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Instruments Taught

Noel offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

Noel is a Qualified OFSTED grade 1 Teacher with 23 years experience. He was Head of Academy at Harlow College (recently retired). Previously a professional musician signed to Festival Records. Noel has played Blues, Rock, Country, Cajun, Pop and Folk in professional and semi professional bands since he was 15. Noel currently runs a semi pro 60s/70s pop function band called Tangerine Scene whose videos and website are easily found.

Please see Noel’s excellent references from his guitar and bass students, from College Principals and VPs who have worked with him and also see his First Tutors five star rating for Trustworthiness, Reliability and Expertise.

Noel’s career in classroom teaching makes him particularly effective with absolute beginners when it comes to starting your joirney learning a new instrument.

Teaching has always been a joy for Noel, he's naturally good at it. Music has been his first love since he was twelve. Finally he has found the time to combine the two.

Noel's teaching style is to LISTEN to what his students want: what they want to learn, how they will best learn and which genres they want to explore … In short, his lessons will be individually tailored to your direction of travel.

At 15 Noel was a founder member of Spellbound - one of Birmingham's leading Rock Bands during the days of arcadia in the 70's. Noel was playing major venues around the midlands under-age. His second ever gig was supporting Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. After selling his London based Recruitment company in the 80's, Noel toured an album with The Lizards before becoming a teacher at 35. Since retiring at 58 he’s returned to music and leads Tangerine Scene.

Teaching has always been a joy for Noel, he's naturally good at it. Music has been his first love since he was twelve. Finally he has found the time to combine the two.

Tutoring Experience:

Sixteen years in the classroom during which time he never had an Ofsted lesson observation that was not grade one. Noel is a naturally inspirational teacher. In 2010 Noel was dragged kicking and screaming into educational management and ended his career working as Head of Academy for England's most successful college. Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Hudderfield University 1993.

Tutoring Approach:

Lessons are personalised to whichever direction that you as an individual student want to travel.

Furthermore, your lessons will be designed at the pace you want to learn and around the styles and genres you want to explore. In short, I will prepare lessons to teach you what you want to learn and in the way you want to learn … rather than simply teaching you what I know.

Whether you want a great deal of structure and theory and exercises to practice at home or whether you simply want to learn licks, tricks, patterns and technique, is all entirely up to you. You are in the driving seat for your lessons. The first thing I'll ask you is, where do you want to go and how do you want to get there?

Lessons cost £25 per hour, the first one is £12 and the frequency of your lessons is completely up to you, once a week, once a month, whatever you need.

Absolute beginners most welcome! All ages welcome.

You can come to me or I am happy to teach at your home, school, college or place of work.

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


  • Huddersfield University (1992) - Post Graduert Certificate in Education (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Kent at Canterbury (1980) - Ba Hons Government & Politics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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