Has been a private teacher since September 1988 . Since 1995 teaching at various Hampshire schools and colleges. Students range from Year 5 upwards. Lessons are taught in groups of 2 or 3, mostly for 20 minutes at a time. Ensemble work includes: Guitar clubs up to 20 students and Rock Workshops. Recently started teaching Grade exams and GCSE Theory workshops privately from his studio.
Has been featured in 'Total Guitar' (on front cover, and CD) twice. Endorsed by Carvin and demonstrated guitars and amplifiers at Hammersmith, London. Performed for charity at Porchester Castle. Has written and recorded three own label instrumental CD's. Has played recently in three bands, including an Aerosmith tribute band which performed regularly in London, and at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea. MJ Guitars (US based) requested John for endorsement and appearances in San Francisco (summer 2001) which he was unfortunately unable to commit to due to other agreements. His current projects include success management of a local band.
John is married and has two children.