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Instruments Taught

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £43.00
Intermediate £43.00
Advanced £43.00
Expert £43.00
Casual £43.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £43.00
Intermediate £43.00
Advanced £43.00
Expert £43.00
Casual £43.00

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Personal Description:

Specialist Electric-Bass Guitar Tuition delivered by a qualified (PGCE, MA & BA(Hons) in Music) Teacher & Music Industry Professional. With a wealth of teaching and performing experience, Rory has been educating students from all over the world, helping them to successfully achieve their musical aspirations. Previous students have included: Jordan Fish (Bring Me The Horizon) & Carol Decker (T'Pau).

Rory has been performing live for over 15 years, playing in front of thousands of people and has worked alongside musicians including: Clem Cattini (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Paul Wella), Mike Hurst (The Springfields, T-Rex, Cat Stevens), Ray Fenwick (The Spencer Davis Group), Nick Fyffe (Jamiroquai), Jack Duxbury (James Bay, James Arthur) and Donavon Frankenreiter to name but a few.

Tutoring Experience:

Rory is a Qualified (QTS) Mainstream Classroom Music Teacher (PGCE) and has taught both A-Level & GCSE Music. Furthermore, Rory has worked for Rocksteady, Europe's largest Music School, teaching KS1-3 students how to play in a band.

Tutoring Approach:

Lessons are tailored and differentiated for individual student needs, interests and aspirations. Students have the opportunity to study a wide variety of musical genres including: Rock, Pop, Heavy Metal, Funk, Soul, Motown, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, RnB, & Hip-Hop.

Students are encouraged to experiment with numerous techniques such as: Traditional Finger-style, Slap, Thumb-Muting, Raking, Finger-Tapping, Artificial & Natural Harmonics.

Furthermore, students will be advised to: listen to a wide variety of new music to expand their musical horizons; learn to sight read; study musical theory; undertake original composition; study improvisation, composition & recording; join a band/ensemble and take exams.

All lessons are supported with a variety of easy access, online video resources.

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


  • University of Reading (2020) - Music (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Chichester University (2012) - Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Middlesex University (2004) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Academy of Contemporary Music (2003) - PDC Music (Professional) (✔ On File)

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