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Instruments Taught

Ford offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £20.00

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £20.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £20.00

Tin Whistle

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £20.00

Ukulele

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

I'm a professional folk musician based in Sheffield and Somerset with 8 years live performance experience on Irish whistle and Guitar. I also have several years experience in Indian classical music and I play the tabla. I'm a very dedicated musician and I get a lot out of sharing my music with others.
In 2018 my band The Drystones was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Get in touch and we can have a chat!
I can teach acoustic guitar grades as well as learning songs in whatever styles interest you.
I specialise in contemporary folk and Irish traditional on tin whistle.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching with the Halsway Manor national centre for folk arts youth programmes since 2014, including leading workshops of up to 35 students in singing and instrumental from ages 6-20, at residentials and in schools. I have been tutoring private instrumental lessons since 2017.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in a flexible and responsive approach to each student. The most important thing is to find your passion for the instrument, so I will try and respond to the things that engage each student. My preferred method of teaching is by ear, and I believe this is a vital skill for every musician. Visual aids can be useful though, and I am able to teach music theory and notation if appropriate.
Playing together and being spontaneous is just as important as technique.

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

Qualifications:

  • The University of Sheffield (2017) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • RGT (2017) - Grade 8 Acoustic Guitar (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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