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Instruments Taught

Mandolin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Banjo (5 string)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

POLLY - mandolin tuition for all levels & beginner's clawhammer banjo.

I am endorsed by Eastman™ **Removed By Admin**and I play an MD815-SB.

I first picked up the mandolin when I was a child and I have been performing internationally in various line ups since my early teens.

I toured with old time/jug band group The Whiskey Dogs in both the UK and Europe for several years, performing at festivals in Portugal, England and Ireland, as well as several seasons of concert shows across the UK.

My current projects include progressive bluegrass / acoustic trio Stillhouse, formed with guitarist and vocalist Jonny Neaves and double bassist Matthew Mefford (MilkDrive) from Austin, Texas.

I play in a Celtic/bluegrass crossover duo with award winning guitarist and singer, Bella Gaffney.

I perform with English singer-songwriter Dan Webster as part of his 6-piece band.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching mandolin in my home city of York, UK to students of many ages and backgrounds for the past two years. I teach students at the university as part of the Music undergraduate degree and I also teach beginner's clawhammer banjo.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach mainly one-to-one lessons in folk, old-time, bluegrass & Celtic mandolin as well as clawhammer banjo, offering a range of technique tutoring, tunes, exercises and songs.

My teaching approach is primarily an aural one, as is the rich tradition of these styles of music, but I do provide both notation and tablature as a reference for my students to take home. I provide recordings of all tunes and exercises we are currently working on, as well as recording the students themselves at their request to further their progress.

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

Qualifications:

  • Goldsmiths, University of London (2012) - First Class Honours; Theatre & Performance (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: York Mandolin teacher, York Banjo (5 string) teacher, York Beginner Mandolin teacher, York Intermediate Mandolin teacher, York Casual Mandolin teacher, York Beginner Banjo (5 string) teacher, York Casual Banjo (5 string) teacher