I have 15 years of teaching experience, working at The Mead Primary School (Trowbridge) and The Royal High School (Bath). I currently have a large rosta of students receiving 1 on 1 tuition, and I have also worked as an associate lecturer in guitar performance skills at Bath Spa University delivering lectures on the course I used to study!
I studied Commercial Music at Bath Spa University, graduating in 2006 with a BA(Hons) degree. Since leaving this course, as well as teaching I have been an active musician – playing in several bands and running many successful gigs and open mic nights.
I am also an in-demand live sound engineer so when not teaching or playing I will be manning a mixing desk most nights in venues across Bristol and Bath.
What I / we help young people achieve
I started teaching guitar so that I could pass on the love for the instrument that I have to younger people.
Through fun, structured and individually tailored lessons, I hope to provide a basis for a lifelong love of music.
I encourage my students to progress through the grade system, either with the Trinity Rock and Pop syllabus or the Rockschool grades. I have a proud 100% pass rate record.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To develop recording /production skills
- To play, perform music with others
Also Works With
I currently work as a peripatetic music teacher at The Mead Community Primary School and The Royal High School, Bath.
- Term Time
Working with special needs
I have experience of working with students with mild, medium and severe SEN.
- Guitar & Bass
- Drums / percussion
- Music Theory
- Songwriting / Composition
- Music Production
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- Trowbridge (CSL)
Excellent teacher who is fantastic at communicating often difficult musical terms in an easy to understand format. Would 100% recommend to anybody whose looking to learn – J.E – Private Student.
My Training & Development
I am always aiming to improve my knowledge of my instruments, both through research and my own practice!
I initially received my teacher training through Yamaha Music Schools and try to keep up to date with new teaching methods.
I regularly catch up with teaching colleagues to discuss new ideas and teaching practices.
I am up to date with all safeguarding policies.