BA Hons Degree of Music, Plymouth University
Soul and R&B
Acoustic & Finger-style
All aspects of Technique
*Have a listen to the audio files listed under 'Mulitmedia'. These performances of mine demonstrate a variety of styles I can perform and teach.
Beginners to Advanced
Hi, my name is Chris and I am a session guitarist based in the UK. In addition to earning a degree in Music Design and Composition at Plymouth University, I have for over 10 years years now, been working as a professional guitarist, songwriter, and tutor.
With experiences performing live all over the UK and Germany, my career highlights include working with touring function band The Sparks and writing & performing for The Chris Taylor Band, and Amy Mayes Band. I have had the privilege of working and recording in some of the UK's finest studios such as The Silk Mill, Staffordshire, and have recorded with some fantastic musicians including ex Paul McCartney and John Mayer guitarist Robbie Mcintosh.
I've also worked with artists including Amy Mayes with live performances at venues including Ronnie Scotts and Ealing Blues Festival. With this artist, I worked on album that featured the fantastic Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones). I've also had the pleasure of working with the world renowned boogie woogie pianist Ben Waters.
I have been teaching now for 10 plus years, covering private lessons on predominantly a one-to-one basis. The Majority of my lessons are held at my studio, but I am however available for home visits. I also teach guitar at St Johns Primary School in Weymouth.
All lessons, whether it's guitar, bass, vocals, or Ukulele, can be specifically tailored to suit the needs of the pupil. Whether the pupil is a beginner or advanced, all lessons will be thoroughly prepared with a clear plan in mind.
All lessons will include material such as backing tracks, recorded examples, transcriptions, and various resources in order to help with the pupils progression.
For an idea of what the lessons can cover, here are a few examples:
GUITAR (Acoustic/Electric) /BASS:
Technique, Chords & Scales, Improvisation, Rhythmic Control, Music Notation/Theory, Finger-style, Songs/Styles, and much more.
I teach singers to help find their own unique voice, and using proper, proven techniques, take their voice to a new level. I will show you the correct way to sing covering a variety of topics including:
Stress-free warm-up techniques, diaphragmatic breathing and support, stamina, tongue position and placement, open throat technique, better tone and pitch, increasing range and power, and how to apply to techniques to songs.
Technique, Chords & Scales, Songs/Styles.
If you want to check out the current projects I'm involved in, then please feel free to head over to:
Wedding/Function Band, The Sparks (www.thesparksband.co.uk)
Songwriter, the Chris Taylor Band (www.christaylorband.com)
Amy Mayes Band
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
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