I joined the Berkshire School of Pop Music at the age of 12 years, where I was taught guitar, performance and event management techniques. After leaving there, I utilized these skills in starting my own band and private tuition classes which have led me to be teaching guitar professionally now for almost 15 years. I currently teach over 40 pupils a week and many of my students have progressed on to universities such as the Academy of Contemporary Music or have formed bands or become teachers themselves.
I have organized and taught at various Rock Schools for the local community at the Windsor Art’s Centre, in which young musicians work on their instrument, performance and band management techniques. This has proved to be very successful and many of these students have gone on to become successful musicians and run productive bands.
I have nearly 20 years of experience recording and producing music in a recording studio, working with all types of different musicians and personalities. From this, I have learned a great deal about different types of music, time management, motivation and people skills, which I believe to be very important attributes to have as a teacher.
I teach the bass guitar and piano, and I am proficient in both of these instruments. I believe an understanding in other instruments, will help the student to become a good overall musician, as well as further improve their knowledge of their own chosen instrument.
I have an excellent knowledge of music theory in which I have a qualification in Grade 8 theory of music. I am proficient in reading TAB and basic notation.
I am a highly motivated and creative person, I find teaching extremely rewarding and always try to inspire and motivate my students in their lesson.