I am based in Woodchester, near Stroud, in the Cotswolds.

I first picked up the guitar when I was fourteen and taught myself, through listening to records and with the help of Fred Noad's classic guitar tuition book 'Solo Guitar Playing. My early influences were Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Yes, Simon & Garfunkel, Pentangle, Christy Moore, amongst many.

For the last 20 + years or so my inspiration has been Indian devotional music, and since 2006 have been playing lots of Indian Kirtan (call & response devotional singing), and Kirtan Concerts with my wife, Sue Bharati as Bharati & Dinesh. The name Dinesh was given to me by an Indian teacher.

We have been invited to play and sing at various events, including Yoga camps and Yoga studios, fund raisers, wedding and birthday celebrations, schools and nurseries, and festivals.

Through all the various phases I have continued to develop and deepen my appreciation for the classical guitar, especially since successfully going through the ABRSM grades up to grade 8. Since turning full time teacher at the start of 2011, I feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge and my joy of such a versatile and amazing instrument. I have guided many students successfully through ABRSM, RSL Rockschool and LCM / RGTmusic exams. I teach up to grade 8.

I am a member of the Register of Guitar Tutors (London College of Music) and have an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (DBS). I have been teaching at our local primary school 2 mornings a week for the last 9 years and have been a mentor at the World Youth Guitar Festival (2019).

In my earlier life I have been a Registered Nurse for people with learning difficulties, and have extensive care work experience in a variety of settings.

I also teach Ukulele, Guitalele and the Indian Harmonium.