Information About Ben - Ilkley teacher
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I began learning guitar at the age of ten and at the age of thirteen started to write ragtime guitar pieces, performing them at open mic nights and making my own CDs to sell at school. I give Lawrence Eccles, my own guitar teacher at the time, credit for this as he made learning so enjoyable.
I later enrolled in a Jazz BTEC (music equivalent of three A levels). One of my tutors talked about how he used to practise eight hours a day. I was determined to become as good as him and have since become very dedicated in the pursuit of attaining my own guitar style.
From the age of sixteen, I taught ukulele and guitar at Guiseley Primary School. I continue my work there today and now teach at two other schools as well.
After finishing university, I became particularly interested in gaining the ability to play music straight back after hearing it just once. This gives me a strong advantage as a tutor and I continue to work diligently to improve this skill.
I am CRB/DBS checked and have five years experience teaching pupils from a wide age range; six and upwards. I believe it is never too late to get started learning the guitar.
I offer flexible lessons to meet your own needs and ambitions. Whether you would like to focus on a wide range of genres or learn songs from your favourite artists. Whether you would like to learn by reading musical notation, tab or through ear training.
I can work out how to play most popular songs either immediately or within a few minutes if it is particularly challenging. This means you can suggest a few songs you would like to learn if you had the ability, then I can teach you the one that provides the best level of challenge.
Alternatively, I specialise in the Rockschool syllabus. The lessons I give using this syllabus are well structured. This way of learning can be very effective, especially if you are interested in earning some qualifications along the way.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (2016) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)