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Guitar for all abilities and genres, specialising in Blues, Jazz, Rock, Indie and Pop.

I teach both electric and acoustic guitar to all ages and abilities and teach multiple genres specialising in: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Indie, Pop, Funk and Soul.

I have both a Masters Degree and an Undergraduate degree in music and have worked as a professional gigging musician since graduating.

I received jazz guitar tuition throughout my university education from accomplished tutors including Jamie Taylor and Ulrich Elbracht and have gone on to play jazz guitar professionally for a number of artists and groups as well as having weekly residencies at the Domino Club and Sela Bar. I have played jazz guitar alongside artists including John Surman and Jean Toussaint at prestigious events such as Montreux Jazz Festival.

I have played guitar at a very high professional level for both function and commercial bands as well as in original rock, pop, soul and funk bands. Through doing this I have played for large audiences at venues and festivals including Boomtown, The Hootananny (Brixton), The ICC (Birmingham) and many others. I have also had music I have written, produced and played guitar, bass and keys on featured on radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, Rock Current and many local and regional stations.

Location

At teacher's location: Kirkstall, Leeds, UK
At student's location: Around Leeds, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Funk, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Jazz manouche, Pop, Rap & hip hop, Rnb, Rock, Ska, Song & varieties
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am a passionate guitarist, songwriter and producer. I love to perform live across the UK with various bands and to write and record my own and other people's original music!
I love teaching, and feel passionate about sharing my experiences and knowledge with other musicians.

Education

Masters Degree (MMuS) in Composition and Songwriting (Leeds College of Music)
1st Class Degree (BAHons) in Popular Songwriting and Jazz Guitar (Leeds College of Music)

Experience / Qualifications

Having both a Masters Degree and a BMus in Music (specialising in composition and jazz guitar), I have a very broad musical education in a number of different musical pathways. I received jazz guitar tuition throughout my university education from accomplished tutors including Jamie Taylor and Ulrich Elbracht and have gone on to play jazz guitar professionally for a number of artists and groups as well as having weekly residencies at the Domino Club and Sela Bar. I have played jazz guitar alongside artists including John Surman and Jean Toussaint at prestigious events such as Montreux Jazz Festival.

As a professional working musician I have a wealth of experience of real world musical scenarios. I have played guitar at a very high professional level for both function and commercial bands as well as in original rock, pop, soul and funk bands. Through doing this I have played for large audiences at venues and festivals including Boomtown, The Hootananny (Brixton), The ICC (Birmingham) and many others. I have also had music I have written, produced and played guitar, bass and keys on featured on radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, Rock Current and many local and regional stations.
I specialise in teaching song writing and composition in all genres to any ability. In lessons we will look at harmony, melody, lyrics and if desired music production to help advance your songwriting ability. As a songwriter and producer I have had music featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 and many more. I also have a masters degree in songwriting and composition from Leeds College of Music and a 1st class BA(Hons) degree in songwriting and jazz performance.

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