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Lin Flanagan has been a guitar teacher for 30 years. While maintaining a career as a performer, as a passionate educator he chose to concentrate his studies on developing a guitar and music theory teaching style that was founded upon a considerable wealth of knowledge.
He holds 3 Licentiate guitar teaching Diplomas in Classical, Plectrum and Electric Guitar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the London College of Music, and a Diploma in Guitar Performance at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours, a Master of Arts Degree in Music, a Postgraduate Diploma and a Postgraduate Certificate in Music, and an Undergraduate Diploma in Music at the Open University.
He also holds a Fellowship Thesis Diploma at the London College of Music, and a Fellowship Diploma with Honours in Plectrum Guitar Performance at the Victoria College of Music, for which he performed his own chord-melody jazz guitar arrangements.
Lin Flanagan has a broad range of musical interests and teaches classical, jazz, rock, blues, folk and country guitar styles. He has also written on a wide spectrum of musical genres from jazz and opera through to the Beatles.
He has lectured at the London College of Music and is a former guitar examiner for the Registry of Guitar Tutors.
Since 2000, he has been a ‘Zen Master at the School of Dad Rock’ running the Strugglers, Acoustic Folk Guitar and Introduction to Jazz Guitar residential courses at Guitar Weekends.