- Guitar, - Bass, - Drums, - Ukulele, - Music theory, - Composition, - Music examination tutoring (GCSE & A Level) Gareth specialises in teaching grades - from preliminary grade to a postgraduate level - in guitar, bass, drums and theory. , , Gareth follows the London College of Music and Trinity College (Rock and Pop) syllabi.
Guitar, Piano / Keyboard, Ukulele, Recorder Piano - classical, (scales, learning to read music notation, Prep Tests and early Grades - 1 to 3), fun songs and pieces in various styles. Preparation for performances, and recording offered., , Guitar - classical, (reading music, finger technique etc.), and contemporary, (chords, songs and rhythms etc.). I use the 'Guitarist's Way' series of tutor books for classical technique, and my own method for chords and songs., , , Ukulele - songs, chords and melodies - all styles., , Recorder - (descant & treble), music notation, basic technique, simple melodies.
I have the privilege of teaching classical violin, viola and music theory beyond Grade 8 Trinity and ABRSM. I also tutor beginners piano. Originally from Scotland with Irish and Hungarian ancestry, I also have a passion for traditional fiddle and this includes the Irish/British traditions as well as those from the USA, Hungary and other parts of Europe. , , A huge benefit of taking lessons with me is that I tutor online which is hugely beneficial especially for rural based clients. It cuts down on clients' petrol, heating, parking charges and time. Already these lessons are proving highly successful because of their didactic qualities too. , , I am also of one of only a number of tutors who provide a 'super-tutor' service. This means that I offer my services on a residential basis especially during holiday and weekend periods. The super-tutor service is ideal for students who are seeking places at specialist schools or further education. , , Other benefits include;- , , , -My own unique method which sustains even the youngest students' interest in a longer lesson , , -10% of all music books and accessories , , -Free starter materials , , -Regular progress reports and certificates, , -Friendly home environment if coming to my home , , -Out of school music lessons (prep for GCSE and A level practical exams) , , -Electric violin , , -Improvisation/basic composition/aural music theory , , -No need to read music before you start lessons , , -Advice on hiring/purchasing instruments, , -Suzuki method taught Classical Piano , Classical Violin, Folk Fiddle , Jazz Improvisation , Jazz/ Electric Violin, Music Workshops , Viola , Celtic Drumming, Beginners Guitar , Ukulele
5-string banjo (clawhammer and bluegrass styles), Tenorbanjo, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Appalachian Dulcimer, Tin Whistle, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele Folk (Old Time American, Bluegrass, Irish, English and Scottish); Classical; Rock/Pop etc.