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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00

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Personal Description:

I have played guitar and mandolin all my life, and still play regularly at folk clubs and at a range of functions. I'm a very approachable person and enjoy meeting people (of all ages). I specialise in traditional folk (English and Irish) on the mandolin, and Blues on the guitar, but I can also play other popular styles.

Tutoring Experience:

Professionally, I taught English for over 30 years. My music teaching has been informal, rather than for qualifications. I've taught children, teenagers, and plenty of adults too.

Tutoring Approach:

There are many ways of learning to play a musical instrument, and I try to tune in to a student's preferred approach - whilst also trying to introduce them to other approaches, if it seems appropriate. Personally I like to teach music theory alongside the practice, covering keys, scales, sheet music and so on: though I think it's also important to learn to play an actual tune at a early stage of learning. I can be very flexible in my approach. What's important is that you enjoy it, and make some progress.

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


  • Goldsmiths', London University (1978) - Teacher's Certificate (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Kent University (1976) - BA, English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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