most of my students, this is where those big “Eureka” moments happen.

Simon Lees 2019 Photo
Simon Lees 2019. Photo by Rhys Wood.

My name’s Simon Lees and I’m a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guitar teacher based in Wolverhampton. Having been a finalist in ’93, ’94 and ’95, I won Guitarist Magazine’s Guitarist of the Year competition in 1998. From 2003 to 2007 I toured and recorded as lead guitarist in the legendary classic rock trio Budgie. Budgie’s songs were covered by Metallica, Van Halen, Iron Maiden and Soundgarden!
I have many free guitar lesson videos on here so you can see straight away if I’m the right guitar teacher for you. My top tip is that no two guitar teachers are the same. Anyone can call themselves a guitar teacher regardless of knowledge or experience. Always bear that in mind when choosing your guitar teacher! Don’t choose a guitar teacher simply because they are local to you. I have regular students that are prepared to travel more than 2 hours because they know I will get them the best results. For more info you can email me, any time at

Simon Lees enjoying the final show of Budgie's 2005 UK Tour in Frome, Somerset
Simon Lees enjoying the final show of Budgie’s 2005 UK Tour at the Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset. Photo by Claire Allen LRPS.
Simon with Budgie at the Concorde 2, Brighton
Simon Lees onstage with Budgie at the Concorde 2 in Brighton during Budgie’s 2004 UK tour. Photo by Lou Chaney.
Simon Lees performing at Mr Kyps, Poole on Budgie's 2006 UK Tour
Simon Lees performing at Mr Kyps, Poole near the start of Budgie’s 2006 UK Tour. Photo by Mike Clark.