Information About Neil - Cheam teacher - (1 review)
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I am a mature tutor, working full time for a Surrey Music service and doing private teaching in the evenings and at weekends. I hold a Trinity college Licentiate Teacher's Diploma in guitar (L.T.C.L.) and a Bsc degree in Social Science. I teach Classical, acoustic and electric guitar, mostly using Trinity Classical guitar and acoustic guitar grades and the Rock and Pop syllabus. I am enthusiastic and love teaching guitar.
I have been teaching for a Surrey music service in schools and privately for the past 23 years. I have a vast experience of teaching students from year 3 to retired adults, from beginner to grade 8 and diploma level in guitar and music theory.
My approach has mostly been through learning traditional notation, via The Guitarist's Way series o**Contact Detail Removed**s, then through grades. Recently, I have used the progressive guitar book to teach plectrum guitar, with traditional notation and guitar tablature. Leading on to acoustic guitar grades and Rock and Pop grades for electric guitar.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Institute of Contemporary Music (2006) - Passed course (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Open University (1994) - Bsc (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Trinity College London (1988) - Licentiate Teacher's Diploma (College) (✔ On File)
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With some limited previous experience, my request was to learn to read music and start from absolute basics. Neil has taken me through the initial steps to become a guitarist starting with correct posture and technique and basic music notation. After several weeks of tuition I am able to play simple pieces from sheet music and enjoy playing some well known popular songs. My long term goal is to play classical guitar, but I also have a love of blues and rock.
I understand that Neil has a wealth of experience from performing professionally, teaching in schools and private tuition and will assist you to learn guitar whether you play for personal enjoyment or aspire to a career in music.
Neil provides an informal environment in his music room overlooking a pleasant garden and has a relaxed style of teaching I can recommend for both older and young students.
Thanks Neil, looking forward to my next session.
Guitar grade book. Initially, Peter was concerned that his age might be a limiting factor, however, he has proved that this is not the case and he is making tangible progress and enjoying playing. Overall, an excellent start and I look forward to sustained progress in realizing Peter's musical goals.