I have been playing guitar since the age of 2 and have been involved with music all of my life. Studying at Brighton Institute of Modern Music under players such as Guthrie Govan and playing alongside Jeff Beck I received 'Student of the year' in my first year of study. I was Musical Director of the BIMM House Band who Tom Odell and James Bay would later become members of.
In my later career I have composed and produced many studio albums released on Sony (Inside Out) record label, some of which have reached a top 5 position in the Classic Rock Magazine readers polls. I have been in the top 10 'Best Guitarist' category four years running reaching #5 in 2018 also in the 'Classic Rock Presents' Magazine.
Over the years I have been working with Francis Dunnery, Jeff Beck, Chris Difford, Robert Plant... but recently recording and teaching from home in my studio in the South West.
Before I studied for my degree I was teaching at home 1-2-1 for many years. During my time at University one of the modules I was undertaking was a direct teaching course which I graduated in. Also at that time I was teaching both at home 1-2-1 and online in Brighton and at BIMM the Music University.
My approach to teaching has always been tailored to what the student would like to achieve. This usually ranges between helping a new student learn some of their favourite songs or starting them off at a beginners level to progressing intermediate players wanting to advance their skills in either improvisation or general guitar ability and knowledge of the instrument and the music.
Whatever the skill level or the level you require to reach, you'll have an interesting, insightful, fun time doing so as my passion for guitar and music usually surrounds others during teaching.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Brighton Institue of Modern Music||2010||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Degree Modern Music|
|Trinity College of London||2005||Professional||Grade 8 - Guitar Distinction|