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Lessons offered by John
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
Levels
  • All Levels

Expert Guitar Tuition from a Passionate Guitarist with 20 tutor years experience

Methodology

I am a Dedicated Guitarist and Artist, available to conduct One or Group or group tuition for all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced player. With the greatest of respect to the Guitar Teaching Curriculum creators, as an independent tutor I have not been bound by what I perceive to be a limited curriculum but adapt my lesson session to the abilities and wishes of the pupil. However as already mentioned I have respect for Tuition that involves a Strict Curriculum and should any of my potential pupil require that, I can accommodate. In my experience though If I had have used a Single teaching Format, it may not have worked well for every situation that I have encountered over the years. Some examples are teaching Left Handed Players, Advanced Players, or Low Attention Span Younger Players all require different approaches which I have adapted to successfully. I study each individual’s playing technique, enthusiasm, attention span etc. I am also keen to help disabled players to master the instrument. Basically my philosophy in teaching the instrument, if we can’t use the usual method of producing an attractive sound we will find another way.

Background

I have total of 50 years of Guitar Playing experience 20 of those years teaching the guitar as an independent freelance guitar tutor. In addition to teaching the guitar I also teach Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele Harmonica and fine art and have lost count of the number of students I have taught over these 20 years

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Lessons offered by John
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
Levels
  • All Levels

John's CV

John Beckett: 135 Trevale Road Rochester Kent ME1 3PA UK

Personal Profile
Musician & Artist seeking work/commission. would like to teach further afield from my UK location by means of SKYPE: Can undertake Art Commissions from abroad.

I am a Dedicated Guitarist and Artist, available to conduct One or Group or group tuition for all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced player. With the greatest of respect to the Guitar Teaching Curriculum creators, as an independent tutor I have not been bound by what I perceive to be a limited curriculum but adapt my lesson session to the abilities and wishes of the pupil. However as already mentioned I have respect for Tuition that involves a Strict Curriculum and should any of my potential pupil require that, I can accommodate. In my experience though If I had have used a Single teaching Format, it may not have worked well for every situation that I have encountered over the years. Some examples are teaching Left Handed Players, Advanced Players, or Low Attention Span Younger Players all require different approaches which I have adapted to successfully. I study each individual’s playing technique, enthusiasm, attention span etc. I am also keen to help disabled players to master the instrument. Basically my philosophy in teaching the instrument, if we can’t use the usual method of producing an attractive sound we will find another way.

Skills Profile
Fully accomplished in the advanced style of Playing Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele & Harmonica. Have experimented with alternative tunings such as DADGAD, Drop D, Double Drop D, Open D, Open G, Double Open G, Drop C. Mandolin GDGD (G5th Tuning), FCGD, Drop D, Banjo Drop C & Investigated Nick Drake Tunings.

Qualifications
20 years time served as a freelance one to one Guitar Teacher having taught all ages of students from 9 years to 65 years. My pupils have included 1 Doctor, 1 Psychiatrist, 2 Firemen, 8 Policemen a guitar teacher, a piano teacher, a classically trained violinist and many more. Styles Taught Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, Classical, 1960s. Have also occasionally exhibited and sold work/undertaken commissions as a freelance artist over the years to help pay a few bills

Typical Teaching Format
For beginners: Correct Posture for optimum playing comfort, gradual introduction to chords and taking into consideration the tenderness of fingertips not used to holding down the strings.

For Intermediate to advanced players: Fretboard Navigation, second, third and fourth position chords, fretboard speed, scales, improvisation, music theory.

For advanced players: Alternative Tunings, Techniques and many more. Individual progress and encouragement unique to each individual Student

Work History
December 31st 1999 to Date: on the 31st Dec 199 I Registered with the UK Tax Authorities as a Self Employed Artist and Guitar Teacher but I have had to financially support my enterprise by undertaking none art/music related day time occupations over the years as I have not always been guaranteed a steady stream of regular pupils or art commissions/sales. There have been fruitful years and not so productive years in this regard

My constant dedication to the Guitar and to Art despite lack of recognition has motivated me to travel to many Towns and Districts by Car and Public Transport in the County of Kent UK and to work unsocial hours to conduct lessons in the homes of the Pupils to hopefully gain such recognition. Lessons have also been conducted at my Home Address and by SKYPE. On occasions I have also performed as a solo singer guitarist performing well known songs on request. With regard to Art, I have held some small exhibitions at the Brooke Theatre Chatham, The W.V.R.S. Chatham, The Sturling Insurance Group Kings Hill West Malling, have undertaken small commissions, I.E portraits of People, Pets and Motor Vehicles and managed to sell some work which has enabled me to pay a few bills. One interesting commission was from Ohio USA. I did the commissioned work at home in the UK photographed the finished work then emailed to the client for approval. The finished product was posted to USA from UK. Taught Guitar to selected Pupils at Ashford Oaks Community School for a year and ran an after-schools Art Club at Cecil Road Primary School Gravesend for 6 months.

Other Information.
Full Driving Licence
DRB Certificate
References available on request
Reviews: Available on request.My dedication to the Guitar and to Art has motivated me to travel to many Towns and Districts by Car and Public Transport in the County of Kent UK and to work unsocial hours to conduct lessons in the homes of the Pupils. Lessons have also been conducted at my Home Address and by SKYPE. On occasions I have also performed as a solo singer guitarist performing well known songs on request. With regard to Art, I have held some small exhibitions at the Brooke Theatre Chatham, The W.V.R.S. Chatham, The Sturling Insurance Group Kings Hill West Malling, have undertaken small commissions, I.E portraits of People, Pets and Motor Vehicles and managed to sell some work which has enabled me to pay a few bills. One interesting commission was from Ohio USA. I did the commissioned work at home in the UK photographed the finished work then emailed to the client for approval. The finished product was posted to USA from UK. Taught Guitar to selected Pupils at Ashford Oaks Community School for a year and ran an after-schools Art Club at Cecil Road Primary School Gravesend for 6 months.

Other Information.
Full Driving Licence
DRB Certificate
References available on request
Reviews: Available on request.
Qualifications: Time served 50 years guitar playing experience
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