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  • (6 reviews)
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Vicky
« Chris has been an excellent guitar teacher for my teenage son his... More »
V
Vicky
« 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. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Chris
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flamenco Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Guitar, Kingston Upon Thames - Classical, electric, bass, ukelele, rock, pop, folk, other

Methodology

First lesson free. Experience with pupils of all ages from 3 to 70s. Friendly and patient.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Guitar - classical, acoustic, electric, bass and ukulele.
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.
In person £30 per hour, 25 for 45 minutes, £20 for 30 minutes.
Happy to discuss online lessons if you would prefer them at the moment.

10% off if you block book 5 lessons.
15% 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.

- 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, Whatsapp. 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. Daily practice of 20-30 minutes is best, to see good results, but I know this isn't always possible with a busy schedule.

Experience

- 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 (24 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 also like to encourage pupils to try new music, showing them bands they would not normally hear.

I have taught people from the age of 3, 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. Here are some of the results. All of my pupils have passed:

Piano
Grade 2 Trinity College Classical - Distinction

Guitar
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 6 ABRSM Classical - Pass
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?

Enhanced DBS 2020

- Where and with whom did you train?

Kingston University

- Tell me about some of your current students.

One pupil was learning guitar but not too interested in music, as he found what he heard to be 'repetitive and boring'. I played him songs considered classics from the 60s to the 90s, and 'alternative' songs from the 00s onward, to show him how melodic and varied music could be, and he started listening to and loving music.

I have a few retired pupils who are happy to work through things at their own pace, and one who is more determined to get to grips with things.

I have put a number of pupils through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £135
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £270
Lessons offered by Chris
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Flamenco Guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Chris's CV

• Music Composition - 2:1
• Enhanced DBS certified 2020
• RGT, ISM

6 reviews on Chris
  • 5/5

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6 recommendations

V
Vicky

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.

C
Carina

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.

B
Becky

she's really enjoyed her lessons and gained confidence to try a wider variety of music - so thank you for your time and patience

A
Andrew

Chris is an enthusiastic young man with strong ability on the guitar across a range of styles from classical to hard rock. His formal qualification and training in music and experience in teaching the guitar make his lessons effective and informative. He is reliable, structured and his personable manner make his lessons most enjoyable.

C
Charis

Chris is reliable, flexible and encourages you to 'stick with it' and keep having a go if you are finding the piece tricky. The lessons are very much centred around what you want to do (if you're more interested in chord, if there's a specific piece you'd like to learn, ect) and he's always ready to demonstrate if you don't understand.Chris is a brilliant teacher who makes learning the guitar fun.

J
John

Chris Keyte has been teaching our son Joe guitar for several months. Joe recently achieved his grade 2 with a distinction. He really enjoys his lessons with Chris and looks forward to them. We would be happy to recommend Chris as a guitar teacher who relates well to young people and helps them to achieve good results.

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