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Instruments Taught

Vince offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £25.00

Banjo (5 string)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00

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Personal Description:

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.

Tutoring Experience:


1. Teaching mandolin and guitar to adult and child beginner and intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel 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 intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel teenage guitarists in a small ensemble, 2007-10.

Tutoring Approach:

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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Native Language: English (British)
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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