I am a very experienced tutor of the classical guitar. I am very patient and friendly and teach all levels-from beginners to professionals. My students always enjoy my lessons which I give in a good-humoured, sympathetic way.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical guitar; jazz guitar.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA HONS; PGCE; Certificate in Music Teaching to Adults ( Goldsmiths.)
- How much do you charge?
ï¿½£30 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
I usually teach at my house in Brockley but can sometimes travel to students' homes in Lewisham, Nunhead or Catford.
- When are you available?
I currently have some spaces on weekday mornings. During the Summer holiday period I can provide intensive courses, or one-off lessons, in sight-reading for the classical guitar. This is suitable as preparation for ABRSM exams or simply to enhance the enjoyment of playing music at sight. I also teach the jazz guitar. This is available from July 21st until August 31st.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages above 10 years.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music graded exams classical guitar; Trinity College graded exams including plectrum guitar.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I always play any music I teach during the lesson. This enables the student to see and hear what can be done on this fascinating instrument. I encourage students to learn to read music which I believe to be an extremely useful and rewarding skill. I can prepare you for the Associated Board exams ("Grades") if required.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I worked as a professional guitarist for 30 years. I backed many well-known artists in commercial music and then specialised in the classical guitar. I worked as a solo classical guitarist both in the UK and on cruise ships based in Miami. For the last six years of this period I also worked as a peripatetic guitar teacher in secondary schools. I then gained a degree and PGCE. I currently teach the classical guitar successfully to many students in the SE4 area.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• BA HONS
• PGCE, CMTA ( Goldsmiths), CELTA
• DBS current
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