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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00

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Personal Description:

Grade 8 classical guitarist. Since then I have moved my interests to acoustic guitar. I am also a trained singer and pianist. These components are an added bonus in understanding music and I am happy to teach the basics of piano also. I'm extremely patient and break things down to their simplest form. It is important to get the basics right and consolidating before moving forward, which is my priority.

I have taught pupils who have had past experience with other teachers, and what I tend to find is they prioritise the quantity of the chords they know over the quality of how well they can play. This is totally the wrong approach as you're only going to make the same mistakes going forward. If we can eliminate bad habits from the start, the time in which you can make great progress as a guitarist is dramatically shorter.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught both adults and children.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach how to read music and how to read tab. Music theory is best taught in context, so I tend to teach the theory little by little as the weeks go on. I will teach the correct positioning and focus on overall posture, as well as giving advice on expression, dynamics and other components of making a piece sound great. For a beginner I start the lessons with scales and chords. When the basic chords are learnt we will then go on to learn songs and introduce picking. Thereafter we will learn more complex chords and songs! I enjoy teaching a lot and from my experience my students also enjoy the lessons.

I have taught students who are complete beginners and people who have already got some experience. What I te

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


  • Undergraduate (2017) - British Academy of New Music - Artist Development Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • UAL (2016) - AS Music Technology (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • GCSE (2015) - Music GCSE (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity (2012) - Grade 8 Classical Guitar (Other) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: Beckenham Guitar teacher, Beckenham Beginner Guitar teacher, Beckenham Intermediate Guitar teacher