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Guitar, Saxophone, ukulele, mandolin or bass guitar lessons At Home

Mobile Lessons or Online worldwide in the comfort of your own home. I use Skype, Zoom, MS Teams, Facetime and Messenger for music lessons online. ABRSM, Rockschool, SQA and Trinity music exams to support students in achieving their musical goals. I teach 24/7 so I can be flexible with your availability. If weekends or early morning are better for your lessons that's no problem. We can sort something out. Although I recommend weekly lessons this can also be reviewed. It’s essential for me to find out what it is that you want to achieve, or simply what triggers your interest towards learning the guitar, saxophone, ukulele, bass guitar or mandolin. Finger picking and plectrum styles taught. I'll also throw in effects such as pinch and natural harmonics, finger tapping, etc. We will also make barre chords, double stops, hammer on's and pull off's easier. I'll teach you lots of tricks. I can also help you with guitar maintenance and demonstrate sting changing polish and care of the instruments and instrument setup. I'll also show you altered tunings such as the popular dropped D. I can alto teach slide guitar sometimes known as bottleneck guitar technique.

Beginners or Advanced

All styles, ages and ability levels. Beginners to Advanced in Sax, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar & Mandolin. One to One or Class Musical Tuition. Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Playing Techniques are all studied progressively. Songs and pieces used in the guitar lessons are selected in consultation with the student – no learning music that you don’t enjoy! Advanced guitar lessons also cover improvisation and musicianship. Music theory, tablature and sight reading can also be covered if the student wishes. We can look at blues, pop, rock, funk r&b, soul and all other musical genres. Beginners are my speciality. The first step to learning is always the biggest. Take that step and give me a call or text.

How I Teach

I teach using Rockschool, Trinity College, RGT, ABRSM and Mel Bay Methods. All grades initial to 8 and supplements taught. I can also teach you any favourite songs you may request. If you wish to learn Hotel California on guitar or In The Mood on alto or tenor saxophone that's also no problem. Because I teach all styles and ability levels we will always manage to find many interesting and challenging songs to improve our current ability. I can also offer good advice on instrument choice and value for money. For guitar players i can also help with effects selection. For lessons I'll provide and included in the lesson cost sheet music and audio tracks of demo audio and backing tracks. We can prepare you for playing for your own enjoyment or getting performing with others in bands, ensembles or orchestras'. Improvisation and lead guitar are a particularly important skill and I'll pass on my experiences and advice. Lessons are thorough but fun. For exams ill get help you good passes. I can also help with audio tracks and tabs/sheet music. Bass guitar lessons are mainly utilising the Rockschool & Trinity College Pop & Rock Books Initial Grade to Grade 8