“Creative, musical and above all melodic, Jamie Holroyd brings a personalized approach to the guitar that one can’t help but notice. His ability to play solo arrangements, as well as interact creatively in a combo setting showcases a musicianship that is beyond his years. He is an up and coming guitarist that you will definitely want to keep your eyes on.”

Dr.Matthew Warnock, Guitar International Magazine


“Lovely, clean, round playing… Great sound, not just the guitar and the strings, but the touch. Well played.”

Mike Walker, Virtuoso UK Jazz Guitarist & Educator

Jamie Holroyd is a guitarist, educator and author based in the North of England. As a performer, Jamie gives performances all around the UK and maintains a healthy teaching schedule with local and international students. Jamie has BA and National Diploma in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Leeds College of Music and has studied and performed with some of the finest musicians on the British jazz scene.

Jamie’s teaching style is to demystify the guitar by meeting the student at their level and breaking down the complex aspects into digestible chunks, whilst focusing on the student’s goals in a relaxed atmosphere. As well as teaching guitar lessons, Jamie has presented countless guitar and ukulele workshops at music studios and schools as well as  taught educational seminars, having given guest lectures about the Music Industry to degree level students at the Leeds College of Music. Jamie is also a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and helped edit and develop the first ever accredited ukulele grade exams. All of Jamie’s students have a 100% pass rate in taking graded RGT, Rockschool, ABRSM and Trinity  guitar exams and diplomas.

Besides teaching, Jamie keeps a busy performance schedule and has played with leading jazz and blues musicians such as Adrian Ingram, Jim Mullen, Pat McCarthy, Rod Mason, and Alex Eden to name a few at venues and festivals across the country such as Seven Jazz, Grimsby Jazz Club, The Sela Bar, Lincoln Jazz Festival and the BBC Venue.

As an author, Jamie was written, promoted, edited and released 3 in depth jazz guitar ebooks and over 100 magazine and web articles that have been published by Guitar Player, Guitar Tutor, Guitar International, Just Jazz Guitar and Leeds College of Music magazines.

Currently residing in Leeds, UK, Jamie runs online educational guitar website which is visited by over 30,000 guitarists from over 130 countries across the globe on a monthly basis and teaches over 100 students a week in various schools across Yorkshire.

A fan and collector of vintage instruments, Jamie’s main guitars are a late 30′s Supertone archtop, an all original ’59 ES-125, an early 80′s Yamaha AE-1200 and a ’74 Fender Telecaster. Jamie also plays a new hand made Crinson T style guitar which he uses with either Mambo, Polytone or Music Man amplication.


Jamie Holroyd interview for The Registery of Guitar Tutors

Jamie Holroyd Guitar FAQ’s

Jamie Holroyd Guitar Testimonials




  • guitar strings
    #1 written by guitar strings 4 years ago

    I like the valuable info you provide to your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and test once more right here frequently. I’m moderately certain I will learn many new stuff right right here! Good luck for the next!

  • michael d. ritch
    #2 written by michael d. ritch 3 years ago

    Under “Master Four To A Bar Comping” and on the jazz/blues chord progression in the key of C your G7 spells
    10-X-9-10-10-X which looks like a Dm6 to me. Is that correct or maybe I am missing something?

    Your lessons are great.


    • Jamie
      #3 written by Jamie 3 years ago

      Hi Michael, glad you like the lessons! Well spotted, you’re right that is a D-6 but it’s also a G7/D. I kept the D bass note through the ii-V to keep things smooth, but it will sound great if you want to play the chord with a G root note instead so: X-10-9-10-10-X Hope this helps.

  • Mark
    #4 written by Mark 3 years ago

    Hi, about an hour ago I found your 3 Bb King licks from 1 shape video on youtube and have now subscribed and downloaded your ebooks, I’m really impressed this is really really great stuff, I can’t wait for more, good luck to you Jaime you are nothing but class :)

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