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Mr Rowan McConkey
Mr Rowan McConkey

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MMus (Hons)
BMus (Hons)
Instruments: Classical Guitar
Spanish Guitar
Acoustic/Steel String Guitar
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a very highly trained musician and performer - having studied with world class performers at The Royal Birmingham conservatoire for 6 years where I graduated from the BMus and MMus courses and was awarded 1st prize in the Conservatoire Guitar Competition in my second year of study. I have received tuition from some of the finest musicians in the world including: Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Xuefei Yang, Chris Stell, Fabio Zanon, Marcin Dylla, Liz Pallett, Amanda Cook, Gary Ryan, Craig Ogden, Antigoni Goni, Gerald Garcia, John Dearman and Matt Greif. I have performed across the UK and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician with the Alma Guitar Trio/Quartet and the National Youth Guitar Fellowship Ensemble.

As a teacher I specialise in Classical Guitar but am well versed in teaching other styles of finger-picking and plectrum based techniques on Acoustic and Electric Guitar as well as Bass and Ukulele. My students range drastically in age and ability from children starting their first lessons to adults who have been playing confidently for years and every step in between.

I have a very flexible approach to my teaching practice focusing on the needs and interests of the individual; whether this might be the early stages for beginner guitarists, grade exams, improving techniques and musical skills/knowledge, or purely playing for the joy of it! I aim to develop a personalised portfolio of skills, knowledge and technique to best help you achieve your musical goals. If you feel that there is a specific area of your playing that you would like work on for instance sight-reading/rhythm or specialised techniques such as tremolo we can target these goals directly.

I can offer support for either ABRSM or Trinity-Guildhall music examinations from Initial grade, through grades 18 and diploma standards. Additionally I will provide support for theory and aural examinations.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with queries or to arrange a teaching session. I will be happy to offer consultation lessons with no strings attached (no pun intended!).

Lessons can be held in my home studio (preferred) or by special arrangement I can travel to you. I am fully DBS checked and as a member of the Musicians Union have full public liability insurance.

Contact Rowan

Address: Ryland Road
Midlands (West)
B15 2BW
Mobile: 07840437172
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £50.00

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