Playing in a band and performing live in front of an audience is one of the most fulfilling experiences a musician can have. All too often aspiring players get stuck in the rut of practicing for hours in their bedrooms, never experiencing. I've played in countless bands since I began playing the guitar, and each and every one has been a hugely enjoyable learning experience. And nothing in the world beats the adrenaline rush of a really, really good gig where the audience is jumping and the band is just on fire - that's what being a musician is all about.
From summer of 2015 I will be running a summer band camp for guitarists, keyboardists, bass players and drummers to teach them how to play together as a team. This project is based partially around the Rockschool "Play In A Rock Band" series and covers material up to Grade 3 level, although emphasis will be put on enhancing individual creativity and songwriting.
Sessions will be two hours long (including a ten minute break) - £20 per student.
Q: Do you offer grades?
A: Yes - the Registry Of Guitar Tutors offer a series of examinations up to Grade 3
Q: Do I need to read music?
A: Not necessarily- many successful musicians are poor readers. Mostly I teach my students how to read a chord chart, how to read rhythm and interpret tablature. However for specialised disciplines like classical and jazz I teach students how to read standard music notation
Q: Do I need to buy any books?
A: My lesson plans are self contained so there is need to buy any extra books. However for students looking for a companion guide for lessons I would recommend my own Zero Point Guitar and Progressive Guitar Training manuals available in the shop
Q: Do I need my own guitar/ bass/ keyboard?
A: Yes. For advice on buying a guitar, read my article on Choosing Your First Guitar HERE
Q: What if I can't attend?
A: A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed otherwise full fee will be charged. This is standard practice amonst RGT registered teachers- after all we plan our lives around our students so this is basic courtesy! I can offer HD video lessons via Skype and webcam, however
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