Information About Evan Rhodri - Leeds teacher
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I am a mandolinist, guitarist, singer and composer based in Leeds, UK.
I have been playing guitar since I was twelve, beginning in rock and moving into bluegrass and folk later. I picked up the mandolin in 2011 and it has since become my main instrument.
I have gained invaluable experience playing bluegrass and folk. With my band The Often Herd I have played festivals across the UK and travelled Europe, playing in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France, where the band took 1st place at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2018 band competition.
I am currently performing and writing for The Often Herd, for my own solo exploits as well as playing in a Ceilidh band, a free jazz outfit and various other projects.
Through my musical academic exploits (GCSE, A Level, BA) and my performance projects, I have also developed a detailed knowledge of music theory.
I have taught mandolin and guitar for 4 years to students of varying ages and levels.
Since September 2017 I have been a mandolin tutor at Leeds College of Music.
I primarily teach folk, bluegrass and old-time on the mandolin and guitar. Beginner teaching will start less specific and can move in any direction the student wishes to take it.
My tuition places an emphasis on developing fretboard knowledge, improving listening skills, improvisation/creativity and building technique/repertoire from any style of music.
I notate music/tablature where it's necessary to provide a reference and use recordings of myself and the student to help personal development.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (2014) - Popular and World Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Rockschool (2010) - Grade 8 Guitar (Other) (✔ On File)
- Lord Lawson of Beamish School (2010) - BTEC Music (Performing) (College) (✔ On File)
- Lord Lawson of Beamish School (2008) - GCSE Music (School) (✔ On File)