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Mr Eddie Haydn-Smith
Mr Eddie Haydn-Smith


Hello I am an experienced and professional musician and teacher with many years of experience teaching both in schools and privately.

I have a unique teaching style in which I focus mainly on helping my students to understand and to 'speak' (with the instrument!) the language of music, as opposed to just learning to play pieces by rote. At times where we do study the students favourite music or other pieces, there is always an emphasis on understanding and seeing and hearing the patterns that the music is made from and often using this as a springboard for our own improvisations. In this way we can learn from these pieces and they can then inform our own music making and playing process in the future.

My lessons usually involve direct musical experiences where teacher and student 'jam' and improvise together, whilst learning and exploring fundamentally useful elements and building blocks of music. Lessons are usually FUN! Because making music and being creative IS FUN! :) Music theory will incidentally be learned during this active practical and creative process, and I will show you how fun music theory is too!

I incorporate unique tools during this process including visual aids and colour coded charts of the fretboard which are gradually added to as we learn the patterns which make up our musical fretboard landscape, technology is used which can display in light, and be played as an instrument, these patterns and geometery of our fretboard (the Novation Launchpad or Ableton Push)

The teaching style is applicable to any and ALL GENRES of music, as we focus on learning the fundamental language of music, which is universal to all styles and genres

I make liberal use of backing tracks and loop pedals in teaching, as the best way to interalise this musical language is to hear it in context as if you were playing with other musicians!

I offer a 45 minute FREE TRIAL LESSON to any prospective students, so please get in touch if you think you may resonate with my teaching methods and I may be able to help you with your musical goals!

Best of luck with your musical goals, and remember to always enjoy your music and have fun!!

Contact Eddie

Address: Beaconsfield Road
Sussex (East)
Mobile: 07590419871
Fee (45 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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