Over the past two decades acoustic guitarist and songwriter Chris Quinn has made a great name for himself in the world of folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music.

His performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”, his songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES and his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe’s benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

2021 will see Chris Quinn developing his new guitar tuition site AcousticMasterclass.com having been awarded a coveted Arts Council England grant the platform is set to help guitar students and fans around the world learn directly from some the best known players in the world of folk, blues and roots music.


For 2021 starting in early March, every third week AcousticMasterclass.com will promote a guest tutor providing a course at AcousticMasterclass.com. The course will include studio filmed lessons with accompanying music sheets and lessons are accessed by visiting the site.


There will be a free mini course from each guest tutor plus the chance to buy into the main course which gives them access to the full lesson page and if they buy in time, the chance to join a live online masterclass workshop followed by a Zoom style Q&A with the guest tutors. Students will also get one month access to the full site – 100’s of videos, the members forum, the Zoom time table etc. Artists will also be doing a streamed interview with Chris Quinn as well as performing live on social media channels ahead of the launch of their course. Guest tutors for 2021 will be John Doyle, Clive Carroll, Celine Dos Santos, Paulus Schäfer and Juan Casals Mendoza.

Away from his tuition work when performing live Chris Quinn delivers a genre bending set covering everything that sits within the “roots music” category; Original songs with phenomenal guitar work and polished vocals, bluegrass flatpicking (honed from numerous USA tours), mean delta blues, beautiful and authentic Celtic ballads, intricate DADGAD workouts, hot jazz swing guitar, ragtime and much more. His shows are delivered with humour, musical explanations and uplifting stories about his time on the road.

When not playing solo Chris is often seen performing alongside many of the planet’s most revered guitarists including Robin Nolan, Clive Carroll, John Doyle and Paulus Schäfer. Not to mention during the summer of 2021, if the pandemic allows, he’s set to perform concerts with two of the world’s most celebrated gypsy jazz guitarists, Stochelo Rosenberg and his younger cousin Jimmy Rosenberg.

2021 Acoustic Masterclass Course Dates

John Doyle 14th March – 1st April
Irish Folk Guitar / Original Song

Clive Carroll 1st April – 18th April
DADGAD instrumental / Contemporary blues

Celine Dos Santos 18th April – 6th May
Pop / Folk Song and Loop Pedal Masterclass


Chris Quinn 6th May – 23rd May
Folk Songwriting Course

Paulus Schäfer 23rd May – 10th June
Introduction to Gypsy Jazz

Juan Casals 10th June – 27th June
Introduction to Flamenco