In association with
Mr Jonathan Tarplee

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DBS checked/certified.
Instruments: Guitar
(beginners to intermediate, plus some advanced techniques)

Bass Guitar


Electric guitar
Acoustic folk guitar
Classical/Nylon string guitar
Use of various guitar effects

Songwriting tuition for students. 1-1 tuition, group workshops &/or co-writing.

Singing. Vocal techniques, styles, practicing and voice protection.
Genre/Style(s): Folk
Also singing/vocal techniques.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Lessons;

Face to face teaching.
Distancing learning via Skype/Zoom etc.

Teaching from beginners/brand new starters to intermediate plus some more in-depth techniques.

My styles include finger-picking, blues, folk, rock and funk. I have well developed skills in improvisation, live performance, recording/session work and songwriting.

The premise I start from is that of closely considering what the individual student is looking for so that I can help her/him achieve their aims and most importantly, not only to keep moving forward on their instrument, but also to really enjoy the process!

The aims the student might include anything from starting from scratch, learning to play some of their favourite songs, or trying to tackle a particular technique.
Many of my students now enjoy learning via the Trinity Rock & Pop course which I am happy to facilitate.

Song-craft - Songwriting 1-1 tutorials and/or group workshops;

As a prolific songwriter who has had compositions used for a BBC soundtrack as incidental music in one case and received critical acclaim from the music press for my songs/recordings, I also provide songwriting workshops, both 1-1 and for groups.
Perhaps you want to write a song for the first time and don't really know how to start?
Maybe you have written before but find yourself 'stuck'?
Or maybe you want to co-write a song?
Get in touch.

Stage techniques & Music Industry Advice;

I am a very experienced musician who has played live, recorded and done session work.

Advising/consulting on various aspects of the music business is also something I offer, including booking gigs, promotion, stage craft, using equipment/effects and so on (fees would be the same as standard teaching fees).

Teaching via Skype is also available if required.

Contact Jonathan

Address: Cheshire
Phone: 07762135636
Mobile: 07762135636
Fee (30 minutes): £17.00
Fee (60 minutes): £24.00

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