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About Me

Experienced Teacher

 

I achieved a distinction at my Trinity Grade 8 Rock and Pop exam and have been a qualified CT ABRSM instrumental guitar teacher since 2003. In addition to this, I am a proud member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors

 

From beginner’s level to advanced students, the guidance from a dedicated teacher reduces the frustrations of self teaching and maximises learning.  

I teach a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Thrash Metal, Grunge, Rock and Roll, Country and Jazz. For beginners, it starts with pulse and rhythm work, learning basic chords, finger exercises, reading music and guitar tab. The next level of learning is about more advanced techniques suited to the chosen style of music the student would like to study.

 

I’m very patient and tailor my lessons to suit my students individual style and pace of development. This motivates them to work towards a high level of achievement.

 

I'm happy to teach all age groups and arrange graded examinations if required.

 

I am DBS checked.

Experienced Player

 

I have enjoyed playing the guitar for over forty years. At the beginning of my career I played in many clubs including The Marquee, based in London. From this I then went onto recording records, touring Europe and playing on live radio.

 

From 2005, I  have been playing as part of a function band that have performed in theatres, weddings, corporate and private functions.

 

Additionally, I currently volunteer as lead and string bass guitarist for the Royal British Legion Band and Corps of Drums Romford.

 
 

I offer 30 minute one to one lessons for £15.  

 

I teach from home during weekdays, evenings and weekends. I’m prepared to travel however additional costs will be added.

 

Topics covered:

-         Play what you want to play.

-         Guitar anatomy by reconstruction.

-         Posture and freedom of movement.

-         Tuning the guitar.

-         Pulse and rhythms.

-         Electric or acoustic/ 12 string guitar.

-         Strumming.

-         Flatpicking.

-         Fingerstyle.

-         Soloing.

-         Technical studies to help agility and articulation.

-         Scales, chord voicings, and how they link together.

-         Aural training.

-         Read music standard notation and TAB.

 

Let's Talk

Address:

279 Front Lane

Cranham, Essex RM14 1LH

Mobile Tel: 07981498491

Home Tel: 01708- 223165