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25 years as a musician, song writer, arranger, performer, student and teacher of music. 10 years as a full time guitar tutor.

Experience working with adults, and younger people from the age of 8 and upwards from complete beginners to advanced in one to one and group work.

I also run a guitar and singing workshop at ST MARY's church on the Gateshead quayside.

member of the MUSICIANS UNION, MUSIC LEADER and SING UP. i also belong to several choirs.
Instruments: Acoustic and Electric Guitar.
Genre/Style(s): ACOUSTIC pick and fingerstyle, rhythm, open tunings, slide, folk, blues, americana.

ELECTRIC pick and fingerstyle, rhythm and lead.

styles of music i have taught:
Folk, Blues, Indie, Classic rock, Singer Songwriter, Church, Classical, Punk, Jazz, Metal, ska, church music, ballads, easy listening...
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Lesson content is song based and developed around the needs of the students.

Plain english approach to any supporting theory.
Practical skills, good technique and how to practice.
No unnecessary scales, exercises and theory.
Creativity and musicianship emphasised.

WEEKLY and FORTNIGHTLY session DISCOUNTED when paid for in blocks of 4.

£22.50/hour WEEKLY

AFTERSCHOOL WEEKLY session DISCOUNT for younger students paid for in blocks of 4.

£17.50/45 minutes WEEKLY

Pleas visit my website for further details and student testimonials.


Contact ELTON

Address: Shipcote
Tyne and Wear
Phone: 0772 657 7128
Fee (60 minutes): £22.50
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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