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    Bass Guitar and beginner Guitar Lessons for all abilities!

    Whether it is songs you want to learn or music grades to prepare for, my lessons are tailor made for your enjoyment and progress.
    I like to set goals for progress whilst encouraging my pupils to have fun as that is what music is all about!

    The following topics are an example of what can be covered in you lesson:

    - Songs you would like to learn
    - Technique (finger style, pick playing, positioning)
    - Playing different styles of music
    - Soloing
    - Ear training
    - Scales
    - Sight reading
    - Theory
    - Grades or exam tuition

    Location

    At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
    Online via webcam

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    General info

    Skills:

    Guitar:
    Acoustic, Blues, Country & bluegrass, Electric, Folk, Funk, Indie & alternative, Pop, Punk, Rap & hip hop, Reggae & dub, Rnb, Rock, Ska, 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

    The class is taught in:

    English

    About Me

    I am originally from Northern Ireland and now live in London working as a professional session musician, teacher and songwriter. I am an experienced bass guitarist with a Bmus (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance and my aim is to provide lessons that will be tailor made to fit your playing ability and needs!

    Education

    Qualifications

    -Rock School Grade 8 on bass guitar
    -Music A Level Grade A
    -Diploma from Tech Music Schools 2.1 Bmus (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Music Performance at University of West London

    Other Qualifications

    In 2019 I attended a two-day training course on Mental Health First Aid, offered by Music Support. I was taught how to recognise signs and symptoms related to mental health issues, as well as how to approach and offer help. I am now a trained Mental Health First Aider.

    Experience / Qualifications

    Teaching Experience

    Volunteer Teacher at Girls Rock London since 2016

    Girls Rock London is a non profit organisation that teaches young girls, trans and non binary folkhow to learn an instrument helping them gain self confidence and perform in a safe environment.At Girls Rock London I give lessons on the bass guitar to groups of up to 6 people, teaching the basics of the instrument.
    Some of the campers at GRL have learning disabilities so part of my role is to
    provide a safe space and an encouraging environment for everyone to learn and feel
    welcome.

    Volunteer Band Coach at Girls Rock London 2018

    In 2018 I had a new role as a band coach working with a group of young people aiming to write a song andperform it as a band. My job was to facilitate the band in writing music and create a safe creative space for
    them.

    Private Teaching 2013- Present

    I am a freelance teacher giving private lessons in peoples homes and in my own house providing lessons on the bass guitar and beginner guitar. I have taught a wide variation of styles with students who are ranging from beginner to advanced on the bass guitar. I have experience teaching children and adults with learning disabilities.
    My qualifications and playing experience mean I tailor my lessons to the individual so I am able to teach sight reading, grades, aural training, tablature and technique. I also have experience preparing students for Trinity Rock School Grades.

    Musician Experience

    Session Musician 2013- Present

    I have been working as a freelance session musician for years with this role giving me hands on experience of playing live and working in the music industry.
    In 2019 and 2020 I have been working with the company Folk Dance Remixed performing in shows across the U.K where my part includes acting, choreographed dancing and performing wireless with a bass onstage.
    I have taken part in tours in U.K, Europe and India playing bass for different artists recently including rock band Gaygirl, Pop Idol Winner Natalie Gauci and Mckenzie Brown (Disney High School Musical).

    Composer 2013 -Present

    History Of Clouds Tour 2014 and 2017

    Commissioned to compose music to commemorate the poet Hans Magnus
    Enzensberger. I wrote music based upon the thematic material of Enzensbergers
    poetry and then performed 30 pieces with other composers and musicians.
    This tour took place in India and Bangladesh, home to the prestigious Seagull publishing
    company. Performances included the Goethe institute in Calcutta, Dehli and Mumbai, The
    Bangladesh Poetry and Literature Festival and the newly commissioned Calcutta
    University.

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