In association with
Mr John Cradden

English MA
Instruments: Guitar
tenor banjo
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
Traditional Scottish
traditional irish
pop and rock
Traditional Irish
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Please check my website for:
- more audio samples of guitar styles including folk and jazz
- more details on hourly rates and offers

I am something of a musical all-rounder with lots of experience touring and performing on the club circuit in Europe and I enjoy music from all kinds of scenes. I am skilled in wide range of popular and contemporary styles on the guitar and mandolin and can tutor in other instruments including, the bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandola, hammer dulcimer, electric guitar and electronic keyboard. I have experience in digital recording of real, sampled and electronic instruments. I have written, arranged and produced many multi-part pieces of music (for fiddles, accordion, whistles, cellos, chordal instruments, bass and drums) both in 'live' and studio settings.

Music in Community Education
I have a long history as music tutor in community education, teaching mixed instrument groups and individuals, including directing a 35 piece Scottish music ensemble. My understanding of community education approaches to literacies and the arts have had a major effect on my approach to teaching music. This includes placing the learner at the centre of the learning experience. I have produced effective learning materials for schools, local authorities and the BBC. The BBC commissions were sold internationally, especially in Commonwealth countries.

Contact John

Address: Edinburgh
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £20.00

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