Julian C.

Guitar & Piano Tutor

 Leeds

 25 miles

 15+


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Qualifications

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Jazz Studies
  • A Level Music
  • Guildhall Guitar Grade 8
  • Member of Registry of Guitar Tutors

Styles Taught

Acoustic, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Soul

Experience

I have many years experience, both as a guitar player and teacher. As a performer I've played in a variety of groups and in a wide range of settings. I've played in groups ranging from duos, to quintets, to 16-piece gospel bands and at events ranging from bar and cafe gigs, private and corporate parties, weddings, charity events, recitals and concerts. I play both electric and acoustic guitar.

I've been teaching guitar for the last ten years and have taught a vast range of students, from beginners to advanced, young and old, and from all walks of life. I teach both electric and acoustic, plectrum and fingerstyle.

Teaching Style

I try to make my teaching as well-balanced and holistic as possible, with the aim of getting my students to fulfill their musical potential. I will tailor lessons so that they learn the music they want to learn, at a level that's appropriate for them. I like to teach music theory, where appropriate, so that the student can understand what they are playing and to enable them to apply their knowledge to learning away from the lesson.

I also encourage students to develop their creativity. This could involve improvisation, songwriting, arranging or recording.

Syllabi

I utilise all the mainstream syllabi, including Rockschool, Associated Board, LCM (RGT) and Trinity. The particular playing style and musical aspirations of the student will determine which of these I would choose.

If a student doesn't wish to take an exam, then I will use a variety of materials which could include, for example, my own chord charts, backing tracks for popular songs, or improvisation backing tracks.

Specialties

The main styles I play and teach are rock, pop, blues, soul, funk, and elements of classical, jazz, folk and country. I teach various aspects of music that relate to these styles, including- chord knowledge, harmony, chord progressions, specific techniques (e.g. stringbending, double-stopping, octaves), improvisation, rhythm playing, scales and arpeggios, composition.

Other Services, Areas of Knowledge & Musicianship

I am a songwriter myself so can help those that are interested in writing their own songs. We'd look at song structure, harmony, developing melody, rhythm and groove, and lyrics, among other things. I can also help with arranging the song with a view to creating a demo.

Piano is another instrument that I teach. I play both classical and pop and can teach up to grade 5 for those wishing to take exams.

Teaching Location

Leeds, LS11

I teach both at my place and at the students homes. There may be small travelling fees for the latter, which will vary depending on the distance travelled.

Lesson Prices

Lesson length 30 min 45 min 1 hour
Price at tutor's location £15 £21 £27

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