Richard G

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£ 20.00-30.00 p/h

My main focus is Rock, Pop, Funk, and Jazz guitar lessons. Beginners to Advanced. First 30 mins free. All ages welcome. Lessons tailored to your specific needs. The focus is on you! I also teach English as a Foreign Language and Italian.

How would you describe your teaching style?

My teaching style is 100% student focused. Giving you new things to learn (not too much, not too little!) in a structured way that meets your specific needs

What qualifications do you have?

I have a degree (non-music related!) I taught English in Italy for 5 years and am a fluent Italian speaker

Tell us about your experience...

I am currently in four different bands, one a gigging jazz band, another an about to be gigging Bossa Nova band, one a new original material band, and finally The Shakespeare Heptet, a band I formed many years ago which sets Shakespeare's Sonnets to music. If you want to hear me play, check out these websites: www.jazztastique.com www.bossalove.com www.theshakespeareheptet.com

What locations do you tutor in?

Brighton and Hove area

What is your personal message to students?

A lesson means nothing without practice. Focused practice is better than unfocused practice. A good tutor will help you join your playing together, finding any weak points and helping you develop those while also moving forward with new techniques, both theoretical and practical, to help you get where YOU want to get to. For parents thinking of starting their son/daughter on the guitar: the first thing is, they have to want to do it. That is the most important indicator of success. Second, they must practice so they'll need a guitar. To start with the guitar doesn't have to be great quality. If it has six strings and can stay in tune it should be good enough! The most important thing for me as a tutor is that they enjoy their lessons, they enjoy practicing, and therefore they enjoy the music they make, whether that be original material, or songs by other people.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: No
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Brighton and Hove area
Online tutor: No
Subjects: Music Beginner to Advanced
  English as a foreign language Beginner to Advanced
  Italian Beginner to Advanced