Guitar teachers in Northampton

Taking guitar lessons with us means an individual approach is taken for each student. We ensure the development of both strengths and weaknesses, whilst providing a firm understanding of the fundamental elements in playing your instrument of choice.

My name is Lee Kenny and in 2009 I set up Guitar School Northampton. Prior to this I’d played guitar from the age of 9 and spent much of my teens playing in local bands. In 2003 I was awarded a HND in Music Production through University College Northampton and in 2006 I was awarded a BA in Popular Music & Music Technology through The University of Derby. Around 2004, during my time at Derby University, I started teaching students at their homes and later from the music store PMT Northampton.   

After 4 years of building a strong student base in the Northampton area it was clear to me that there was not only high demand for quality, professional and friendly guitar lessons, but many students wanted a place where they could be away from the distractions of home life when learning their instrument and an environment where they could meet and play music with like minded peers.

Here at Guitar School Northampton we have fully equipped teaching studios, qualified and friendly teachers, 13 years experience of delivering one 2 one tuition, 100% pass rate with RGT@LCM exams up to grade 8 and a thriving community of musicians which is best illustrated in the band workshops that we run for our younger students. If you’re looking for the best guitar lessons in Northampton or online, look no further.  


Our Team

Lee Kenny

Lee Kenny (Owner)


Lee Kenny has over 35 years of experience playing the guitar and 18 years of teaching players of all levels and ages. After being awarded a BA (Hons) in Popular music & Music Technology at Derby University, Lee went on to become a full-time private guitar tutor and later started up the Guitar School Northampton.

Having played in numerous bands over the years and covering different genres from acoustic blues through to heavy rock and dance music, Lee is able to teach various contemporary and traditional styles of guitar playing including, heavy metal, rock, blues, and folk.

In 2012 Lee was accepted on to the board of examiners for the Registry of Guitar Tutors and is experienced at preparing beginners, intermediate and advanced players for RGT@LCM examinations with a 100% pass rate.

Oli Knight

Oli Knight


Oli has been playing guitar for over 20 years and within this time he has played in many bands, toured the country, produced records and studied a BTEC National Diploma in Music Production at Northampton College.

Oli has played in acts signed to Undead Collective Records that toured the country with the UK’s best upcoming bands. Oli has enjoyed regular airplay on Kerrang, the BBC and many national radio stations and had his music regularly featured in online music press.

Oli has played in bands over the years ranging from styles like Grunge Rock, Heavy Metal, Hardcore, all the way up to Indie Pop acts. On top of all this experience, Oli has been a tutor at the guitar school for three years now and is able to teach various contemporary music styles for beginners and more advanced players alike.

Mikey O'Donnell

Mikey O’Donnell


Mikey has over 14 years of experience playing guitar and has been teaching at the Guitar School Northampton for 5 years. With a patient and personal approach, Mikey teaches all ages and beginners through to advanced.

As well as achieving a BTEC National Diploma in Music at Northampton College, a distinction at grade 8 (RGT@LCM), in 2020 Mikey was awarded a BA (Hons) in Popular Music from the University of Northampton. Mikey has plenty of live experience playing in various bands and has covered many different styles of music. Although harbouring a particular passion for Metal/Rock, Mikey teaches most styles.

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Our Mission

To continue raising the standards of guitar tuition and helping all of our aspiring students to reach their full potential in a fun and aspirational way.


Our Goals

Ensuring that our students develop the following:
– A firm understanding of their chosen instrument.
– An appropriate awareness of music theory.
– Good technique and practice concepts.
– A varied repertoire of songs and guitar standards.


Why Us?

We have 30+ years combined teaching experience. We have 100% pass rate with RGT@LCM guitar and bass exams. We are so confident in what we offer that anyone can book a free half hour starter session for online or at Guitar School Northampton, so you can try and see for yourself. 


Happy Clients

Teaching is our passion here at the guitar School Northampton.
Each tutor takes great pride in the learning experience we offer.

Amazing Experience

Lee has been teaching my daughter for a number of years. Rebecca has just passed her Grade 4 RGT Acoustic … with distinction!! As she has with all her grades. This is a massive credit to Lee and the way he teaches … developing a personalised approach for each person. Rebecca is only 10 years old!!! Take a bow Mr Kenny!! Thank you.

Mark Taylor

We Teach

Acoustic guitar / Electric Guitar / Bass Guitar / Music theory / Music history / Most Styles / RGT@LCM Electric, Acoustic & Bass gradings

One to One / In Person / Online / Band Workshops