August 14, 2013

Welcome to the new Guitar Access site.

This is where you will find out about the teaching activities of British guitarist and songwriter John Ellis. He has worked with major names in British music including Peter Gabriel, The Stranglers, Peter Hammill, The Vibrators, Judge Smith and many more.


There is a resource page for John’s students and all kinds of information if you are interested in learning to play guitar.

To view John’s extensive biography go here.

June 17, 2017

Zero to Hero 5 day guitar course

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June 9, 2017

Special offer on guitar lesson gift vouchers

For a few days only, get 10 one-to-one guitar lessons with Guitar Access founder John Ellis for a very special price.

10 Lesson Gift Voucher

March 8, 2017

Guitar Access founder John Ellis has written a novel.

OK. Here it is. A Gift Of Serenity is now available on Kindle. You don’t need a Kindle to read it as you can download Kindle apps for phones. tablets and computers. If you like books by Joseph Campbell, Peter Ackroyd, Dan Brown, Charles Fort, George R.R. Martin, Mervyn Peake, Tolkien et al you might like my little go at writing an extended story.
If you liked the FB ghost story I did a few years ago, you will probably like this.
If you like stories that drop hints and clues, you’ll probably like this.
So if you do read it and find any major errors please let me know. For example, if you are a farmer in Devon or Cornwall tell me if I’ve got it wrong about harvest times. If I do change the book as a result I will send you a copy of Sly Guitar as a thank you. And as you can see, the journey continues in the next book. And if you do like it, please tell you friends.

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August 22, 2014

Beginner Blues Guitar Workshop

John Ellis will be running a 4 hour Beginner Blues Guitar Workshop in Central London on 2nd July.

Click here for details.

Axa gig small

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August 5, 2014

Interesting videos from this guy.

The people at are doing some interesting free lessons supported by quizzes, animations etc. Worth a look.

Here is one of their videos about scales.

And click here for his channel with more animations.

September 9, 2013

Gary Levinson Acoustic Guitars

LS 58

Gary recently gave me a great lesson on the qualities of English walnut. The LS-58 Sangamon made by Gary is the lightest guitar I have ever played. Fantastic sound balance and a joy to play. I have now dubbed it the “weightless wonder”.

Gary’s great guitars are difficult to get in the UK but if you would like to buy one, please contact us.

Go here for the Levinson Guitars website.

August 19, 2013

Guitar Access Shop

I have now added a shop page.

You can buy gift vouchers for lessons, recordings by John Ellis and there will soon be a page where you can sell buy and sell second-hand guitars.

Chanoyu Records also has a shop where you can buy recordings and download free MP3s of John’s music.

Click here for the Chanoyu Records shop.

August 18, 2013

Ways to learn!

Choose how you want to learn.

Private, one-to-one lessons.

Skype and online lessons.

Group lessons.

House concerts with teaching content.

Go to the teaching page.

August 16, 2013

Chanoyu Records

John Ellis has created a new record label to release his instrumental music.

Please check out the CHANOYU RECORDS website for special offers etc. And please sign up for the newsletter.

His latest release is SLY GUITAR.


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