About Steve Flack

Steve Flack is a qualified, highly experienced guitar teacher, passionate musician. Director of the Liverpool Academy of Music, and Founder of the Steve Flack Guitar Academy. For over three decades, Steve has helped aspiring musicians reach their full potential using the world-renowned Trinity College London system. His students boast some of the highest success rates in the world.

The Suite Spot: A Look At The Trinity 8th Grade J.S Bach Bourée 4th Lute Suite [Video]

Bach to Suite Lute Basics   For every instrument, Johann Sebastian Bach is the high point of its repertoire, and the guitar is no different. Bach wrote 4 suites for the lute (a "guitar like" instrument) that transfers very well to the guitar. In fact, Bach actually never wrote for the guitar but guitar players [...]

The Reason Why Guitar Arrangements Are So Incredibly Important.

I'm continuously asked by my students, "why do I make the arrangements of pop songs"? Think of a book or a movie that you've really enjoyed and have been totally involved and engaged in. As you come to the end of the story you already begin to miss the people, the place and the time [...]

How to get better at guitar – right now

Even the most talented guitar players hit a brick wall every now and again, so if you are experiencing musician’s block, don’t fret. You can get better at guitar right now by stepping outside of your comfort zone, challenging yourself, expand your musical knowledge, or by taking a few days’ rest. Here are six tips [...]

Guitar Heroes perform ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Every now and again we come across one of those songs, songs that get under our skin. They evoke real emotion in a way that only music can. They stick with us – their melody popping into our minds when we least expect it, reminding us of a faraway place, a different time, someone [...]

Ultimate Christmas gift guide for music lovers

The silly season is well and truly here. If you haven’t already, it’s time to kick-start your Christmas shopping. We all have that one friend or family member that lives and breathes music. And if you’re not that into music yourself, it can be a little tricky deciding what, exactly, to buy them. Don’t fret! [...]

Why Trinity College London guitar lessons are the best way to learn guitar

Ever heard of Trinity College London guitar lessons? It’s a proven music education system that trumps just about any other method of learning the guitar. Why? Because it allows you to learn to read and understand the theory of music, track your progress, obtain real credentials, and reach your full potential as a musician. If [...]

Is guitar the best instrument?

Is guitar the best instrument? Yes. The guitar is the best instrument because it’s versatile, relatively inexpensive, and it can be played alone or with others, plugged in or acoustically. But don’t just take our word for it. It’s estimated that 0.7 per cent of the world’s population can play guitar. That might not [...]

7 greatest guitar riffs of all time

Do you remember what drew you to the guitar? Maybe it was your favourite band from childhood, or a fleeting moment watching a busker performing on the street. Or perhaps it was a riff – short, powerful, memorable. There are countless guitar riffs out there, but only a small number have become well [...]

How to calm nerves before a performance

Got an upcoming guitar performance? It’s totally normal to feel a little – or a lot – anxious. Feeling nervous and stressed is something both beginner and seasoned guitarists alike experience. Here are four useful tips you can try to calm nerves before a big performance, whether that be your Trinity College London [...]

How to learn new guitar songs at home

If you are beginning to feel a little more confident in your playing ability, you might be looking to expand your repertoire. There are several ways you can learn new guitar songs at home. We’ve come up with four for you to try. Check them out below. 1. Invest in quality online guitar lessons [...]