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Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

Described by Classical Guitar Magazine as ‘a guitarist of outstanding skill and originality’, Scottish guitarist Ian has appeared throughout the world, giving solo recitals in the USA, China, South Korea, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Denmark. He has performed concertos with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, Classic FM, NDR Radio (Germany) and WSMC Radio (USA). Additionally, he has made three solo recordings for Nimbus Alliance and his playing has been described by the press as ‘sublime’ (BBC Music Magazine), ‘astoundingly atmospheric’ (The Herald) and ‘dazzlingly virtuosic’ (The Herald).

Noted for his ‘exceptional range of timbre’ (BBC Music Magazine), ’s international prizes include 1st prize at the Heinsberg International Guitar Competition (2011), Germany, 1st prize at the Westphalian Guitar Spring Competition (2010), Germany, 2nd prize at the Parkening International Guitar Competition (2009), USA (often described as the world’s most prestigious) and 2nd prize at the Vienna ‘Homage to Karl Scheit’ International Competition, 2010.

Tutoring Experience:

Lecturer in classical guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland since 2013.
Guitar tutor at Douglas Academy Music School since 2016
Guitar tutor at The Cedars School since 2021
Guitar tutor for Buckinghamshire Music Trust since 2021
Guitar tutor at University of St Andrews Music Centre, 2017-2021
Guitar tutor at St Ninian's High School, Giffnock, 2018-2020
Private guitar tutor since 2009
Given masterclasses at guitar festivals in South Korea, Germany, Czech Republic and Hungary

Tutoring Approach:

The approach differs from student to student. I teach people at all ages and abilities and find the most important thing is for the student to have a clear idea of what they want to achieve (excepting young children, of course, who need a different approach).

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


  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2012) - BMus (First Class Honours) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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