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All lessons are tailored to individual circumstances.
I operate at a very competitive rate so please get in contact for further details. Based in Liverpool, UK.
Guitar (electric/acoustic, Lead/rhythm)
Grades – 100% Pass Rate
My teaching style is suited to the student. I like to initially find out where the student is coming from, what their interests and motivations are and build on that. I find songs they are interested in learning and then weave in theory and technique. I always like to ensure they’re getting what they are interested in and that they feel encouraged. I teach grades when requested. I like to motivate and inspire people learning the creative skill of playing guitar.
I’ve played guitar for 20 years. I’ve been in a variety of bands/duos/solo projects: Covers and Originals. From acoustic blues to 80′s and most things inbetween.
I play electric and acoustic, lead and rhythm. I have played lead guitar with a original artists for both UK and International shows, as well as performing for their studio recordings.
I write/record/gig my own songs (alternative acoustic) and in Dec 2010 I self-released my debut album to much positive feedback. This is an ongoing creative project.
I have taught private students since 2002 and I have worked in music schools teaching a range of ages and abilities. 1 on 1 lessons from ages 6 to adult.
I have most recently been involved in a project called Girls Into Rock as a mentor with Sense of Sound. Ico-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. I also mentor for Get Real Academy, LIPA and have experience in leading guitar workshops.
I am DBS checked and a member of Musicians Union and RGT.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact form
“From the very first lesson Sophie had with Jo, she was hooked! At first she found getting to grips with the guitar difficult but through Jo’s endless patience, not to mention skill, encouragement and flair, she progressed extremely quickly. Sophie will be attending ACM College in Guildford to study music. Jo’s teaching has without doubt increased her confidence in guitar playing and songwriting and has inspired her even more to reach her goals. Thank you so much Jo – what a find!” Carol
“Jo’s enthusiasm for both teaching and playing is contagious. She’s helped me bring my guitar skills to life.” Blythe