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Instruments Taught

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Lute

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

Welcome to my page! My name is Sam: I'm a professional musician and a devoted guitar (and lute) teacher.

I trained at the Royal College of Music, and I've since enjoyed a busy career performing and teaching. I play internationally, and I've played some prestigious places like Wigmore Hall and Vienna Konzerthaus.

I live in Bath, where I teach, garden, and grapple with a mild coffee addiction.

Tutoring Experience:

The instruments I teach are classical guitar, renaissance lute and baroque lute. I also offer music theory sessions and performance coaching.

For the last four years I've taught privately in Bath. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience, from complete beginner to expert. I've also led music workshops at every school level and given classes at University of Bath and Bath Spa. I currently teach guitar at University of Bath.

I'm happy preparing students for Grades, GCSE and A Level exams, and DofE requirements.

Tutoring Approach:

I'm professional but very easygoing: I believe that inspiration and a light touch are the best vehicle for learning.

Most of the lesson is spent developing your technique and playing pieces, which is after all what we’re aiming for. I’ll try to gear most of the music around what you want to play.

If you are a beginner, I’ll need to be more prescriptive in order to work on the basics. As you progress, the choice is increasingly yours. If you are already a competent player and an aficionado, we’ll be working on music that you want to play. I’ll recommend related pieces and exercises to help you onwards.

We also look at some of the skills that go into making music, such as sight reading and an understanding of harmony. I'm never abstract in my teaching - you'll pick up a working knowledge of music by doing it.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal College of Music (2015) - Bachelor of Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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