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.

Learn from

anywhere in the world

Our lessons are delivered remotely using video-calling software. You can now learn from the most suitable teacher for you, rather than simply settling for the closest.

With lessons

designed for you

We don't believe in 'one size fits all' tuition, so you'll only learn what you want to learn. Country music fan? Great. Love Nirvana? No problem. Our lessons are tailor made for you.

From tutors you

know you can trust

You'll learn the tricks of the trade from a real, qualified, and active professional musician, so you can rest assured that your musical progression is in safe hands.

How it works:


1. Learn

You'll have a weekly one-to-one lesson with your tutor via live video chat. Whether it's a career in music or just to have fun, your lesson is built around your goals.

2. Download

We create a HD video 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.​



"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.


15% OFF

Pay Per Lesson



Per week, billed monthly. Cancel any time.*

1 x  30 minute one-to-one lesson, plus:

1 x lesson recording (HD video and audio)



Pay Monthly


Per week, billed monthly. Cancel any time.*

4 x  30 minute one-to-one lessons, plus:

4 x lesson recordings (HD video and audio)

Access to exclusive Members only content

Individual tutor feedback between lessons

50% discount on Guitar Pro 7 software


Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need?

Do I need a lesson every week?

Can my lessons be longer than 30 minutes?

Do I need to pay for the Monthly Plan, or can I pay for individual lessons?

Do you cover exams?

Is this service suitable for young children/beginners?

Can i accompany my child during their lessons?

What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?

Ready to unlock your potential?

Kick-start your musical journey with a free taster session.

No obligations, no hidden charges. 100% free.