I'm a guitarist and bassist living in Glasgow. I have taught privately and within a private music institution for 7 years now, and can teach all ages and abilities. I am able to teach one-to-ones, group lessons, or online via Skype.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Guitar - Electric/Acoustic
Styles including pop, rock, blues, jazz, folk, finger style, metal, funk etc.
Bass - Electric
styles including pop, rock, funk, blues, jazz, slap etc.
Ukulele - Pop, rock, etc
Theory/harmony - Specialising in jazz and pop theory.
Music notation reading
Lessons can be tailored towards specific exam requirements e.g Higher/Adv-Higher music.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA(Hons) Popular music performance (2014)
Looking towards completing a Masters in Composition
- How much do you charge?
£12 - half hour
£24 - hour
Travel fees can be arranged if you want to have lessons at your home.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in central Bathgate on a Sunday/Monday at the moment, but I am quite heavily booked for these days already.
I am based on Hyndland road in Glasgow the rest of the week. My times/schedule is flexible.
I can travel fairly far, with enough notice and with my travel being compensated. I can also teach online through Skype.
- When are you available?
All week aside from weekend evenings as I play at weddings most Friday/Saturdays.
I can teach during school holidays if you wish.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Guitar - Any level Grade 8 +
Bass - up to grade 8
Ukulele - beginner to intermediate
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Trinity and Rock School board exams.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach online via skype with a microphone/webcam.
I send all music prior to the lesson so that you can have it printed out.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I want lessons to be engaging, fun, as well as instructive, so that the pupil can take as much from them as possible.
I also understand that some students might find they want to learn music just as a hobby, and don't need their playing to be exam worthy. I totally understand this, and have tailored lessons in the past to each students needs. I am a very patient, pleasant person and I am always open to communication about what the student wants/needs from the lesson.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught guitar and bass privately for 7 years now, and have also taught group lessons in a private music institution.
I am in a sought after function band that performs every weekend, and am in various groups playing original music.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a PVG certificate, allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Edinburgh College and Perth UHI under various excellent guitar tutors.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
One of my students is exceptionally talented, and is thinking of taking up higher music next year. He has been learning guitar for 4 years, and has recently taken up bass for a second instrument. We work on notation reading, improvisation, chord chart reading and soloing each lesson, with his favourite artists being blues/jazz musicians John Mayer and Stevie Wonder.
Andrew has the exceptional ability to push me to try harder and harder things while still keeping me engaged and not overly frustrated
I really enjoyed my guitar lessons with Andrew - he listened to my previous experiences with music and pitched the lesson at the correct level. I didn't understand how to improvise at all, but by helping me with theory and setting me boundaries I felt more comfortable. Andrew is patient and provides encouragement and is always well prepared for lessons by choosing material that I have requested.
Amazing first 2 lessons with this guy over the past fortnight. I came to Andrew after a year of lessons from another tutor and it's been nice being praised for my ability as it was and also that he has been able to test where my strengths are quickly and make a start to making be an even better guitar player. Lovely friendly tutor who keeps the lesson relaxed yet very productive. Exactly how learning an instrument should be. So full 5 stars ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
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