Stoke on Trent College
Performing Arts (Music)
Royal college of School
Royal College of Music
Information about David
Dave is an experienced Private Teacher for all ages and abilities from beginner to expert. I am looking for keen pupils, learners and musicians of all levels who require tuition in Classical, Acoustic, Bass Guitar or Music Theory.
If you`ve always wanted to learn an new instrument and develop new skills. If you`re a songwriter looking for new inspiration or if you looking for a more structured approach through Graded Exams I can offer Online Guitar/Bass lessons so students can have a lesson remotely in either 5-10 lesson spots.
I can teach the following instruments:
All lessons are structured around the needs of the student.
Online Skype, FaceTime and Zoom lessons
FREE Introductory lesson for all New Beginners
All lessons and materials are downloadable FREE from the student area on my website
I specialise in improvising. My aim is to help you reach your goals developing a broad musicality and exploring what is possible creatively.
I adapt my lessons to students style and musical taste.
I have a deep understanding of rhythm, chords, harmony, tone and dynamics, fingerstyle and plectrum technique and I use this to give students creative ways of arranging pieces and developing songwriting skills.
I started as a Classical Guitarist and adapted to a plectrum style as an Acoustic Guitar Player. Now I have a hybrid style which incorporates both techniques but I`m happy to teach which ever route he/she chooses to learn.
I aim to give students a well rounded approach to performance skills and technique`s.
I can prepare students for
London College of Music in Acoustic Guitar ,
Rockschool in Acoustic Guitar
Associated Board of The Royal College of Music in Classical Guitar and Music Theory
I welcome any ability and age to try something new or alternatively, continue with something they are already passionate about. I can teach music to the highest level and am extremely keen to pass on my knowledge of Music and the Performing Arts to anyone that wants to learn. Please feel free to contact me if you require further information.
Students must give 24 hours notice and may be rearranged as a makeup lesson on 3 occasions throughout the school year or a credited lesson if given if the makeup lesson is not possible. If 24 hours are not given then this lesson will be charged or the pupil has cancelled on more than 3 occasions.
Availability: I`m available online to teach at the following times :
Mondays- Daytime and evening
Tuesday - Daytime and evening
Wednesday - Daytime and evening
School Holidays- Available
Guitar Tuition is as follows:
Guitar prices must be paid in advance of either 5 lessons or 10 lesson blocks
£13 per half an hour
£26 per hour
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: My career started at a young age and studied with Stephen Caswell on Classical Guitar where I learned musicianship skills, sight reading, accompaniment skills, duet lessons. He gave me the foundation to reach the highest levels on the guitar, achieving my Grade 8. Over the next two years I studied at Stoke College gaining a HND in Performing Arts (Music). At Stoke College my training was with John Lambert which also included duet and group work, enhanced guitar technique and developed in different styles including flamenco, jazz and spannish guitar to an advanced level. Also I studied with various teachers in masterclasses and musicianship as well. I have an up to date DBS certificate.
I have been playing guitar for 25 years and have gained experience in playing many different genres of music from solo and classical duos at weddings and corporate events to playing bass and guitar in 5 piece rockabilly band to playing bass in Bluesideout.
I am an international performer, songwriter and teacher with many years experience performing worldwide and teaching guitar to all ages and abilities.
I have been teaching in primary schools across Cheshire with Music For Life as well as my own private students ranging from Beginner to Professional level.