bend it like Bazza, guitar teacher and performer



Barry has been extremely helpful in giving our son Ryan the confidence and capability to sit and subsequently pass with distinction, his recent RGT Preliminary examination. Barry's positive attitude, encouragement and patience, along with his obvious knowledge and technical ability had a huge influence on Ryan's positive examination result.

Ryan thoroughly enjoys each and every one of his lessons with Barry and we are extremely grateful for his continual time and excellent teaching. With Barry's ongoing support we are sure that Ryan will continue to enjoy his lessons, and maintain the confidence to reach higher levels of technical competence.

Tommy King (Parent of 13 year old Ryan)

Thank you Barry, for getting me through my first exam, with distinction. (Electric guitar - RGT Grade 1). I got full marks for improvisation to top it all!

James Hutchinson, aged 14

I found Barry’s teaching style exactly right for me. He gets you into playing real tunes quickly and makes the theory side fun and understandable. He is also a very accomplished player himself which I found inspired me to want to get that 'next level'.

Andy Wilson, guitar student

Hi Barry, We are very pleased Kaiya passed with a Distinction in Grade 1. It was a wonderful result for him as his first grading, and it made him more confident in music. Now, he wants to achieve higher levels! Thank you very much for teaching him, he enjoys your lesson every time.

Tomoe, Parent of Kaiya, aged 10
(I took Kaiya all the way to Grade 8, with distinctions at every grade).

Bazza is a very versatile and likeable guitar tutor and professional musician. Would recommend him to both young, and not so young potential 
students looking for a great and interesting hobby, especially students who have always wanted to play guitar, but have never tried..until now!! So go for it!!.

Joe (Student for 9 years)


Having now arrived back home after the Fleetwood Owners Club caravan rally at Roade I consider it only courteous of me to express my since thanks, on behalf of the Club and myself personally, for the excellent evening's entertainment you provided for us. You once again excelled yourself and so ensured that we all had a most pleasant and enjoyable evening.

David Herriott

Thank you Barry, for a superb evening of music, which was just up my street. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed the evening which was in a great part due to you. My friend from University has been on the phone this morning saying that her husband never dances these days but at the [60th birthday] party they had not danced so much for years and he thoroughly enjoyed it because he knew the music!!!


I first saw Bazza playing in a local pub in 1995. I was extremely impressed with his talent, presentation and variety of musical styles, in particular his guitar playing. I subsequently employed him to play at my wedding. He completed the day with his wit and enthusiasm to please his audience. I have continued to support his gigs when he is playing nearby and would thoroughly recommend anyone to watch and hear him perform.

Carol Sissons

In my role as Entertainments Secretary for Rye Park Conservative Club in Hoddesdon, I have booked Bazza with confidence. I know that he will arrive on time with suitable self-contained equipment, and will cater for the audience on the night with his vast and varied repertoire of music. I have also witnessed at his gigs his popularity as an entertainer.

Rob Harknett

Rick Huxley and Barry Oldnall are Razz
Rick Huxley and Barry Oldnall, the pop duo Razz playing pop classics from the 60s


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