In association with
Mr DEAN WHALE

Biography

Dean started learning guitar at the age of 7 and was influenced by music from The Shadows. At the age of 12, he won a Fender Stratocaster in a playing competition awarded by Bruce Welch of The Shadows. This lead to touring the UK and Europe with Bruce Welch and other 'Shadows' members.

By the age of 14, Dean had achieved grade 8 electric guitar with RGT, which he is now registered with as an experienced tutor.

At 15, he joined a semi professional rock and roll band called The Heartbeats and started working with other session musicians in theatre productions.

Dean started his business at the age of 17, teaching the guitar at Sharon Music in Gillingham and running his recording studio at home. At the age of 21, he built his present recording studio in Rainham, where he now teaches guitar.

In 2007, he started up Jam Nights in the local area, so that his students could benefit from playing with experienced musicians in front of a live audience.

Dean has played in several bands since he joined The Heartbeats, and has had the privilege to work alongside some of the best musicians in the UK. He played with "The Lovedays" for 2 years and released their album 'House of Cards' in 2009. They played all over the country including the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, and Kenny's Castaways in New York City. He also played drums for Billy Wears Dresses, who signed to Formant Records in 2010 and released their first two singles into the shops in 2008.

Dean now devotes most of his time into teaching and playing with MasterClass - a successful professional 3 piece events covers band that has played all over the UK and europe, and Acoustica, an acoustic guitar duo with Barry Kitchin playing jazz and contempary classics.

Dean is an experienced session player and tutor, with a professional attitude and passion for his work.

Contact DEAN

Address: 47 Moor Park Close, Rainham, Gillingham
Kent
ME8 9HP
Phone: 07906957150
Mobile: 07906 957150
Fee (30 minutes): £17.00
Fee (60 minutes): £32.00

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