Hello, my name is Ian and I am a guitar teacher offering one to one lessons in Chichester. I use up to date teaching methods, using the songs you want to play as a way of learning. The guitar is a fun experience that everyone should be able to enjoy!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach students all aspects of the guitar via the student's song choices. This includes a mix of theory, technical ability, aural perception, musicianship and more, with the choice of taking grades and learning to read music if required.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters of Music Performances (MMus) Southampton University
BMus Hon's Music Performance degree University of Chichester
- How much do you charge?
£15 for 30 minutes
£25 for 1 hour
- Where do you teach?
At my home in Chichester city center. I teach from home as it allows me to use all of my resources i.e books, computer etc, and allows me to offer more teaching hours as I have no commuting time. Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons, and I am fully DBS checked.
- When are you available?
Monday - Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
10 - 100. I can teach anyone who wants to learn!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
RGT Grades levels 1-8
Rock school Grade 1 - 8
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning the guitar is a fun experience that people undertake for a number of different reasons. If you are looking to learn guitar then taking lessons are a fun and fast way to become an accomplished guitar player. In the long run guitar lessons will make you a much more rounded and advanced musician, and will get you on the right track much quicker than any other method of guitar training.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I play in numerous bands here in Chichester, including the Tom Belbin Trio, a successful jazz trio that plays regularly all over the country. I have been playing for close to 20 years, and have a BMus and MMus in music performance. I have played in front of large audiences of well over 500 people at a time, with members of the rizzle kicks, scouting for girls and more. I have headlined my own concerts and have performed in every setting imaginable. I have recorded my own compositions and have extensive knowledge of songwriting.
I have been teaching for 6 years, including spending a year in New Zealand teaching and playing. I teach at Chichester College, have taught for band workshops all over the south coast, and have put students right through their grades with 100% success rate to date.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
David Ratcliffe (RGT Registered guitar tutor)
Pete Roth (University of Chichester)
Nicholas Reynolds (Head of Jazz, Chichester University)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have students of all ages and abilities learning many different styles of guitar. I treat each student as an individual and all my students are growing into great musicians.
• B.A Hons Music Performance
• MMus Music Performance
Ian rates are very reasonable and he displays excellent and thorough knowledge of the guitar, My technique has improved and Ian has been very helpful in getting me composing my own chord progressions and writing my own songs.”
Ian has a great way of explaining the magic of guitar!! He is very patient (needs to be with me!) and is very good at understanding what you feel you would like to accomplish in playing guitar. His rates are very reasonable and the lessons themselves are very informative and fun by combining music theory and playing. He is very knowledgable and i would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the guitar.”
Ian Mayes is a talented guitarist, arranger and teacher. He incorporates a wide range of influences into his playing and has developed high level of technical skill along with a satisfyingly individual voice. His work with other musicians is always tasteful, both as a lead and rhythm player. As a teacher, Ian inspires students with his infectious enthusiasm and wide range of teaching tools and is able to get the best out of anyone who wants to develop their skills as a guitarist or bassist.”
â€œIan is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher who has a great way of working with Children. We could not be happier with the progress our son has made since working with Ian and would recommend him to anyone
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