Mauro can really really play. But he can really really teach too.

The London Music Academy’s Mauro Lacandia is a songwriter, guitarist, session guy, solo performer and, for the most part (!), a guitar teacher, gifted, cheerful and motivating. Mauro is from Puglia, in Southern Italy, but he calls London home and teaches all over the capital.

Mauro graduated – top marks, obviously… – with a BA in Contemporary Music Performance from Bologna.

He teaches acoustic and electric guitar, songwriting, production and music theory. He helps students prepare for grades and admissions exams, but also helps the casual musician who wants to learn, to get better and maybe even take it to the next level. Mauro creates and adapts personal teaching programmes for all levels, all abilities. Oh, and he plays in Rhaposdy Queen, a covers band: no mean feat playing as well as Brian May and achieving the look. Power chords. Power stance. Power hairspray.

Even the best teachers need teachers of their own and Mauro still studies with Mark De-Lisser (ACM gospel choir, BBC, “The Voice”).