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About Us | Michael Clarke Studio


Michael Clarke began his teaching career in 1983 after leaving the rock band Tokyo. He soon realised that there was a huge demand for quality guitar and bass tuition which was not being catered for in the area and decided to set up a studio to address this. One of the earlier students Michael taught was Stove, bass player for the critically acclaimed, top 40 band Mansun. This lead to working with other bands and management companies both large and small, preparing them for live tours and studio work. Between teaching sessions, Michael has recorded many original pieces for adverts, films and jingles as well as self penned albums. Michael soon found himself in demand for session work in studios across the UK.

During 40 plus year playing career, Michael has been involved in a huge range of live performances in venues ranging from arenas to pubs and clubs. In addition to this, Michael worked in Rushworth Music House in the town of Chester as a salesman and setup/repairman for guitars and basses. Michael continues to enjoy all avenues of involvement and looks forward to many more years of tutoring in the studio…

Steven Collins has been playing guitar and bass for 25 years. He has played in original material bands such as Timeweaver and The Acausal as well as covers acts Parallel Lines (Blondie Tribute) and Made in Wales. During his time with Timeweaver, Steven was the principal sound engineer in their modest recording studio. More recently, Steven has been working on material for Timeweaver and Funkafonix in a session musician role and helping to create backing music for a YouTube makeup artist.


He got into music after being loaned Guns n Roses Appetite for Destruction on cassette. Helloween, Iron Maiden and Metallica followed soon after and the guitar journey began.



Professional, Affordable Guitar and Bass Tuition and Recording Studio, 37 years experience, RGT registered, grade exams 1-8 available for both Guitar and Bass.




The Michael Clarke Studio has been running for 37 years, providing quality, yet affordable, guitar tuition and recording services. FIRST LESSON FREE.

Any age range or ability, we specialise in dealing with nervous or under confident students. We have experience in teaching students with disabilities and can adapt our lessons according to your needs.

Michael Clarke Studio, provides services such as guitar and bass tuition, recording, courses, setups and sales to name but a few. We’ve taught people in bands such as Mansun and worked with Sony Music. We teach people of all ages, abilities and most genres.

We’re RGT registered and ranked number 4 out of 422 in the country, we have always provided first lesson free and tutor exam preparation for grades 1-8 in both Guitar and Bass. Our free reviews speak for themselves!¬†