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Lessons offered by Larry q
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • All Levels

I teach guitar, violin, and ukulele in a fun and inspiring manner. I also teach my speed learning concepts to help you better and faster and to have fun at the same time whilst learning your favourite


I assess what style of music you enjoy and cater the lessons based on your personal musical goals. I use my various techniques for learning to play better, faster and to retain the knowledge so that you can see yourself progressing quickly also.


I have been a professional touring, recording and composing musician for the past 20 years. I have toured and recorded with many groups from all genres of music ranging from pop, rock, classical, country and jazz. I have also been teaching for over 20 years and have developed my unique teaching methods which yield fast results when practiced on a regular basis.


Transportation Fee : £4
Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Larry q
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Music Theory
  • Violin
  • Ukulele
  • All Levels

Larry q's CV

Larry Pierre Davids
14 Ravenscroft Avenue
NW11 0RY
Telephone: (concealed information)4 Email: (concealed information)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Solent Southampton University 2015
Higher Diploma in Guitar, Institute of Contemporary Performance, London 2012
PTLLS, Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, London 2012
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Arts Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada 2004 - 2006
Thesis: The Efficacy And Analysis Of Four Contemporary Methodologies Vis-À-Vis Traditional Methods
Of Teaching Music
Certificate in University Teaching, Simon Fraser University (SFU) 2004-2006
Final Project: Effective Pedagogical Methods in Conflict Resolution
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music Composition, Simon Fraser University (SFU) 2002-2004
Music Therapy, Capilano University, Vancouver, B.C. 1997-2000

String Teacher:Sion Manning RC Girls School, London Nov2014- April 2017
• String Teacher
• Music Ensemble Director
• GCSE Teacher Assistant

Wood Park End Academy January 2017- present
• String/Recorder Teacher
• Key Stage year 3, 4 and 5

Bishop Ramsey School April 2017-present
• Violin

Coteford Junior School April 2017-present
• Violin
• Key Stage 3 and 4

Grange Park School April 2017-present
• Ukulele
• Key stage 3 and 4

Associate Lecturer: Solent University, Southampton Oct 2013 – present

Music Tutor: Westminster Adult Education Nov 2013 –July 2014

Guitar Instructor: Harrow College, London Jan 2011 - July 2013

Music Lecturer: British Academy Of New Music London, Access to Music, London Jan 2011 - Sept 2011
• Preparing assessments and exams
• Marking exams, assessments, quizzes
• Conducting student interviews
• IT work and administrative duties
• Ofsted report deemed my teaching “outstanding.”

Sessional Instructor, Fine Performing Arts, This is Music-Music History, Simon Fraser University Sept 2008 - May 2010
• Preparing music history lectures
• Researching appropriate sound bytes for the lecture notes
• Preparing, marked & administrated assessments, musical quizzes & exams

Sessional Instructor Education 469: Philosophy of Music; Thinking in Sound, Simon Fraser University Sept 2008
• Designing Courses to deliver to students
• Preparing Course Notes and designed a Courseware Book

Tutor/Lecturer, FPA 104: Music Theory, Simon Fraser University Sept 2004 – Aug 2010
• Taught music theory, ear training and rhythm studies

Music Instructor, Vancouver School Board Sept 2006 – Aug 2010
• Taught Guitar and Violin, music theory, critical ear training and advanced listening skills
• Instructed on basic composition and contemporary improvisation

Guitar/Violin Instructor, West End Community Centre, Vancouver Sept 2006- Aug 2010
• Taught beginners to advanced students in acoustic and electric guitar/violin styles

Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach School, Vancouver Jan 2009 –July 2010
• Taught guitar in all musical styles
• Assisted students with their music exams

Music Instructor, Kerrisdale Community Centre, Vancouver Jan 2009 – July 2010
• Taught violin to children and adults
• Taught group and individual lessons

Tutor/Lecturer, Fine Performing Arts Introduction to Music Composition and Theory,
Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada, Fall Sept 2008 – July 2010
• Taught Finale and Sibelius for composing
• Edited compositions for notational errors
• Assisted students in compositional techniques
• Taught theory relevant to the course outline

Tutor/Lecturer, Fine Performing Arts 147:
Introduction to Electroacoustic Music, Simon Fraser University Sept 2006 – July 2010
• Taught editing skill using software such as Amadeus, Audacity and Peak
• Instructed composition using ProTools
• Lectured on analogue and digital music

Tutor/Lecturer, Fine Performing Arts 140:
20th Century Music, Simon Fraser University Vancouver Sept 2005 - Sept 2010
• Lectured and graded all assignments and exams
• Taught all aspects of the evolution of 20th century music

Tutor/Lecturer, Fine Performing Arts 289: This Is Music, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Sept 2005 – Dec 2005
• Taught and answered questions on all aspects of the course materials
• Graded quizzes and essays

Further Work Experience
Volunteer music teacher-Our Ladys Primary Catholic School, London.
Composer/Arranger/Musician/ Band Manager, Self-Employed, United Kingdom, and Vancouver, Canada, 1975-present
Sessional Musician, Canadian Broadcasting Centre (CBC) and various bands (e.g. Sarah MacLaughlin, Barenaked Ladies, Dwight Yokam), 1990-present
Teacher of Guitar, Violin and Piano, False Creek Community Centre, Vancouver, Canada 2004-2006
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, Dorset College, Vancouver, Canada 2004
Music Therapist and Teacher, Dr. Peter’s Centre, Vancouver, Canada 2004
Music Therapist, Vancouver Richmond Health Board, Vancouver, Canada 2000-2001

Davids, L.P. So You Wanna Play Violin…Estimated date of publication October 2017
Davids, L.P. So You Wanna Play Guitar…Estimated date of publication August 2017
Davids, L.P. Getting into Musical Shape (DVD and book).Released June 2010

• Original composition (Warm Comfort) placed on BBC T.V Britain's Empty Homes' 2012.
• Warm Comfort released on the Chappell Label CD, Positive Journey, 2012
• Recorded and co-produced the Laurence Levy Band CD, 2012
• Toured extensively throughout Canada and America with various bands in pop,country, jazz and classical outfits
• Recorded albums and participated extensively in studio work recording and producing bands
• Played, composed music for Cirque Du Soleil show “Alegria”, Vancouver, 2003
• Appeared in numerous television and radio shows, music videos and movies
• Performed voice over work on various television shows and computer games
• Played violin with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
• Played violin with the Golders Green Philharmonic Orchestra, London, UK

Safeguarding London 2013
Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector, PTLLS, London, 2012
Higher Diploma for Guitar, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance,
Foundation House, 1A Dyne Road, London, NW6 7XG, 2012
Logic, City Lit, (London), 2011
Classic Rock, (London), Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Jan 2011
Funk Guitar, (London), Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, April 2011
Ukulele, City Lit, (London), June 2011
Blues, Soul, Guitar, Andy Saphir, (London) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, 2010.
Violin Pedagogy, Martina Smazal (Vancouver Opera), 2006-2010
Jazz Guitar Masterclass Vancouver Community College (VCC), 2006-2008
Jazz Improvisation, Vancouver Community College (VCC), 2006-2007
Jazz Theory, Dick Grove School of Music, 1984, 2007
Certificate Teaching Adult Education, Vancouver School Board (VSB), 2002
Music Therapy, Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C., 1997-2000
Courses in Orff and Kodaly for Children, Capilano College, North Vancouver, 1999
Teaching Accelerated Learning, Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), 1983

Simon Fraser University, Bursary Award 2003-2006
Simon Fraser University, Highest Academic Achievement 2002-2004
Simon Fraser University, Outstanding Student Award 2003-2004

REFERENCES Available upon request

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