Gary Clinton


'Rock Starts' – Book now for Autumn classes in Linlithgow

Gary's most recent venture, academically speaking - music classes for the very young.






Music classes for babies and preschool toddlers founded and taught by professional guitarist & composer Gary Clinton, BA (Hons) Popular Music.

  • Rock your Baby (Newborn to 18 months)
  • Rock & Roll (18 months – 3 years)
  • Rocking On (3 years – Preschool)
  • Rock Stars (5 years – 7 years)

“A Rock Starts class allows you to interact with your child in a rich sensory environment through traditional songs, lullabies and fun musical activities using puppets, movement & percussion from around the world. Research proves the benefits of music aid your child’s development in language, mathematics and spatial reasoning along with providing the best possible start for future musical development and creativity.”

Classes will be starting in Linlithgow in Autumn 2013. Please contact Gary for more information.

Email:          Phone: 07709 173 211

Facebook: ‘Like’ our Facebook page to receive first lesson free! 


Guitar Tuition

“The flagship of Gary’s work as an educator of music – private guitar tuition.”

  • Rock, blues, jazz and classical guitar tuition – all levels and ages
  • Lessons take place at Gary’s home-studio in Linlithgow.
  • Home visits also offered in Linlithgow & Livingston area.
  • Prepare for Rock School / ABRSM / Trinity Guitar Exams.
  • Prepare for High School / University auditions & exams.
  • Learn the guitar as a hobby – complete fretboard understanding.


Gary also offers compositional & music technology tuition – please contact him for further information.

Email:          Phone: 07709 173 211

Like Gary’s facebook page for first lesson half price!


Annual Summer Rock Schools

In 2010 Gary wrote an exciting & varied guitar course involving tuition, group playing & recording and founded the West Lothian Summer Rock School for high school guitar students. Since then a week for primary school students has also been added.

These courses typically run during the last two weeks of the West Lothian school summer holidays, during August. Photo's of the courses can be seen around the site and are usually covered in the West Lothian Courier & Linlithgow Gazette.

Gary also runs other seasonal music schools & masterclasses often tying together guitar, composition and recording. Keep an eye Gary's facebook tutor page for the latest news or follow him on twitter @GaryClinton9.

Saturday Guitar Class

Coinciding with West Lothian school terms, Gary also runs a 'Saturday Guitar Class' at The Sound Station, Livingston billed as being only suitable for the 'guitar-obsessed'!

The class is highly creative focused on group playing, group composition and recording. Below are photos of students recording and learning to use 'Cubase' to create a drum track for a piece they wrote and recorded.

The long term aim for the project is to create a 'band' or 'ensemble' to perform live.

If you are interested in this exciting project please conact Gary.

Email:          Phone: 07709 173 211

News & Updates

To keep up to date with all the latest educational news, including Rock Starts and guitar workshops and masterclasses check out Gary's Facebook and Twitter pages :

Facebook \garyclintonguitartutor
Twitter @GaryClinton9

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