Information About George - Stockport teacher
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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 Manchester and continue to teach and play.
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.
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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- 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)