Information About Peter - Birmingham teacher - (18 reviews)
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Professionally renown Qualified Teacher with 13 + years teaching experience in teaching within Birmingham, West Midlands areas and also Jiangsu Province, China
With additional Support Qualifications and uptodate DRB
Whilst I was a child back in the mid 70's I took an interest in my uncles guitar which leant against the lounge wall begging to be played. Like a budding pop star, I picked it up and started to play on it. Of course, not playing very well… Anyway that's as far as the guitar interest stood for a while (for about 20 years) until I started to attend a church. I then took a renewed interest in the music scene again (inspired and influenced by Status Quo, Eagles, Genesis etc.- 1980's bands) and then joined the music group within the local church. I then taught myself the guitar (spanish, lead and electric acoustic) and before long, was the main guitarist in the music group and taugh others so they could play.
I then began guitar tuition in 1997 to a few folk (adults and children) in the church that I was attending, helping them to cover the essentials and rudiments of guitar through basic to intermediate lessons. (I always believed that if a younger individual showed an interest in any particular area that it should be encouraged - if it's within your means to do so).
Since then, after moving and attending other churches began further expanding and teaching others not just in guitar workshops but also other mainstream subjects such as English Language, I.T. Computer skills, and photography.
In 2003, I travelled to China to pursue a teaching career thus; working in schools from mixed abilities, from a diverse range of ages: children and adults alike. A couple of times having to take teaching lessons in the local parks to the locals!
I arrived back in the UK and carried on mentoring and teaching Guitar, English (who were studying for I.E.L.S.T and preparing for exams). Later, I then expanded to teach other communities and people from such countries as: Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Spain and Muscat.and I.T; and now teaching individuals from China, Japan, Spanish Lithuanian (and also British folk who needed help with reading writing and spelling :- dyslexia). Additionally, I also work when time allows for a support worker for a well known charity supporting homeless people. This entails augmenting support plans and training schemes and ILP, within the project, to promote independent living. This involved implementing a classroom based I.T / course called 'Computers Don't Byte' for those without computer experience or for those wishing to advance further into the IT field.
I mainly teach within Birmingham City Centre, but can travel within a reasonable distance should you require one to one tuition at a nearby town.
(Transportation fees are payable by the students in addition to lessons)
N.B Please contact me if more than one person will be attending class as I can offer discounts.- usually 10% off per student.
I have a hands on approach to teaching, right from the offset encouraging students to experience interaction through practice and having reference material, starter videos, music, and also one to one.
I always try to write lesson plans around the individuals; but working with a curriculum focusing on weaker areas and helping to develop them into their strengths.
IN THE FIRST LESSON we'll cover :
About string order, how to tune the guitar, terminology and parts of the guitar, how to hold the guitar, looking after your instrument a little music theory and a few basic chords to get started (so you can be enthused and equipped to practice at home a little while fingers develop) And then, later in lessons looking at notes on the strings.
Please do not enclose your personal details (email, phone no, address or specific location for teaching) when responding; as these details will be deleted from customer services).Once excepted as a student, lessons will be arranged as normal… Please note: It is a standard policy to charge for rebooking or cancelling lessons if students give less than 24 hours notice. You will be charged a the normal rate per hour of £15:00 per hour per lessons missed, in addition to the rebooked lessons.
Payments can be made: in cash, through my website, paypal or through a card machine after individual lessons. You can even book and pay for about 10 lessons in advance.
For an ideal gift; such as a birthday, etc, I can create a voucher for x amount lessons for the recipient (once payment has been made).
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- DBS (2018) - DBS (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Shawacademy (2016) - Diploma in Guitar and music Theory (College) (✔ On File)
- www.alison.com (2012) - Introduction for the learning Process for teachers and students (College) (✔ On File)
- www.alison.com (2012) - WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (College) (✔ On File)
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V A Faux
And professional ,
As this is the first time of picking up a musical instrument because of his natural teaching skills iam developing a passion for this instrument as well ,
He also makes great tea and coffe
I enjoyed learning from him. I am happy and delighted to know him.