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Mr Stu Wood
Mr Stu Wood

Biography

Guitar Playing & Teaching Experience:

Performance Experience

12 years of experience performing in function bands and duo’s in a variety of different styles for weddings, parties, charity events and stage shows in a wide range of venues across the UK (2001-Present)

Versitile player competent in a variety of different styles & genres including rock, funk, pop, reggae, blues, jazz and more

Established backing vocalist

Experience performing as a solo artist & as a member in a group


Teaching Experience - (Please see my Lessons page for more info)

Tutor for ACMR South Coast on the BTEC Performance Diploma, Teaching units in Songwriting, Guitar Improvisation, Performance Clinic, Repertoire Development and Stage Presentation (2012-Present)

Experienced teaching one to one and group lessons at ACMR South Coast based in Bournemouth, Dorset (2009-Present)

Provide private teaching as a freelance guitar/bass/ukulele tutor in the Bournemouth/Poole area (2009-Present)

Experienced in providing workshop tuition in songwriting, instrumental and band development (2010-Present)

Currently provide guitar and bass guitar tuition in Bournemouth/Poole schools (2010-Present)

Ability to teach electric or acoustic guitar in a wide variety of musical styles but specialise in rock, pop & blues playing
Comfortable teaching guitar technique, fretboard knowledge, sight reading, improvisation, aural training, music theory, expanding repertoire, fundamentals of guitar maintenance and recording techniques

Provide bass guitar tuition at a beginner level, focusing on a variety of different elements such as building repertoire, improving technique, fret board knowledge, (scales, notes on the fretboard etc) bass sound/effects and how to adapt to different styles of music.

Currently teach Ukulele at a beginner level, working on technique and fretboard knowledge whist building a repertoire of songs or working towards grade examinations

Ability to teach RGT, Rockschool and Trinity exam material in preperation for music exams

Experienced singing backing vocals so would be able to help you with any vocal harmonies which you may wish to learn.

Through studies at The Academy of Contemporary Music I attained a Degree in Music Production so if you require any assistance with any aspects of recording I can include it in your lessons also


Recording Experience

Experienced in recording a variety of musical genres including rock, pop, and hip-hop including a wide range of instrumentation

Good understanding and knowledge of the processes involved when recording commercially viable music

Mixing and mastering skills including live recording

Experience using synthetic sounds and manipulating audio

Ability to create music to deadlines from a specific brief whist working on a variety of freelance recording sessions


Song-Writing Experience

Experienced composer of contrasting instrumentation in a wide variety of styles

Composed tracks for group and solo projects

Knowledge of musical theory, harmony and arrangement

Written music to deadlines and to specific briefs


Personal Information

I have gained a wide knowledge of the music industry having persued music education including general music studies, guitar studies, and music production at the academy of contemporary music. This study has furthered my knowledge in areas such as performance, composition, production, business, marketing and promotion

I have an interest in all genres of music and how sounds are created and would like to be involved in music creation for television, motion picture and computer games

I currently perform with a Bournemouth based 4 piece band called 'B Town Soul Cats.' We play an eclectic mix of popular songs from the classic soul, funk, dance and pop genres. We are currently gigging in the Dorset area and are now taking bookings for weddings, parties and corporate events across the UK.

I am also a member of a live acoustic duo called ‘The Lost Cats’ based in the south west

Currently seeking ongoing live performance work, private teaching, and freelance session work

Contact Stu

Address: Garland Road,
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2LD
Phone: 07918 857520
Mobile: 07918 857520
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (45 minutes): £25.00

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