I first learned about Jimi Hendrix, at the age of twelve, when my family moved into the house where his girlfriend Monica Danemann had lived. I was hooked on Jimi's guitar playing from the first time I heard the screeching string bends of his song "Voodoo Child". I persuaded my parents to allow me to swap from learning the violin to learning the guitar. I have never looked back!
I moved to London to study the guitar at Tech Music School (now BIMM London) and graduated with a first class honours degree in 2011. I was also awarded the guitarist of the year by the universities alumni. I have worked as a professional guitarist for many years gaining experience as a performer, music educator, songwriter and composer.
I have taught privately and as a visiting peripatetic music teacher in schools. I have experience teaching all ages and abilities. This enables me to tailor my lessons to suit each student's individual needs. I am able to teach different styles; Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Folk, Metal, Soul and R’n’B. I can give instruction in using effects pedals, sight reading and music theory. All of my 'Rock School' students have passed their exams.
I have been issued a full DBS (formally known as CRB) certificate. This permits me to give music lessons to children in my own home. If you have any questions, please contact me.
I am located in Catford in South East End. With good train and bus links to my property you can reach me easily. If you choose to drive to your lesson there is parking outside my property.