Tony Close with acoustic guitar


Hi out there in cyber space. Thanks for checking out my site and special thanks to everyone that knows me.

I’ve taught extreme rock, blues, metal, guitar to many people for many years, some rich and famous others friends and peers. Been in bands that have come and gone, made records that have done the same, but the one thing that has always stayed with me through out my music career is my love for what I do. To create music, inspire and teach.

I’ve enjoyed establishing my own rock band “Close Encounter” in 1995 and gained live experience performing with ex Motorhead guitarist Wurzel and for a while the illusion of commercial success (that I have a great respect for). Studio work with ex Michael Schenker vocalist Roland Jones, and shared some studio rehearsal time with Wolfsbane’s drummer. Always returning to the thing I love the most teaching and inspiring people to crank it up and get up the dusty end of their guitars. So keep rocking guys!!!


Personally I prefer a more non theoretical based approach to teaching, where the emphasis is on the playing and keeping things light and fun. Always with the option of studying the theory of music reading manuscript or tablature etc, at a pace that suits you.

Whether its Gary Moore esq legato speed riffs your looking for, or Van Halen inspired Arpeggios. We can take it to the max or kick back to a more contemporary 4/4 quaver finger style technique, where we can folk things up a little or add a twist of jazz Djanjo Reinhardt style. There are no limits to what we can do. Every style of music has something exciting and unique to offer. So reach for your guitar!!!

  • - Guitar lessons are available in the Gloucestershire Area
  • - Lessons are £25 to £30 per session
  • - Sessions last 1 hour
  • - Beginner to Advanced
  • - One to one tuition
  • - Learn:
    • Technique
    • Theory
    • Rhythm Guitar
    • Lead Guitar
    • Songs (your choice)
    • Ear Training


I See Colours and God and a Guitar are both solo instrumental rock guitar albums in which I tried to inject more of my live spontaneous style of playing. My approach to recording was a three take philosophy, so not to sound to worked out and to practiced. Come to think of it that's what makes it all worth doing.

The first two tracks from each album are available to stream from this site. My albums can be purchased below. For anyone looking to purchase from overseas please contact me for postage costs. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them.


God and a Guitar (2007)


(Includes P&P UK only)

  1. God and a Guitar
  2. Angel Dust
  3. The Disciple
  4. Sanandra
  5. Preseli Pipers
  6. Crying Concerto in A Minor
  7. Soho
  8. Blues in Paris
  9. Healin' Rays
  10. Christ's Bells

I See Colours (2004)


(Includes P&P UK only)

  1. I See Colours
  2. Oblivion
  3. Freefall
  4. Alone Again
  5. Angels Everywhere
  6. Egomaniac
  7. Champagne & Sex
  8. Obsession to Perfection
  9. Feelin's
  10. Brand New Start
  11. Spheres of Light (Acoustic)