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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Banjo (4 string)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

As a teacher, I believe in catering lessons to the student. Whether starting from scratch or developing existing technique, I still work to make lessons fun while helping people improve. I have: given private and group lessons, run projects to help underprivileged children, taught at the Kodaly Institute in Hungary, The Sage Gateshed and taught at many festivals around the world. Having been tutored by a number of talented musicians such as Catriona MacDonald (Blazin’ Fiddles) , Chris Newman and Stuart Hardy. I possess an intricate knowledge of my instruments to compliment an innate talent for passing it on.

Tutoring Experience:

10 years 1 to 1 teaching experience
Nowte se Stange as folk (Educational program in the North East) for 2 years
Live Music Now for 6 years providing musical workshops, interactive performances and managing and executing short term projects.
Teaching at the Sage Gateshead as part of folk works educational program.

Tutoring Approach:

Music tutors should inspire. If you don't feel inspired to practice you then I am not doing my job properly! I teach predominantly by ear but provide recordings and notation to material learnt in lessons. I tailor a lot of exercises to help pupils develop quickly in areas they tend to struggle.

Typical Lesson

Begin with stretches

Learn exercises related to the current piece.

Learn the piece, write out the exercises and go over the theory.

Review past material.

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


  • Newcastle Upon Tyne (2008) - BSC Folk and Traditional (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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