About Us

Welcome to Amplify

Amplify Academy of Music is a thriving music school on a mission to change children’s lives through music. Our group guitar lessons, holiday camps and community events are designed to bring young people together to learn, create and connect.

Young people in our club don’t just learn how to play an instrument. They learn how to communicate and collaberate in groups, and express themselves creatively. We see them growing in confidence, resilience and self-belief with every week that passes.​

Meet our Team

Chris McColgan

CEO

Bio incoming…stand by!

Chris McColgan

CEO

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Crawford Smilth

Events Manager

Play-by-ear guitarist & bass noodler since the mid 90’s. Master of ceremonies, sound engineer and herder of cats for Southside Sessions Glasgow since 2005. Over 20yrs teaching experience. Favourite pastime: Chief Howler at late night fireside jam sessions 🔥

Daniel - Glasgow Guitar Academy

Daniel Scott

Guitar Tutor

Guitarist, bassist, violinist and composer. Lover of face-melting guitar solos, funky chops and clothes with no functionality in Scottish weather. Can usually be found lurking around Sauchiehall street. Aspiring River Island model.

Annmarie - Glasgow Guitar Academy

Annmarie

Guitar Tutor

Been playing guitar since dinosaurs roamed the earth, over 20yrs teaching experience. Graduated first class with distinction. Toured and survived. Known to have a bigger hand span that the Hulk and kens where the good biscuits are hidden.

Crawford Smith

Guitar Groups Tutor

Play-by-ear guitarist & bass noodler since the mid 90’s. Master of ceremonies, sound engineer and
herder of cats for Southside Sessions Glasgow since 2005. Over 20yrs teaching experience. Favourite pastime: Chief Howler at late night fireside jam sessions 🔥

Daniel - Glasgow Guitar Academy

Daniel Scott

Guitar Tutor

Guitarist, bassist, violinist and composer. Lover of face-melting guitar solos, funky chops and clothes with no functionality in Scottish weather. Can usually be found lurking around Sauchiehall street. Aspiring River Island model.

Annmarie

Guitar Tutor

Been playing guitar since dinosaurs roamed the earth, over 20yrs teaching experience. Graduated first class with distinction. Toured and survived. Known to have a bigger hand span that the Hulk and kens where the good biscuits are hidden.

Annmarie - Glasgow Guitar Academy
Joe - Glasgow Guitar Academy

Joe

Guitar Tutor

Guitarist, bassist and avid songwriter. Recent first-class graduate with several awards related to
specialisation in Community Music. Despite what Crawford says, is NOT a “jazzer” model.