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Ms Kate Shilson
Ms Kate Shilson

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Grade V Theory (ABRSM)
Instruments: Guitar
Bass guitar
Genre/Style(s): Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate



My name is Kate Shilson and I live in the centre of Penzance.


I have played the guitar and bass guitar for over twenty years. In that time I have been in various bands. I am currently in a successful covers band called 'Dead Star' and an all-original band called 'The Tribunes'. Both bands play all over Cornwall. I also write my own music.


I studied music at school and hold a certificate in Grade V Theory of Music with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. I also have a degree in an unrelated subject.

My Philosophy

I believe in tailoring the lessons to the individual student. I also believe in learning by doing. I aim to get each student playing the song they would most like to play by their second lesson. I believe this is far more inspiring than endlessly strumming one or even several chords.

An inspired student practices and a student that practices learns.

I do not spend a lot of time teaching theory, although students do learn theory as we go along. I also avoid endlessly practicing scales, although once a student progresses to the point where they want to start to play lead guitar, then scales become important. Nevertheless it can still be taught in a fun and exciting way.

Learn with me and start playing today!

Contact Kate

Address: Penzance,
TR20 8HW
Phone: 01736359091
Mobile: 07817397756
Fee (60 minutes): £20.00

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