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Songwriting & musicianship - Composing on an instrument

Songwriting is a great skill to have and a useful means of expression. Songwriting and musicianship involve using your instrument (guitar or keyboard usually) to create a song (lyrics and music) or piece of instrumental music if you prefer.

I will guide you through the theory in as much or as little depth as you prefer, using it merely as a tool to better learn your craft of composition. For less experienced musicians, we can use my own color music system to find and remember where notes are on the instrument.

Whether you are already an aspiring songwriter, just beginning, or thinking about embarking on the journey of learning to be a songwriter, these classes can offer you a scaffolding upon which to hang your talent. Together we can flesh out the ideas of your compositions that when realized will give you an incredible feeling of having created your own structure of beautiful sounds.

Extra information

Preferably you will own a harmony instrument (guitar/ukulele or keyboard)

Location

At teacher's location: Leytonstone, London, UK
At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom

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General info

Skills:

Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Indie & alternative, Pop, 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
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Now a qualified Teacher of Music, for much of my life I was largely a self taught singer-songwriter and guitarist / keyboardist who had won songwriting and pop personality competitions, scored music publishing deals, had my music in film, advertisement, documentaries, and played live on radio stations.
It was later that I formally studied music and developed my colour music system to support learning music whilst completing a Music Degree at Goldsmiths, graduating with 1st Class Honours.
As a music teacher in SEN schools I have witnessed the positive impact that creating music through exploring has on people with physicals and learning disabilities and have found some of the most valuable musical contributions from pupils in these settings.
I am a nurturing and encouraging teacher with a sense of humour and great patience.

Education

PGCE Music in Secondary Schools from Middlesex University 2017
Bmus Music 1st Class Honours from Goldsmiths University 2016
Access to Music in Higher Education Diploma 2013

Experience / Qualifications

SEN Music Teacher (Early years to 19 years)
Teacher of Music (secondary mainstream schools, 11-16 year olds)
Guitar Teacher
Ukulele Teacher
Published Songwriter

PGCE Music in Secondary Schools
Bmus Music 1st Class Honours
Access to Music in Higher Education Diploma
SEN music provides individuals with learning / physical disabilities a highly musical experience in a supportive and fun environment. Whether a beginner musician or more advanced, these 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions enable the individual to access music and improvisation using real and virtual musical instruments. Where appropriate my colour music systems can support learning and interactions. This highly valuable musical experience can provide respite for parents / carers, or equally parents / carers are welcome to join in.

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