Information About Vince - Wallsend teacher - (16 reviews)
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Vince offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
Banjo (5 string)
My name is Vince. I have many years experience playing guitar and mandolin in bands, folk and ceilidh dance groups, churches and choirs.
I have an enhanced criminal records check updated annually, providing reassurance in my professional work with children and adults, including those with vulnerability and disability.
My taste in music includes folk, rock and blues, traditional Northumbrian and Celtic, Americana and music with a spiritual dimension.
I am experienced in various guitar and mandolin music styles and techniques as well as bass guitar, banjo and ukulele. This includes acoustic and electric instruments, finger style playing, a developing ability in formal classical guitar playing etc… I sing in a community choir as well as leading a small choir of my own. Therefore the ability to link development of singing and music-reading techniques to instrumental playing is another aspect of my interest and teaching capacity.
My musical skills continue to develop by completing further advanced guitar grades and by the teaching of my students. I successfully completed a Community Music facilitator's course at the Sage, Gateshead in 2012.
References and Feedback about all aspects of my music experience and teaching are available on request.
1. Teaching mandolin and guitar to adult and child beginner and intermediate level students.
2. Teaching online via Zoom or face to face in my home or yours are both available.
3.I produce notes, videos and written exercises for all students to support every lesson I deliver and at no extra cost. Students are able to prepare videos for feedback if desired.
4. Visual learning, music notation and tablature are tailor-made to the student's individual requirements and ability
5 .Teaching adult groups and pairs of beginner and experienced guitarists.
6.Facilitating and teaching harmony singing to a community choir, providing guitar accompaniment.
7. Teaching guitar to year 5 and 6 children in a local primary school on a sessional basis, 2002-2008.
8. Teaching a small group of intermediate level teenage guitarists in a small ensemble, 2007-10.
Music can be calming, creative and enjoyable at every stage in life!
For me it is a privilege and a pleasure to play and teach guitar and mandolin.
Bass guitar, ukulele and banjo tuition are also available.
Are you keen to learn and improve by:- casual lessons? specialized practice? by taking exams?
perhaps you want to develop your understanding of music theory OR a mix of these approaches? Or decide as you develop in your playing ability?
I will:- 1) agree individual goals with you
AND 2) help you to enjoy and develop your playing!
I will : 3) review your progress regularly
AND 4) prioritize your musical interests and needs, not mine!
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Gateshead College/Sage Gateshead (2012) - Community Music Higher Education Access Programme (College) (✔ On File)
- Registry of Guitar Tutors (2010) - RGT Grade 6 Guitar, Distinction (Other) (✔ On File)
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What I want from the lessons and helps me build my understanding and skills step By step . I’d recommend him !
Following close to 2 years of tuition continuing through the pandemic Vince has shown himself to be knowledgeable, flexible and is a generally nice person to spend time with and learn from. He has allowed me to achieve my first music qualification (Acoustic Guitar Level 1) for which I received a Distinction and Vince was instrumental in preparing me for that exam. Vince's enjoyment in music and teaching is clearly evident and his ability to respond to the students direction requests rather than following a rigid programme was a key strength in my view. Highly recommended.
Being at different ends of the country, the lessons have all been over Zoom. I was a bit concerned about how that would actually work but have been very pleasantly surprised by their smoothness - even playing pieces together has been possible without any glitches.
In summary, I am very happy to recommend Vince unreservedly.
As a tutor I am engaged in a learning process too, always. It is genuinely enjoyable and creative for me too therefore to try and gauge what you want and need to learn.
And what steps we identify together - to get you most effectively to the next stages in your development as a guitarist and musician- is as you say an organic process, unique to you.
It draws on both of our individual talents and efforts very positively so far.