Learning any instrument is always a personal and unique journey.
My job is to help you on your way.
I listen to exactly what every student wants or needs from their music education, and I try my best to give them just that.
Lessons can be genre specific or general. I also offer specialised lessons that focus specifically on certain aspects like:
-Theory (always combined with either visual explanations on the instrument, or through ear training)
I have been playing guitar professionally for more than 10 years.
I have been teaching students of all ages over that same time.
I have taught in schools as well as privately.
I have a degree in music as well as extensive performing experience.
If you live very far, but would really like a lesson, we can work something out.
Jazz performance degree from TUT (2009)
BA in philosophy and linguistics (2016)
Guitar teacher at St Davids Marist Inanda (2011 - 2016)
Guitar teacher at Jules Verne (2013 - 2015)
Private tutor 2006 - present
Member of National Youth Jazz band (2010 and 2011)
National tour with Feya Faku (2015)
International tour with DG theatre productions (2016)
Gerrit is an incredible musician and a talented teacher. It is clear that he dedicates many hours to his students, tailoring his lessons and teaching approach to their particular needs. I approached Gerrit with the desire to learn basic guitar to accompany my signing after I watched him perform jazz. He was friendly, easy to approach, and was not deterred by the fact that I was an absolute beginner and he was clearly an advanced guitar player. My preference in genre was also not jazz. Gerrit arrived to the first lesson fully prepared for what I had asked. He had a song carefully picked out for me based on my musical preference. In no time I was strumming along.
Despite my initial intention to learn a few easy songs, Gerrit's deep knowledge of the instrument is transmitted through in every lesson. By the end of my time getting taught with him, not only could I play songs way beyond the level that I had initially set out to learn, but I had also accumulated a love and understanding for the instrument.
I also had the privilege of watching a few of his other students perform at multiple events. Gerrit is always greeted with warmth and fondness and the performances are always of high calibre and versatile in genre.
I highly recommend Gerrit as a music teacher.
Gerrit is a world class instructor with impressive credentials to show for it
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