Learning Guitar Made Easy | CDM Academy



CDM Academy Ltd

Woodland Lodge

Dunston Business Village


ST18 9AB




+44 (0) 3333 012 9179





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Learning guitar made easy

Book your free taster session today and discover how learning with CDM Academy can help you become the guitarist you've always wanted to be.


Online Guitar Lessons

The personalised feel of traditional lessons, without being restricted by location. Learn via video-chat with live one-to-one sessions from a real tutor.

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Guitar Lessons in Stone

Bespoke one-to-one tuition at our dedicated teaching space in the heart of Stone. In association with Rooftop Studios Performing Arts centre.

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Lesson Gift Vouchers

Treat your loved one to a gift that lasts a lifetime. Choose from single or multi-lesson vouchers. The perfect gift for the music lover in your life.

How it works:


1. Learn

You'll have a weekly one-to-one lesson with your tutor. Learn at our dedicated teaching studio in Stone, or learn remotely from anywhere in the world via live video chat.

2. Download

We create a recording of your lesson, which you can download and revisit at any time, as many times as you like. No more forgetting those light-bulb moments!

3. Practice

Accelerate your progress with our Members Area - an online library of high quality video demos, backing tracks and more to guide you through your practice between lessons. 

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4. Upload

Upload an audio or video recording of your practice session and receive individual feedback from your tutor in-between lessons to keep your progress on track.

What you'll learn:

Method & Technique

Learn the ins-and-outs of your instrument whilst developing your technique, tone, and expression on either electric or acoustic guitar.



Develop your aural and reading skills and understanding of music theory to discover what lies beneath the surface of the songs you love.



Learn the skills used by your favourite songwriters, composers, and record producers, and create your own music.



Take your performances to the next level and develop the professional skills needed to excel on stage, in the studio, and at auditions.

Meet your tutor

CDM Academy is led by Connor Docherty, a Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) approved tutor and graduate of Paul McCartney's prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). With over 10 years experience as a professional guitarist and tutor, Connor founded CDM Academy to create a learning platform​ that goes above and beyond the usual guitar curriculum and breaks down the barriers faced by guitar students everywhere.​


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"Connor has been my tutor for several years now. He has provided me with the tools and knowledge to actually play something properly and enjoyably out of an instrument I have struggled with for years. He has understood my frustrations and mental blockages and has been a true mentor, psychologist and friend throughout the whole process. His musical skills and knowledge are beyond exceptional and whatever I have thrown at him he has dealt with in a professional, honest and calm manner. I cannot recommend highly enough his commitment to giving me a great experience which I can now enjoy for the rest of my life. If you are looking for a guitar tutor, for whatever level you require, Connor Docherty is the man. Go for it."

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Why choose CDM Academy?

Traditional lessons

Online video courses

Our lessons

Personal tuition

Weekly 1:1 sessions with your tutor.

Lessons for life

Download a recording of every lesson to refer back at any time.

Exclusive Access

Unlimited access to member-only video demonstrations, backing tracks and more.

Mid-week support

Individual feedback from your tutor between lessons.

Pricing & Plans

Simple and affordable. Choose the plan the suits you.


Pay Per Lesson



Single payment.

Price includes:

  • 1 x  30 minute one-to-one lesson

  • 1 x HD video recording of your lesson

Monthly Plan



Per week, billed monthly. Cancel any time.*

Price includes:

  • 4 x  30 minute one-to-one lessons (one per week)

  • 4 x HD video recordings (one per lesson)

  • Unlimited access to exclusive member-only content

  • Mid-week tutor feedback

  • 50% discount on Guitar Pro 7 software

*Total monthly fee £98. Membership automatically renews every 4 weeks until cancellation. See our T&Cs for cancellation policy.


Ready to unlock your potential?

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