I teach guitar/classical/bass/ukulele/theory lessons to various pupils ranging from primary school children to adults and from beginners to advanced students and have also taught workshops in big band music and rock and pop workshops.
Experience teaching left handed pupils mainly due to my first guitar teacher being left handed so I’m very used to viewing the guitar from different ways round.
Northern Music Academy
Since January 2009 I have been a tutor at the Northern Music Academy in Pontefract near Leeds. Here I teach classical, acoustic, electric and bass guitar to both children and adults. The younger students work through either the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) for the classical students or the Rockschool or R.G.T. (Registry of Guitar Tutors) grades for the electric or acoustic pupils. The older students who are less interested in grades focus on what they to want to achieve individually and I tailor each lesson around them.
The Northern Music Academy caters for all kinds of musicians covering all styles and all age ranges.
Leeds College of Music
I’m an ensembles tutor and workshop leader at Leeds College of Music, helping teach students how to develop their skills in playing and writing in ensembles. In the workshops I work alongside other tutors to provide a variety of in depth workshops covering subjects varying from the Music Industry to Recording and Production Skills. I have also taught applied theory lessons and writing score to moving picture.
I am the guitar teacher for Westbrook Lane Primary School and I help run and teach the HASSRA Leeds Guitar Club in Quarry House, Leeds.
Charging varies. Fees will be about £25 per for 45 mins on average, though this may vary. Consultation will be free (to see if we are compatible and to find out what you want to learn). I can teach individual or group lesson if you wish to learn with a friend. I teach at a designated music space in my house and parental supervision is welcome. (bring your own guitar and join in!)
Send me an email what you would like to learn (artists/styles/sight reading etc.), your level of playing and a bit about yourself and we can see if I would be a suitable teacher for you!
Location: Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
I have private lesson availability from September onwards on the following days at the following times:
Monday - 9-13
Tuesday - 9-13
Wednesday - 9-11
Friday - 9-10/11-13
Potentially Tuesday or Thursday evenings on request.
Lessons will all be in my studio in the Kirkstall area, Leeds.