Tutor Biog & Training

I Graduated from LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) in 2002 with BA(hons) in Performing Arts Music.  I specialised in Performance as a lead guitarist.

I have been dedicated to playing guitar since 1995 and have been in a variety of bands/duos/solo projects: covers and originals. From acoustic blues to 80′s and most things in between.

I play electric and acoustic guitar, lead and rhythm. I have played lead guitar with a number of original artists as well as performing for their studio recordings and International tours. I write/record/perform my own songs (alternative acoustic blues) and self-released my debut album Cycle Grace Pulse Break in December 2010 and Chasing Tales EP in 2013 (Winner of FATEA Magazine EP/Mini Album Award 2013). In November 2014 I won the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge competition with my song Riches to Rags.

I have been teaching guitar to private students since 2002. I have also worked in Liverpool music schools teaching a range of ages and abilities. 1 on 1 lessons from ages 6 to adult.

I was involved in a project called Girls Into Rock as a mentor with Sense of Sound.  For this I co-led workshops in songwriting/musicianship/band work. We got the band (14-18yr olds) gig-ready with their own original songs and also ready for the recording of their songs in Parr St Studios, Liverpool.

I mentored for Get Real Academy at LIPA and have experience in leading guitar workshops with adults as well as children.  I spent 6 years teaching guitar at Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, to name but a few.

Qualifications to date:

BA (hons) Performing Arts Music

Grade 8 Electric Guitar

Grade 8 Music Theory

PTLLS Level 4

LSIS – Safeguarding Certificate

I am Enhanced DBS checked, a member of Musicians Union and RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors).

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