As a qualified Music Teacher, I have over ten years of experience of working with a huge range of children and young people, and helping them achieve their musical potential. I have taught Guitar, Bass and Drum Kit for over ten years, and have worked with Secondary, Primary, 6th form and Special Schools during this time.
I specialise in teaching modern musical genres, and music making. I have a long history of supporting secondary schools with GCSE course work, and in instrumental exams I have a 100% pass rate.
I teach using the ‘Rock School’ Syllabus as my frame work, which is an approved qualification.
I have a vast experience of working with pupils with SEN, and have successfully with schools in the past to ensure all barriers are minimised to allow these pupils to musically thrive.
I also run ‘Rock It’, and project based on getting young people forming bands and playing in groups. We currently run this as an after school club, and holiday workshops, which is open to all abilities. Find out more here.
What I / we help young people achieve
I have an 100% pass rate with all my pupils when it comes to instrumental exams.
I have supported one secondary school in Bath maintain 100% A-C grades for well over ten years.
My retention rate is extremely high, and am lucky enough to have parents and teachers thanks me for my efforts to inspire and support the children in their communities.
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
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
Also Works With
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
- Project based
- Drop in
Working with special needs
I have worked with pupils with a whole spectrum of mild, moderate and complex needs.
I am passionate about championing the rights of pupils with SEND, and ensuring they receive the same access, and opportunities they are entitled to.
- Guitar & Bass
- Drums / percussion
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Songwriting / Composition
- Digital Music
- Music Production
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
My Training & Development
I am constantly improving my knowledge on my instruments, and looking for new teaching methods and ideas.
Through my work as Hub development manager, I attend national conferences such as First Access Forum in Birmingham to learn from other practitioners.
I often am the leader when bringing other guitar teachers together to share best practice in Wiltshire.
I am currently looking at ways to expand my Rock School holiday clubs to give my students an even more immersive experience.