Derek and Douglas performing at Sandfest 2018 at the Royal Concert Hall

Derek Fleming has been providing expert guitar tuition in Strathaven for over 25 years, creating lesson programs suitable for all abilities – from starters learning the fundamentals of playing guitar through to experienced musicians. Derek has also worked in Nashville with Kent Wells Productions (Kent has produced Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire), and also produces tracks for various Scottish upcoming artists.  (see our ABOUT section).

Douglas MacIntyre has worked in music education for the past 18 years (University of West of Scotland, Stow College, Kelvin College, and currently Assistant Principal at Riverside Music College), in tandem with which he has worked as a professional musician with artists including Lloyd Cole, James Grant, The Bathers, Love & Money, Vic Godard, The Bluebells, among many others.

Frets Music Lessons provide expert tuition for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, among other instruments (just ask!!). Apart from our team of tutors being experienced and accomplished musicians, they are all professionally active in the music industry. Our teacher-pupil rapport is unparalleled, which is a vital element of our lessons. By teaming our pupils with a tutor most suited to their personalities and interests, we create the best possible learning experience in a comfortable and friendly environment where they can grow as an individual as well as a musician. We welcome people of all ages and abilities, working hard to meet every individual’s personal requirements during lessons, all provided within our uniquely enjoyable and structured methods. We believe music has the power to give people confidence and self-belief, and our professional methodology allows people of all ages and abilities to have a great learning experience with us. Most of all, we believe music is FUN!!

Frets Music Lessons take place at our creative hub – FRETS CREATIVE – which is based in Barn Street Mews in the centre of Strathaven. We’ve created a modern and inclusive learning environment for all abilities and age groups, perfect for developing your creativity. Why not get in touch and make an appointment to visit our newly-built bespoke studios, we provide a learning experience that is second to none, your time at FRETS CREATIVE will be as enjoyable as it is productive.


Tel: 07968 836103

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