Adi Hughes

Adi Hughes Biography

Adi Hughes Guitar Teacher in Andover

Adi Hughes grew up in the south of England, and inspired by his classic rock guitar heroes, picked up the guitar at the age of sixteen. He took to the instrument very quickly, and soon became an established lead guitarist on the local gigging circuit.

Realising his growing passion for music, Adi decided he would like to turn professional, and enlisted the personal tuition of Robert Chapman (Chapman Guitars). After refining his skills, and experimenting with teaching part time, Adi's desire only grew further. This led him to enrol at London's ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance), where he broadened his knowledge and taste to a whole new array of musical performance, technique and style; from pop and rock to jazz, blues, reggae, various world music and much more.

Since graduating with a Higher Diploma in Guitar (Diploma in Popular Music Performance), Adi settled down with his wife in Andover, Hampshire. He has performed on the local and function circuit, played on the occasional studio session, and released his debut EP, Departing Sanity. Adi also writes guest contributions for online guitar tuition websites, and has had his lessons published on RGT Blog, Acoustic Guitar Playing, and Guitar Coach Mag.

His main passion though, is teaching music. He quickly became a fully booked guitar teacher, teaching all modern styles of electric and acoustic guitar, bass, bluegrass banjo, and music theory, to students are of all ages; ranging from complete beginners, to experienced gigging musicians.

Following a successful decade of teaching guitar full-time, Adi has now retired his full-time tuition business. His focus instead turning to writing original music, and re-establishing his YouTube presence, where he can share his tips and experience with the online guitar community. Adi does still offer the occassional guitar lesson, providing one-stop personalised tuition, designed to help students fix any long-term issues and provide structure and discipline for their future development. His specialism is modern rock and blues guitar improvisation & technique, harmony and theory.

If you'd like to know more about Adi and his musical career, or to book him for a one-to-one guitar lesson, please feel free to contact him via the contact page.


“Adi has taken me from a complete beginner who cannot play one chord, to being able to improvise and play complex pieces of music through a journey of theory, practice guides and best of all... fun. All of which have kept me motivated to keep learning despite being someone who flirts from hobby to fad and back again on a regular basis.”

Rich Hill - Student

“I was impressed by Adi’s realisation that promoting yourself as a musician/artist went hand-in-hand with the dedication of improving and refining his instrumental skills. His YouTube presence was extremely well thought out, informative, and engaging.”

James Brister ICMP - Industry Liaison Manager
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