Tel. 07711 821844
6 Morris Court, Longmead
Berkshire SL4 5QE
I joined the Berkshire School of Pop Music at the age of 12 years, where I was taught guitar, performance and event management techniques. After leaving there, I utilized these skills in starting my own band and private tuition classes which have led me to be teaching guitar professionally now for almost 15 years. I currently teach over 40 pupils a week and many of my students have progressed on to universities such as the Academy of Contemporary Music or have formed bands or become teachers themselves.
I have nearly 20 years of experience recording and producing music in a recording studio, working with all types of different musicians and personalities. From this, I have learned a great deal about different types of music, time management, motivation and people skills, which I believe to be very important attributes to have as a teacher.
I teach the bass guitar and piano, and I am proficient in both of these instruments. I believe an understanding in other instruments, will help the student to become a good overall musician, as well as further improve their knowledge of their own chosen instrument.
I have an excellent knowledge of music theory in which I have a qualification in Grade 8 theory of music. I am proficient in reading TAB and basic notation.
I am a highly motivated and creative person, I find teaching extremely rewarding and always try to inspire and motivate my students in their lesson.
I took over the lead Guitar role for Jamie and the First class in 2005 and have toured extensively with them for over four years.
Averaging at around 150 gigs a year, I have played all over the world and performed in front of many thousands of people.
Some of the places played are;
The Barbican (London)
Mean Fiddler (London)