About Me

I am a guitar teacher in Hampton Wick, South West London, close to Teddington and Kingston upon Thames. I teach electric and acoustic guitar to students of all ages and ability levels. I bring 17 years of performance and recording experience to my teaching.

 

Guitar Teacher

I think of myself as not just a guitar teacher, but also a music teacher. As well as having Grade 8 on guitar I have studied piano, drums and music theory. This allows me to explore all aspects of music in my own playing and in lessons. I want to make sure my students get a thorough understanding of music itself, as well as a strong technical ability on the guitar.

Guitar Teacher

I have passed the following music related qualifications:

  • Guitar Grade 8 with Merit (Rockschool)
  • Music Theory Grade 5 with Distinction (ABRSM)
  • Drum Kit Grade 5 (Trinity Guildhall)
  • Piano Grade 4 (ABRSM)

I have a clean DBS / CRB check.

 

Guitar Performance

I have played with a number of bands throughout my musical career. I am currently actively involved in two rock bands, Pretentious, Moi? and Red Sun Revival. Between the two bands I have been fortunate enough to play to audiences across the UK and in Europe. We have toured to gigs and festivals in Germany, Italy, Austria, Portugal and Norway.

I have played in Musical Theatre productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles, Whistle Down the Wind, Fame and Footloose. From time to time I play with my long running blues and soul band Panic.

 

Musical Background

I have been playing guitar for 17 years, ever since my Dad unexpectedly presented me with an acoustic guitar one Christmas. I’ve never looked back! In the intervening years I’ve also picked up bass, drums and piano.

In 1997 I formed the blues and soul band Panic with a number of friends at college. We play blues, soul, rock and pop covers very much influenced by The Blues Brothers and The Commitments. We still perform occasionally although we have moved apart geographically over time.

In 2002 during my summer holidays from University I attended a 10 week full time course at the Guitar Institute in London.

In 2012 I decided to pursue a career as a guitar teacher and performer full time.