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Mr Daniel Farris

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MMus Jazz Performance (Guitar) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

BMus Jazz Guitar (first-class honours) - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Advanced Diploma in Jazz - University Of St. Andrews

Grade 8 Electric Guitar and Drum Kit with Distinction (RSL)

ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory (Distinction)
Instruments: Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
Classical/Fingerstyle (beginner)
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


As an active bandleader and sideman on the UK jazz scene, my performance highlights have included the following:

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Kansas Smitty's, Jazz Cafe Camden, BBC Proms 2016, Jazz In The Round (JazzFM), Symphony Hall Birmingham & the EFG London Jazz Festival.

I hold a BMus(Hons) Jazz Guitar degree (first-class honours) and I am currently completing Masters in jazz performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. My professional experience in musical theatre, studio recording and contemporary music practice further highlight my versatility as a musician. I believe these qualities shape my unique and strong set of teaching skills.

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced player, I will be able to adapt my teaching methods to suit your own personal goals and interests.

I am a featured tutor for the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) on their new online education platform, Journeys. I also teach 1to1 lessons, group guitar and ukelele in schools, rhythm workshops and specialist music workshops for toddlers and babies. I have also worked with A level music students, and have helped actor/musicians with successful auditions to their respective higher institutions.

My experience has been shaped through working with respected organisations such as the Cheltenham Festivals, Musicate, Becky Dell Music Academy, Stretto Music and Boppin' Bunnies.

Beginner to Advanced concepts explored in my lessons include:

-Repertoire Across All Genres
-Fretboard Knowledge & Mechanics
-Plectrum Technique
-Stylistic & Contextual Awareness
-Rhythm Study
-Applied Voice Leading
-Advanced Music Theory
-Actor/Musician Skills
-Ensemble Skills

With a 100% pass rate from students, I am familiar with and use study material from the UK's top music examination boards:

-Trinity College London

GET IN TOUCH - I am very happy to informally discuss your individual needs and goals.

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My teaching rates consider travel to/from students, London rent costs and porterage of all relevant equipment for study.
I accept cash payment per lesson (with receipt) or bank transfer in block payment.

Contact Daniel

Address: Brockley, London
Greater London
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £22.50
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00

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