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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00

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Personal Description:

I have played Guitar for around 17 years. I have also played Piano, Drums and Bass in that time as well as singing, both lead vocals and backing vocals.

I have a BMus (Hons) Degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music from The Sage Gateshead (via Sunderland Uni) where I Majored in Production and Composition as well as taking a Performance Module throughout the 3 Years. I am a full member of both the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) and MU (Musicians Union)

In terms of gigging, I have around 7 years experience playing in a wide variety of bands and venues. A short list of some of the projects I have been involved with:

'NUJO': Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra which played at functions and larger events.
'Dublin Raiders': popular club band which played all over the UK every week
A Jazz Guitar duo that performed as part of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2011
'The Flying Craze' a 4 piece band that played regularly at various venues in the North East
Live Guitar and Keyboards for 'Lulu James'

I currently play with;

Hip Operation playing wedding parties, corporate events, and functions.

I have also recorded with many projects, assisting with the production and/or writing, as well a composing and recording my own material.

Tutoring Experience:

Private Guitar, Bass and Music Theory tuition 2006 - present
I began teaching privately, firstly at my own home then began visiting students’ homes teaching mostly children aged 10-15. The main instrument I teach is Guitar but I have also given Bass and Music Theory Lessons.

Clives Easy Learn Rock & Pop School 2007-2008
This was a franchise of a weekend/evening music school, which was based in Lemington (Newcastle West End) and Gosforth. I taught Guitar at both schools and was promoted to the position of head tutor. I was also called upon to cover Bass and Drum lessons due to other tutors absence. This franchise was disbanded in 2008 and so I took over the running of the Gosforth school.

Gosforth Weekend Music School 2008-2009
This was the result of my taking over the Gosforth branch of the old ‘Easy Learn’ Franchise. I personally took over all managerial responsibilities such as taking payments for sessions, paying staff and overheads, as well as teaching my guitar sessions.

Tutoring Approach:

My aim is to allow the students to develop at their own pace and focus on the areas that they are most interested in. I also provide guidance and advice on beneficial techniques for practice. Lessons are catered to all styles and skill levels. I teach RGT Electric and Acoustic Guitar grades to all levels and recommend taking the most appropriate of these courses once the basics of playing have been established.

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


  • NSPCC (2014) - Child protection awareness (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Registry of Guitar Tutors (2013) - Member of RGT (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of Sunderland (2011) - BMus (Hons) Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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