Classically trained pianist and guitarist. Have played in a few different groups, touring UK and Europe extensively and appearing on shows on BBC 6 music and Jools Holland. Adept at playing by ear, improvising and composition. Can teach theory too. Good understanding of lots of styles of music, chord progressions/modulations and how they work together. Can teach any style really- blues, ragtime, jazz, folk, classical, pop, rock. Can teach fingerpicking style guitar. Big fan of songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Shane Macgowan, Kurt Cobain, Beatles and others. I am very attentive and have great attention to detail. I try to tailor lessons to each individual student. This is try to make sure you are getting the most out of it that you could be and to try to make sure so you feel passionate, compelled and engaged with the material. Classical, folk, blues, rock, pop, grunge.
Piano - from beginner to 'Entry' diplomas, Keyboard from beginner to Grade 8, Classical organ beginners to Grade 6 , Popular Organ (Spinnet)from beginners to Grade 6, Theory from Grade 1 to Grade 8 Classic to Jazz styles
Piano - from beginner to 'Entry' diplomas, Keyboard from beginner to Grade 8, Classical organ beginners to Grade 6, Popular Organ (Spinnet) from beginners to Grade 6, Theory from Grade 1 to Grade 8 Classical to Jazz Styles
Violin / Fiddle, Nyckelharpa (Absolute beginners only, supply your own instrument please!), Piano (Practice assistance only), (Folk) Harmony and Improvisation, Public Speaking and Stage Announcement Folk, & Traditional, Basic Classical Jazz and Choral Music, Improvisation and Harmony, Speaking and Stage Prescence, , Specific Specialised Folk Styles; Northumbrian, English, Tyneside, James Hill, Morris, Swedish, Scandinavian