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ALL WELCOME! 

LEARN WITH A FORMER MUSIC SCHOOL TEACHER

Serving the Holme valley for over 15 years with a total of 20 years experience teaching children and adults from beginner to grade 8 and beyond, I will give you the tools to take your playing to the next level. All ages and ability levels welcome.  Whether you want to play professionally or just for fun, I can help you learn the music you love and progress at your own pace. 

MY LESSONS​

 I teach electric guitar, steel string acoustic, classical guitar, and electric bass - all styles from beginner to advanced. All lessons include proper theoretical and practical guidance with well defined progress goals and take place in a comfortable teaching studio space. You will learn correct technique, build your musical knowledge and apply it to a range of carefully chosen pieces to help you explore and develop your own musical sound. I will help you develop practice habits that will help you maximise your progress with the practice time you have. I have a broad range of teaching materials covering many different styles of music from classical, folk, rock, pop, blues, jazz, and lots in between so there will always be something new to discover. My prices are in line with Musician's Union recommended fair instrumental teaching rates. Payment is spread over 12 months to make quality lessons as affordable as possible. More info

EXAM PREPARATION

Grades are great way to challenge yourself and track your progress. For those interested in taking instrumental exams I offer a thorough preparation for Rockschool & Associated Board examsInstrumental exams are entirely optional and by no means the only way to progress but they can be a really rewarding route forward and I can guide you through the process so you will be confident of passing when the time comes. My teaching approach will be personalised to your needs so you are very much in control. Whichever option you choose I will help you to work on all of the necessary skills t take your playing to the next level

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Other Benefits

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BIOG.

WHAT I DO: I am a musician and guitar tutor based in Scholes, Holmfirth, with over 20 years experience teaching guitar in music schools, junior and secondary schools, and as a private tutor throughout Kirklees and the Holme Valley. I write music and produce my own music. I have worked as a gigging musician in many bands over the years, appeared on professionally released records, some of my songs have featured on BBC Radio 6 Music, and I have written and produced music that has appeared on the FX Network TV series Dirt(starring Courteney Cox from Friends).  

 

TRAINING & TEACHING: I graduated in 2001 with a Music BA(hons) degree (Bretton Hall, University of Leeds), and began instrumental teaching straight after that. In 2004 I had the opportunity to set up a youth music project in Oban, Scotland, giving young musicians instrumental tuition, and hands-on experience with recording studio gear and live sound.

 

MY TEACHING BUSINESS: From 2008, having taught as electric guitar teacher at Oban High School (Argyll, Scotland), and then as classical guitar teacher at Kirklees Music School [now called Musica] (Huddersfield, England), I established my own music tuition business in 2008, which has been running happily for 15 years. I love my job.

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