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YOM - Your Own Music - Songwriting, guitar and singing courses

Music is one of the most ancient and used tools to communicate human feelings. What makes a successful songwriter, is the ability to create a genuine and original piece of art that makes the listener think “that’s exactly what I am feeling”.

Here’s what you need to be a musician or a songwriter:

- Talent and creativity
- Ambition
- Will to learn and to question yourself

I am here to help you in developing your skills and using them to express yourself using music!

I am a very experienced musician, specialised in guitar, contemporary singing, and song-writing, currently working with a known band in the rock music scene. Here’s an overview of the courses I offer:

- Song-writing: do you want to be a rocker, a pop singer, a rapper, or an acoustic-guitar songwriter? I will give you my theoretical and practical knowledge, and follow your progress, to help you in translating your feelings using notes
- Guitar: I will offer a complete study of one of the most used instruments of the world, best friend of songwriters since at least a century
- Singing: art is communication; our voice is the most ancient communication tool: YOUR voice is the most ancient and noble artistic tool in human history. I will help you to use it at its best and to discover its value and its secrets

Extra information

Songwriters should bring their instruments if they play or will to play one, and/or a laptop

Guitar students should bring a guitar; in case you still have to provide one, I will provide a spare one for the first lessons

Singing students should bring some water

Location

At teacher's location: Heathcoat Street, Nottingham, UK
At student's location: Around Nottingham, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Country & bluegrass, Electric, Electro & electronica, Folk, Funk, Heavy metal, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Ragga, Rap & hip hop, Reggae & dub, Rnb, Rock, Song & varieties
Age:
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
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian

About Me

I am an experienced, enthusiastic and professional music teacher and performer, working in the musical environment for almost twenty years. I am 34 years old, native Italian and living in the UK since 2015.

I have large experience with almost all-aged students (from 7 to 84), and my aim is to transmit them my love for music!

Besides teaching, I work as a musician in some theatre shows and in the rock music environment, touring in the UK and, sometimes, abroad (for obvious reasons, not so often in this last period of time).

I want my students to not only learn something, but also to enjoy what they do, that's why I spend amounts of my free time in developing personalised tasks

Education

- First Class Honour Bachelor of Arts - Music Industry Studies (Contemporary Vocal studies), achieved at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, UK

- Electric Guitar advanced diploma, achieved at the Percentomusica Academy in Rome, Italy

- Contemporary Singing diploma achieved at the NAMS Academy in Rieti, Italy

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching experience (private lessons and in music schools in the UK):

- Singing, vocal coaching
- Guitar
- Song-writing
- Bass guitar
- Ensemble/band skills
- Choir direction + soloists training
- Drums
- Piano


Performing experience:

- Singing
- Electric and Acoustic guitar
- Bass
- Harmonica
- Backing vocals
- Musical director
- Sound Tech

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