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John offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Harmonica

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Ukulele

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Mandolin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Banjo (5 string)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

Teaching the Guitar. Base, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Ukulele & Mountain Dulcimer
For ages 10 to Senior Citizen
Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Players
D.B.S Certificate
Public Liability Insurance
Musicians Union Registered

Tutoring Experience:

18 Years on the Road traveling throughout the County of Kent.

Being assigned to work at a local Community Arts Center as a Publicity Designer and Arts Worker back in the early 1990s I became acquainted with a local Folk Music Club and was able to perform there every 2nd Sunday evening in the Month for 2 years as a Floor Spot Musician. With playing skill that I had acquired through watching others performing at the club and learning from my own trial and error, I gained the confidence to teach and progressed onto to conducting my very first Guitar Lesson. Since then I have had many fruitful years in teaching all kinds of students

Currently as a one to one Tutor I have added other instruments to my Guitar Teaching Repertoire, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele & Stick/Appalachian Dulcimer.

Tutoring Approach:

My lessons are flexible and geared to the individual preferences of the Student. Perhaps as an example say with with an absolute beginner who is learning the guitar, I explain the correct Posture for holding the Instrument, starting off with Basic First Position Chords, & upon advancement, Scales are gradually introduced. In order to add variety, 2nd 3rd & 4th Position Chords are added to the learning process. With the Mandolin & Ukulele a similar format is used. With the Banjo I gradually introduce basic "Roll & Finger Picking Exercise Patterns" & then teach Chords on which Roll patterns can be used. With the Harmonica I show how it is not a toy but a serious Musical Instrument in its own right by exploring how to create notes that aren't there naturally as the Diatonic Harmonica has a limited number of reeds. We learn what is known as 1rst 2nd and 3rd position playing and how to "Bend" or "Coax" notes to add to the instrument's range.

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

Qualifications:

  • myguitarlessons.com (2016) - B.A.M.T in-house: Ongoing (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Ashford Oaks School: (2016) - Safe guarding Children Module 4: Inhouse (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Thanet Schools of Art (1968) - A level Art grade B (College) (✔ On File)

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