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Alexander offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

Music Production

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

Ukulele

Hourly Fee
Beginner £9.00
Intermediate £9.00
Advanced £9.00
Expert £9.00
Casual £9.00

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Personal Description:

Jist Audio offers guitar, bass and music theory tuition for students of all ages and ability; specialising in Standard Grade / CfE , Higher, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College / Rockschool and the Registry of Guitar Tutor courses.

Lessons are held in the tutor's home in Alloa.

Alexander B.A. (Mus) is an experienced teacher and time served live / recording musician. He has played from the tender age of 14 and continues to master his trade, working with many original and covers bands (for events such as: weddings, charity functions, galas and corporate occasions) in venues all over the country.

He is also a sound engineer with extensive recording / live-sound experience; is a member of the P.V.G. Scheme (in respect of working with children) and carries full public liability insurance.

Tutoring Experience:

Guitarist (Acoustic / Electric) and bassist since 1985 (Semi-professional since 1997 / Professional since 2005)

Audio Engineer since 1992 (Semi-professional since 1997 / Professional since 2005)

Guitar and Bass Tutor since 1997

Currently teaches guitar / bass / music theory privately at home

Holds full clean driving licence since February 1994

Member of the Musician’s Union

P.V.G. Scheme / Disclosure Scotland membership (in respect of regulated
work with children - No previous convictions)Technical Skills / Training:

Performs and teaches up to Grade 8 levels on the Registry of Guitar
Tutor courses and Trinity College courses (Covering each syllabus on the
Rockschool courses: 1999 – 2006, 2006 – 2012, 2012 – 2018).

Teaches up to Grade 8 Rudiments and Theory on the A.B.R.S.M.
courses. Can also perform and teach up to Grade 5 practical in classical
guitar on the A.B.R.S.M. courses.

Specialises in teaching Popular Music Theory and Aural / Rhythmic
Perception at all levels.

Audio Engineer (Live and Studio) since 1992:

Excellent working knowledge in the set-up of live audio equipment: mixers /
soundboards, dynamic processors, effects processors, amplifiers,
microphones, loudspeakers, live-sound reinforcement methodology and
related technology.

Extensive knowledge of recording studio operations: multi-track board
operation, Pro-Tools experience, digital and analogue recording, editing and
mixing, dynamics and effects processing, M.I.D.I. / sequencing for music
programming and automation, music production, C.D. production, audio
encoding / decoding, video production, synchronisation.
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Experience:

Performing musician with various cover bands: 1990 - 1994

Performing musician with original artists/group 'The Jist' : 1995 - 1999

Placement in Perth Grammar High School in 2005 as an Instrumental Instructor for 4th Year pupils from February – May 2005.

Performing musician with original artists/group 'The Cosmic Puppets' : 2004 - 2007

Performing musician and audio engineer with 'Aquarius' function band for 5 seasons: 2007 – 2011 on bass and guitar at Weddings / Corporate Functions / Galas / Birthday Parties / Christmas Parties / Anniversaries… (Performing a variety of different music genres: Pop / Jazz / Swing / Rock / Ceilidh / Funk / Disco / Soul / Motown / Indie / Traditional / Folk / Ethnic )

‘Also wholly responsible for the live sound, demo recordings and videos… sequencing / arranging 'digital/virtual' ensembles.

Manager of Aquarius Function Band: 2009 – 2011 (Accounting and wages / bookings / advertising / website building and maintenance / dealing on a one to one basis with clients and agencies / organising rehearsals and studio-time / travel and accommodation / telephone calls / e-mails / managing set-lists and repertoire, etc…)

Guitar Tutor at Harmeny (N.B. not Harmony) Education Trust, Balerno: March 2012 – September 2013.

Tutoring Approach:

A mixture of method teaching and song based teaching. Lessons can be tailored for the individual.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Perth College (2005) - B.A. Music Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Perth College (2002) - Student of the year award (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Perth College (2001) - HND Audio Engineeering (College) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (1988) - ABRSM Grade 5 Theory (School) (✔ On File)

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