My lessons are professional and informative. I am an empathetic teacher and have taught all ages and abilities. My main ethos is to ensure students enjoy their lessons while providing them with the tools necessary to progress efficiently and quickly.
Fluent music tutor in guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and music theory, with a Disclosure and Barring Service (DSB) check. I have a wealth of teaching experience and have designed my own curriculums as well as coached students for recognised exams.
In July 2017 I graduated with a first class honours degree in Popular Music Performance from Southampton Solent University. Receiving high first’s in Composition, Experimental Performance and Experimental Production modules.
I am a trained guitarist with competent knowledge of music production, bass guitar, piano, drums, analog hardware and digital hardware/software. Over my musical career I have played many shows with various bands and creative projects. I have recorded and released music made in home studios as well as recording music at high-end studios such as The Ranch Production House in Southampton and J & J Studio in Bristol. I have a highly creative and adaptable compositional process allowing me to produce work spanning multiple genres and styles while always maintaining originality.
Music Tutor, Portsmouth Music Academy (PMA)
Location: Cosham, Portsmouth/Southsea, Portsmouth/Hillcrest Jubilee School, Waterlooville
Responsibilities: To tutor all ages in guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and music theory both on a one to one and group basis. Lessons ranged from 30-60 minutes and ran on a weekly basis. Throughout my time at PMA I taught a wide variety of genres as well as training students for Rockschool exams ranging from Debut to Grade 8 depending on what each individual wanted to gain from their lessons. I also ran multiple 12 week beginner guitar courses for groups of adults working from my adaptation of PMA’s syllabus as well as designing my own lesson plans and curriculum to meet specific one to one student needs. I also tutored two large groups of home educated children in both piano and guitar as well as music theory for both groups.
Whilst working at PMA I also ran general music lessons at Hillcrest Jubilee, an independent special needs school for ages 8-16 attached to Hillcrest Residential Children’s Homes. I taught both key stage 2 and key stage 3 classes, and provided one to one tuition. My lessons included general music theory, music appreciation and specific instrument tuition for guitar, piano, bass and drums.
Freelance Guitar Tutor, Self Employed
Responsibilities: To provide guitar and music theory tuition to children targeted to their interests, ensuring their enthusiasm was maintained.
Guitar Tutor, East Sussex County Council
Location: All Saints and Saint Richards Church of England Primary School, East Sussex
Responsibilities: To provide guitar and music theory tuition to primary school children at beginner or intermediate level. A prerequisite to holding this position required a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
Rockschool Tutor, East Sussex County Council
Location: Heathfield Community College, Old Heathfield, East Sussex
Responsibilities: To teach, encourage and support children ranging from 11-16 years old, to form their own bands and compose original material. This course culminated in a performance to family and friends.
BA (Hons) Fist Class Honours Degree, Southampton Solent University
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory, Merit
A Level Three A Levels, Music, Music Tech and Art
AS Level One AS Level, Photography
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music, Distinction*
GCSE 10 GCSE’s Including an A* in Music and Graphic Design
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