As a result of G.C.S.E. and Aílevel examinations being effectively cancelled, I do have a limited availability of Skype/FaceTime lesson slots. Please feel free to contact me for details. Guitar (absolutely all styles and levels). Theyíre all one complete instrument with almost innumerable techniques!
Composition and Song Construction
I use the following examining bodies;
ABRSM (classical guitar and Music theory)
Trinity (classical, acoustic and electric guitar)
Rock School (electric guitar). Iím not so very keen on Rock School but the syllabus do seem to suit some students.
As a result of G.C.S.E. and Aílevel examinations being effectively cancelled, I do have a limited availability of Skype/FaceTime lesson slots. Please feel free to contact me for details.
Electric Guitar (all levels/styles).
Acoustic Guitar (all levels/styles).
Classical Guitar (all levels).
Flamenco Guitar (all levels).
Music Theory (all levels).
Specialist in G.C.S.E. and Aílevel performance work.
Targeted learning toward A.B.R.S.M, Trinity and Rock School examinations.
Dedicated college entrance audition prep.
Beginners to Advanced
Over 25 years teaching experience in both state and independent schools.
I'm CRB checked.
Whilst aiming firmly at musical awareness, self expression, creative progress and technical excellence, I encourage a relaxed, pupil centred approach to all aspects of the learning experience.
We should never forget the reason we initially started to play music:
WE PLAY IN ORDER TO ENJOY PLAYING, TO HAVE FUN and to ACHIEVE SATISFACTION. Thatís all there is to it.
Sounds obvious but it's so easily forgotten. Of course there are other things like; self-expression, musical awareness, technique, practice strategies for learning and social interaction.
I also play mandolin, banjo and sitar (quite badly but they're pretty cool).
I leave the teaching of these instruments to the wise people who really know what they're doing..........
My past students have gone on to study at major centres of music education including Guildhall School of Music, Leeds College of Music, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and others. Many past students play professionally as soloists, accompanists and in bands.
Started late by modern standards at around 13 years old. That was traditionally considered about right to commence guitar but Iíd already put in a good deal of hard work on clarinet & saxophone.........
I played in too many bands everywhere from clubs to the great outdoors, studio work through the 80ís & 90ís: mainly just commercial but every so often, the occasional succulent morsel. Learned from some of the best players I can imagine.
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