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Mr Ben Johnsen
Mr Ben Johnsen

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BA (Hons) In Professional Musicianship
3 A levels
11 GCSE's including English and Maths
Instruments: Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Genre/Style(s): Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


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I'm Ben and I've been playing & studying guitar for over 16 years. I've been teaching guitar for 8 years and have worked with various different companies and schools around East Sussex including Chichester College, British Institute of Modern Music, Bonners Music School and DK Music Academy. I have also been teaching privately alongside. I currently work in the music industry performing and recording so I'm still very much in the business. I love teaching because I love passing on that passion of learning and achieving something on the guitar, whether it be playing a first chord or nailing a guitar solo.

Regarding my relevant qualifications I have a BA(Hons) in Professional Musicianship which included me getting a 1st in my Music Theory so if you're looking to brush up on that as well, I can help you there too.

I have played in many bands and have toured the UK supporting artists such as De La Soul and Paul Young. I play and teach all styles of music from pop to rock to blues to country and anything else you would like to learn.

I like to make my lessons enjoyable and I do that by teaching you the songs that you want to learn. That way I find it instills that passion as everyone wants to be able to play their favourite songs. By doing this, you'll learn technique and the necessary skills without even realising it! With my very young students that I teach (around 8 years old) I use a groundbreaking app called Yousician. I have this on the iPad and if the student has an apple or android device, they can download it too for free. It essentially turns learning guitar into a game where they complete levels and collect stars and achievements. I can set them challenges to complete on their device too. It is a great tool to incorporate and I find it helps engage the younger students. A lot of the parents of my younger students have even said that their school work has improved since learning the guitar too!
I also teach older students who have retired and everyone in between. It's always a good time to start learning the guitar, no matter your age or experience.

I teach from my home and have a purpose built teaching/recording room and I can record your progress on my professional recording equipment so you are able to hear the improvements you are making.

I really look forward to hearing from any budding guitar player and to kickstarting your guitar playing journey, whether that be for a career in mind for the future or just as a hobby.

Contact Ben

Address: East Sussex
Sussex (East)
BN27 4ER
Phone: 07534111766
Mobile: 07534111766
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £18.00

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