My name is Luke Gittins,
I am a guitar teacher based in North Wiltshire. I have been playing guitar for 10 years. I studied Music Performance at Bath College. Guitar has always been something that has brought me much enjoyment and the opportunity to pass that enjoyment on is something that is a privilege. I also play Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Drums and I sing.
My teaching ethos is to work in a personalised way allowing students to explore music of their preference. In my opinion, a student will always learn better in an environment that feels fun and comfortable.
I am a singer/songwriter in a band that has played all around the country. Over the last 3 years I have played over 300 gigs. This wide range of gigs has taught me so much about playing guitar. Whether that is; how to play live, how to accompany other musicians, how to play a huge variety of songs or how to act in a professional way. My aim is to pass on the experience and skills I have learnt to all my students.
Please contact me if you have any queries.
What I / we help young people achieve
Alongside helping my students work towards guitar grades, I also tailor each lesson to individuals tastes. This enables them to learn music which motivates them.
As a singer/songwriter I can help students develop their creative abilities and I actively encourage singing alongside the guitar pieces we learn. This is something that I think really benefits my students learning and develops a new side of their musical ability.
My performance experience paired with my technical ability allows me to teach a wide range of contemporary and classic songs.
I believe that learning to play an instrument can have a positive impact on students self confidence and benefits other areas of learning.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To develop recording /production skills
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
- To develop their wellbeing
- Term Time
- Guitar & Bass
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Calne & Melksham
I am working alongside a very experienced guitar teacher who is helping me develop my skills.
My Training & Development
GCSE MUSIC : A*
GUITAR GRADE : 6
Singing Grade : 6
Level 3 extended diploma (Music Performance) : Distinction ***. (Bath College)
I am a working musician performing up to 3 times a week as a part of a band. I have performed over 300 gigs in the last 3 years all around the country. This has given me lots of confidence and experience when it comes to performing in many different scenarios. Many of these skills are transferable to teaching.