Ipswich Guitar School's Founder and lead teacher, Richard Deyn
Richard is currently education consultant to Gibson Guitars UK.
Regarded as one of the UK’s finest guitar coaches, and with a rich history of working along side such names as David Ritchie and Eric Nicoli, CBE (former CEO of EMI group) as well as creating the world renowned, 28 ROCKSTAR guitar course.
Richard has held long term, respected positions in the field of music education including ‘Principle Guitar Tutor’ at the Essex Musicians Centre, England for 9 years and ‘Resident Guitar Teacher’ at Orwell Park School - the UKs number 1 prep school for 5 years.
Throughout his 17 years as a guitar tutor, Richard has developed his unique way of teaching the guitar, in to more of a coaching based system rather than traditional lessons to integrate his vast experience with some of his most valuable strategies for maximizing others on their guitar journey.
Since 1992, Richard's dynamic and varied musical career, has spanned every genre from Indian classical music through to Rock and Pop. He has played in a mixed variety of venues around the world including Earl’s Court Arena in London and the World Festival Hall in Austria alongside world-renowned musicians to great acclaim.
Richard has written and recorded in many situations from Rock bands and ambient albums through to scoring music for movies, theatre and television. Richard has recorded 5 successful (including US top 10) solo studio albums to date, and has always given time to contribute by means of teaching the guitar.