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Guitar

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

Music Theory

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Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced and versatile guitar tutor. I studied classical guitar at the Royal Welsh College and Music and Drama. I am also an accomplished electric guitarist; my main interest being in Jazz. I have performed in many venues across the UK and have taught many students of varying ages and abilities.

I started playing the guitar at primary school in my home town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I remained with the same teacher until the age of 18 when I went to study in Wales. During my time in Scarborough I received Grade 8 distinction and also obtained Grade 5 music theory. I played with the guitar ensembles of the local music service, first the junior and ensemble and then graduating to the senior group where I was really able to develop my group-playing skills. During this time, I also played with the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, which has some of the country's finest young players and some big names (Gerald Garcia and Gary Ryan in particular) as conductors. I also studied GCSE and A level music, receiving qualifications in both.

I spent four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying music and specifically focusing on developing as a performer. I received top rate tuition from John Mills, Stephen Gordon, Eleftheria Kotzia and Graham Devine, and played in masterclasses with multiple renowned guitarists, including John Williams. I also used this time to develop his skills in arranging, composing and studied Jazz guitar.

After leaving music college, I taught at a Cardiff guitar school and did lots of gigs around Cardiff, both solo and with a trumpeter. I continue to pursue performing and teaching and develop my musicianship and musical skills.

I am now based in Margate, Kent and continue to teach and play.

Tutoring Experience:

I've taught lots of students of varying ages and abilities. I'm accustomed to teaching in lots of different styles and catering to a student's specific learning needs.

Tutoring Approach:

I enjoy teaching the guitar as I do playing. I find teaching to be a fulfilling and challenging experience. I aim to make learning the instrument as fun and creative as possible.

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

Qualifications:

  • Scarborough sixth form college (2012) - A level Music (College) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2011) - Grade 8 distinction (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Graham school Scarborough (2010) - GCSE music (School) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2010) - Grade 5 music theory (Other) (✔ On File)

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