I have worked and continue to work as a session guitarist with such artists as George Michael, Amy Winehouse (pictured below with me at the Mercury Awards 2007), Corrinne Bailey Rae and Sinead O'Connor. I teach guitarists of all levels and ages and can give you a practical, fun approach to learning the many different styles of popular music.
With over twenty years experience as a musician, I can give you a broad range of instruction on such things as basic chord knowledge, basic to advanced theory, scales and modes, rhythm playing, approach to lead guitar, singing and playing, studio and live work. I also cover topics such as general musical arranging, composition and songwriting.
Tailored To You
My method is based around using the students own love and enthusiasm for music to fuel their learning.
From Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced, students will work on songs they have always wanted to learn (as and when appropriate). This will lead into specific areas to work on, such as rhythm playing, theory, scales or just perfecting the songs and having fun playing them.
For those who wish to move beyond the pure business of guitar playing there is a lot I can offer: for example teaching you how to apply the role of the guitar in the arrangement of a song. Students can explore arranging and composing a piece of music and specifically examine the role of guitar in the style of a Pop, Rock or Funk tune.
Improvising on guitar is a particularly exciting and rewarding area of guitar playing. I can teach you various aspects of this, from Blues to Jazz and all points between.
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