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Jim Parbury Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London)

Jim Parbury Gold Member

  • Brockley (SE4)
  • Last Logged In: 20 Feb 2015
  • Sex: Male
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  • Can Travel To: Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark, Tower Hamlets
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Personal Message
I am a classical guitarist teaching and performing in and around London. I am a passionate teacher and aim to create a fun and rewarding atmosphere to help students get the most from their playing.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical Guitar.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bmus(hons) from Goldsmith's Univeristy.
In September 2014 I began my postgraduate studies at Trinity School of Music.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 5 years of teaching experience which includes one on one tuition as well as working with small groups. I have planned and lead term time guitar courses as well as week long holiday camps. I have taught children as young as 5, adult beginners, intermediate and advanced players. I have a 100% success rate in getting students through their graded exams with a Merit or above.
How much do you charge?
First lesson is half price to give a taster of what I can offer as well as to talk about student's goals and ambitions.
I charge £15 for half hour lessons and £30 for an hour. Additional fees may be added for travel.
Group discounts available.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my house in Brockley, South-East London but am also willing to travel depending on location and if lesson can fit into my current schedule.
When are you available?
I am available weekday mornings/evenings as well as weekends. As my schedule changes, it's best to get in touch to discuss the best time for a lesson.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from age 5 upwards.
Adult beginners are also welcome too.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Trinity/ABRSM Classical Guitar graded examinations from preliminary to grade 8.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Where and with whom did you train?
I started playing guitar at the age of 9 with Martin Plackett in Colchester, Essex. At university I studied the guitar with renowned guitarist Charles Ramirez.
In 2014 I began my postgraduate studies at Trinity School of Music with head of guitar, Graham Devine.
Since January 2014 I have been taking lessons with Jad Azkoul and have taken part in masterclasses with guitarists David Russell and Rafael Aguirre.

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