Information About Craig - Hemel Hempstead teacher - (3 reviews)
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Craig is a professional guitarist and teacher based in Hertfordshire. A graduate of the prestigious Guitar Institute Craig holds a BMus (Hons) degree in Popular Music Performance and an LRSL in Music Tuition. Whilst there, he was lucky enough to study under Iain Scott (Brian Wilson, Frank Gambale), Dario Cortese (Larry Carlton, Pete Vettese, Albert Lee), Lee Hodgson (Odyssey, Stevet Cherelle Band, Billy Curtis Band) and Chris Newland (Sister Sledge, Odyssey, Mick Ronson). The lessons he learnt inform both his individual performance and busy teaching practice.
He has performed hundreds of gigs as a solo performer, rock ‘n’ roll function guitarist and stretching further to twelve piece soul bands. He has been fortunate enough to play exclusive venues such as the Indigo O2 and as a regular on the local music scene, he has proven himself as an experienced and well-rounded musician.
As lead guitarist and founding member of Bandit Craig maintains a busy gigging schedule at private and corporate events across the UK through the Alive Network entertainment agency. Craig also regularly performs with Indie/Rock band The Duvets and features in local theatre shows.
Craig takes great pride in delivering a professional and energetic live performance and as a tutor, strives to create an inspirational and tailored tuition programme for his students. He is dedicated to carving a name for himself and passionately delivering music for years to come.
Outside of being a busy performer Craig is an in demand Guitar tutor with years of experience already under his belt. He currently teaches private 1:1 lessons out of his studio in Hemel Hempstead to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to this he also teaches at The Cavendish School, Abbots Hill School, and Fusion Music as a staff tutor.
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We offer specialist 1:1 contemporary Guitar tuition for all ages and abilities. Each student can expect their learning to be structured around their aims and preferences from beginners to advanced players. Our professional studio is based in Hemel Hempstead and is available 7 days a week.
Qualified and experienced tutors
CRB checked (DBS cert)
Rockschool exam routes
All ages and abilities
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
We pride ourselves on delivering a curriculum specifically tailored to the student whilst incorporating key musicianship skills throughout. Both casual tuition and Rockschool exam routes are catered for as well as G.C.S.E / A Level performance prep and Duke of Edinburgh Awards, with current students holding a 100% merit or above pass rate. Our extensive teaching materials include transcriptions of over 200 popular songs across all styles so you can study the songs that you know and love! Below are some example topics for learners of all levels.
Learn your favourite songs
Understanding basic music notation
Rhythm and lead skills
Major, minor, and seventh chords
Confidently playing along with records
Understanding of Blues, Rock, and Pop styles
Learn your favourite songs
Advanced semiquaver style rhythms
Extended chords and chord voicings
Lead guitar techniques
Understanding of Funk, Soul, Reggae styles
Advanced soloing techniques
Jazz harmony / chord progressions
Picking / speed technique
Specific style / artist study
Mastering the metronome
Understanding of Jazz, Country, and Metal styles
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Guitar Institute (ICMP) (2014) - BMus (Hons) in Professional Music Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Guitar Institute (ICMP) (2014) - LRSL Teaching Licentiate (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Guitar Institute (ICMP) (2011) - BTEC Professional Diploma in Music Performance (Professional) (✔ On File)
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Thanks for taking the time and nerve to try to get the best out of me. I'm enjoying the classes and I appreciate your patience and skills to teach the basics. I think I'm on the right track thanks to you.