Before the first lesson, over the phone, we can discuss
what sort of music you listen to and what sort of music
you would like to learn, so that the first lesson can be
useful from the beginning.
I have lots of books and magazines that I have used over
the years but I have also produced my own sheets for teaching
purposes. If you are a beginner, I would suggest that you
do not buy any books as I will provide sheets to begin with.
Later on I can recommend some books which may be useful.
There are many excellent books and magazines on sale containing
accurately transcribed music of your favourite bands.
I teach a wide age range of students, from children to
adults. I teach privately at students homes, and I also
teach for Hertfordshire Music Service and Woodside Park
International School. Beginners of all ages are welcome.
My youngest student is 9 years old who is starting a Rockschool
book. I recently started teaching a new adult student and
I am currently helping him play the music of Thin Lizzy
and sorting out his open chords.
I teach mainly rock, blues, jazz and music theory. I can
help you understand the theory, scales and chords behind
the music you want to play. I can cover all the techniques
you will need such as soloing, rhythm styles, improvisation,
power chords, bends, vibrato, tapping, scales, chord progressions,
acoustic fingerstyle and country guitar. I also teach music
reading. Some of my students have taken Rockschool exams
and have also performed pieces for GCSE and A level exams.
I can help you get the most out of your practicing. I can
teach you what you want to learn, along with what you should
know to help you play.