- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical guitar, acoustic guitar and electric guitar to people of all ages, from beginners to an intermediate standard. These lessons are all on a one to one basis.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am currently working towards my classical guitar grades with Trinity Guildhall and expect to have passed most of them by the end of 2009. I do not recommend taking exams in guitar unless you're interested in tutoring. At the end of the day, playing the guitar should be a hobby and something which brings you joy.
BSc. Hons. Geology with Physical Geology
- How much do you charge?
Lessons are weekly and currently £8 for 30 minutes, £12 for 45 minutes and £16 for 60 minutes. Your first lesson will be 30 minutes long and is free, during which I aim to understand your goals and experience with a guitar. By the end of this lesson, we will have agreed on your goals and I can suggest the programme of learning which will best suit you.
Travel costs will vary depending on where you live. Please feel free to contact me for further details or visit (concealed information)
- Where do you teach?
I teach predominantly at my clients homes in the Rhondda, Cynon and Taff valleys. I am happy to travel further afield to the Bridgend, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Caerphilly and Vale of Glamorgan areas.
Lessons are sometimes available at a local music centre but times aren't so flexible and appointments are very limited.
- When are you available?
I currently teach in the Rhondda area on Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. I am fully booked on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and have some spaces on Monday nights. I am looking to expand the area in which I teach by filling my Monday evening and would like to teach on Thursdays and/or Fridays also.
My times are pretty flexible however and I will always endevour to fit you in for a weekly lesson, even if a regular time cannot be agreed.
During school holidays, I prefer to teach younger pupils during the day but again, I'll try to be flexible with my times to suit you.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have taught all ages, from 5-60 years old. I prefer to teach complete beginners but have taught many people with experience up to an intermediate/advanced level.
- What kind of experience do you have?
17 years playing, 5 years tutoring.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do not have a CRB disclosure certificate as I prefer a child's parent to accompany them throughout my lessons so that the parent can aid in the child's practice.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I am myself being taught by Gareth Wilkinson, a graduate in classical guitar at Cardiff University.
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