First lesson free. Experience with pupils of all ages from 4 to 70s. Friendly and patient.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Guitar, music theory and composition. Piano/keyboard for beginners.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Degree in Music Composition with a 2:1 BMus(Hons) from Kingston University. A Level and GCSE music also.
- How much do you charge?
First lesson free.
£30 per hour, £25 for 45 minutes, £20 for 30 minutes
10% off if you block book 10 lessons.
+£5 for Lessons a fair travel distance outside of Chessington
Cancellation charge - if cancelling on the day you will still have to pay for the lesson.
- Where do you teach?
I mostly go to pupils, but they can come to me.
Kingston, Norbiton, New Malden, Surbiton, Berrylands, Tolworth, Raynes Park, Chessington, wimbledon, Ashtead.
- When are you available?
Available mornings and afternoons, not just evenings.
Most pupils are after school/work, but there are some slots available, so do please enquire still.
Currrently not available weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages. I can teach those looking to play for fun, or also looking to take graded exams.
Guitar I can teach up to Grade 8 or Advanced.
Piano up to Grade 2 or Beginner.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Rock School, RGT, Trinity College, ABRSM.
GCSE, A Level, Degree level.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype: chrisfkeyte. Payments via bank transfer, or paypal.
Morning and afternoons mainly. Evenings possibly.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
My pupils who practice a few times a week or more between lessons really notice the benefits in the progress they make.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been playing guitar and learning music academically and as a hobby since the age of 10 (21 years).
I have gained experience working with children, and making sure the lesson are enjoyable, fun, focused - taught as desired by talking with the parents to see what they are looking for.
I have taught people from the age of 4, right up to their 70s, and covering every decade in between.
I Teach classical, traditional styles as well as rock, pop, folk, country, jazz.
Some Pupils have sat exams. Their results were as follows:
Grade 2 Trinity College Classical - Distinction
Grade 1 ABRSM Classical - Distinction
Grade 1 Rock School - Distinction
Grade 2 Rock School - Distinction
Grade 2 Trinity Guildhall Classical - Distinction
Grade 5 RGT - Merit
Grade 3 Trinity Guildhall Classical - Pass (this pupil had learning difficulties, so the pass was very pleasing for the family).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
One pupil has quickly worked her way up to grade 5 guitar, achieving Distinctions.
• Music Composition - 2:1
• DBS certified 2014
• RGT, ISM
Chris has been an excellent guitar teacher for my teenage son his enthusiasm has encouraged him to go on to play the electric guitar which he now loves. He has always tried to encourage Oliver with music that he will like but complementing this with necessary skills and techniques to improve his overall laying. He was was reliable and organised . With lots of ideas and enthusiasm for music generally. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.
We will like to express our sincere gratitude for the time, effort and patience you displayed in teaching my son to play guitar over the last two years. He has enjoyed his lesson thoroughly.
He has learnt how to read music and can now play the guitar confidently. Thank you once more of your expert help.
she's really enjoyed her lessons and gained confidence to try a wider variety of music - so thank you for your time and patience
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