I have played Guitar for around 15years. I have also played Piano, Drums and Bass in that time as well as singing, both lead vocals and backing vocals.
I have a BMus (Hons) Degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music from The Sage Gateshead (via Sunderland Uni) where I Majored in Production and Composition as well as taking a Performance Module throughout the 3 Years. I am a full member of both the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) and MU (Musicians Union)
In terms of gigging, I have around 7 years experience playing in a wide variety of bands and venues. A short list of some of the projects I have been involved with:
`NUJO`: Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra which played at functions and larger events.
`Dublin Raiders`: popular club band which played all over the UK every week
A Jazz Guitar duo that performed as part of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2011
`The Flying Craze` a 4 piece band that played regularly at various venues in the North East
Live Guitar and Keyboards for `Lulu James`
I currently play with
Hip Operation playing wedding parties, corporate events, and functions.
I have also recorded with many projects, assisting with the production and/or writing, as well a composing and recording my own material.
My aim is to allow the students to develop at their own pace and focus on the areas that they are most interested in. I also provide guidance and advice on beneficial techniques for practice. Lessons are catered to all styles and skill levels. I teach RGT Electric and Acoustic Guitar grades to all levels and recommend taking the most appropriate of these courses once the basics of playing have been established.
Availability: Monday Friday 10am-9pm
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Private Guitar, Bass, Drums and Music Theory tuition 2006 - presentContact this Tutor
I began teaching privately, firstly at my own home then began visiting students’ homes teaching mostly children aged 10-15. The main instrument I teach is Guitar but I have also given Bass, Drum and Music Theory Lessons.
Clives Easy Learn Rock & Pop School 2007-2008
This was a franchise of a weekend/evening music school, which was based in Lemington (Newcastle West End) and Gosforth. I taught Guitar at both schools and was promoted to the position of head tutor. I was also called upon to cover Bass and Drum lessons due to other tutors absence. This franchise was disbanded in 2008 and so I took over the running of the Gosforth school.
Gosforth Weekend Music School 2008-2009
This was the result of my taking over the Gosforth branch of the old ‘Easy Learn’ Franchise. I personally took over all managerial responsibilities such as taking payments for sessions, paying staff and overheads, as well as teaching my guitar sessions.