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Mr Simon Dawson BA (Hons) CT ABRSM
Mr Simon Dawson BA (Hons) CT ABRSM

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BA(Hons)in Music
CT ABRSM (Certificate of Teaching)
Instruments: Classical guitar
Acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Music theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Simon is an experienced musician, guitarist, teacher, arranger and composer. He began learning the guitar and piano at a very early age and now has over 30 years of playing experience. Simon is a graduate of the University of Wales with an honours degree in music, specialising in composition and orchestration.

Since graduating, Simon has developed a successful teaching practice delivering tuition in classical, acoustic and electric guitar as well as music theory. He works as a peripatetic guitar teacher in several local schools and teaches privately from his teaching studio in Cramlington. Lessons are also available via video call. Simon teaches all ages and abilities and enjoys sharing his knowledge of all styles of music, whether there is a focus on graded examinations or learning for pleasure. Lessons with Simon are relaxed and tailored to the individual student.

Simon holds the CT ABRSM qualification, (Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), and is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors and the Musicians' Union. Simon enjoys attending regular professional development training as well as regional and national networking events.

Simon performs as a classical soloist and as part of The Astor Flute & Guitar Duo, who provide music for weddings, functions and other events as well as performing public and private concerts. He is also a founding member of The Astor Chamber Ensemble. Simon enjoys arranging music for both ensembles and can provide bespoke arrangements upon request.

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Address: Cramlington
Phone: 07748 763593
Mobile: 07748 763593

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