My names Dan O'Neill and I am a professional Guitar Tutor based in Petworth, West Sussex as well as the surrounding areas. I can either travel to your house, or you can come and learn in my purpose built learning studio.

I teach students of all ages, and enabling you to become a better player is my sole purpose. I can give you the techniques, skills and above all confidence to get the very most out of each lesson and I can provide the lessons to help you achieve your goal. I can also help those prepare for exams of those that want to take them.

It is your choice regarding the style of music you want to learn. Whether it be folk, rock, pop or blues.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in guitar lessons!

  • 15 years tutoring experience 
  • Your choice of music 
  • All ages welcome 
  • Lessons at my studio or at your house
  • Online lessons available - through Skype/Facebook (a great option if travel is a problem)
  • Option to record the lessons and emailed to you - to practice at home/recap on anything forgotten
  • Group booking available

Learning an instrument is a fun and creative way to boost confidence, reduce stress, boost creativity and innovation, foster collaboration and teamwork and is a great individual challenge!

Jam 'n' Beets

As well as offering a structured 1:1 learning environment, I also work with small groups of 2-7 musicians who just the love the benefit of learning with their friends and peers in a supportive atmosphere – and making some noise!

The group can either all learn the same instrument simultaneously or benefit from the dynamic of learning the same piece on a different instrument. Get skills in guitar, bass, drums and ukulele and jam!


“I just wanted to drop you a line to express my thanks for making Rhianna enjoy her guitar lessons and not feel its a chore, and giving her some confidence that she can do it…”

Amanda, Pulborough, West Sussex

“Hello Dan, I wanted to say thank you so much for teaching me guitar and being really helpful and patient….”

Oliver, 14, Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey

“I have been having lessons with Dan for a couple of years now. His style of teaching suits me perfectly, relaxed but very effective, informative and enjoyable.

I am very pleased with my progress thus far and would thoroughly recommend Dan to anyone wanting lessons whether they are a beginner, expert or Hendrix”

Andy Frigot, 42, Thames Ditton

“I would just like to say many thanks for your teaching skills over the last year, Tessa passed her grade one with distinction and loves her guitar, Oliver got his grade two, but really importantly I was pleased with the way you engaged them both and made the lessons fun for them…”

David, Claygate, Surrey

‘I had great fun learning from Dan; my lessons were well structured according to my ability. I’d highly recommend him to any budding guitarist.’

Nigel, 72, Chessington

I have been having guitar lessons with Dan for just over a year now and thanks to his patient tuition and guidance I have learned more than I imagined I would in the time I’ve had.

He has demystified music theory and managed to make it enjoyable to learn! He’s recognised where my strengths are and has steered me down a classical path but manages to mix it up with some pop/folk/rock when I need a change of pace!

I would highly recommend Dan for his patient manner, obvious depth of knowledge and most of all making learning fun!

Helen, Fittleworth, West Sussex