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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £26.00
Intermediate £26.00
Advanced £26.00
Expert £26.00
Casual £26.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £26.00
Intermediate £26.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £26.00
Intermediate £26.00
Advanced £26.00
Casual £26.00

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Personal Description:

Greetings! I am a 28 year old music university graduate who is spreading his love for music and expression to the younger generation — I want my pupils to engage with music as a joy and life affirmation to help them understand their place in the wider world.

I have 18 years of playing experience. The last 12 have been a serious commitment to achieving technical and musical mastery of the electric guitar and my acoustic playing has developed alongside this; it began in primary school as a hobby. I am deeply passionate about music due to the immense joy and solace it has brought to my life and I wish to inspire more people to engage with real music and understand its definitive nature in cultures. Learning an instrument is also a great way to improve discipline, effort-reward development, fine motor skills and a general love of the arts.

Tutoring Experience:

Individual and Group class guitar teacher for Richmond Music Trust — November 2017-present.

Assistant to instrument tutors — BandIt Songwriters (February 2018), BandIt! (August 2018)

One-to-one private guitar lessons — August 2014-Present

Individual and Group class guitar teacher for Ealing Music Service — September 2017-July 2018.

Delivery of graded examinations (RSL, RGT, Trinity).

Private guitar lessons to friends and family — 2012-2015.

Teaching module included in my degree.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to music tuition leans heavily on my own musical journey and so can best be described as a mixture of inspiration, self-empowerment, focus and dedication. I want to make guitar playing accessible for all ages, genders, backgrounds and life stories.

I aim to teach the fundamentals of electric and acoustic guitar to build solid foundations that can be taken in all directions, genres and styles. I include the role of the guitar in ensemble settings and the importance of music vocabulary and theory. I give my students the autonomy to take their playing in whichever direction they like and empower them to decipher the instrument and apply it to their own contexts.

I want to take experienced players to the next level by exploring harmonic arrangements, improving aural skills and effective practice scheduling. I help them develop their musical personalities further by suggested listening and analysing the playing styles of notable guitarists.

From my professional and personal career I am familiar with differentiated learning styles (Kolb) so I am confident I can successfully teach a wide range of students and abilities. My teaching in schools has allowed me to see a variety of personalities and learning types to help me tailor my approach to suit the needs of a variety of students.

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


  • Brighton Institute of Modern Music (2011) - Second Class Upper Division in Professional Musicianship (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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