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Chris Kelly Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London)

Chris Kelly

  • Bellingham (SE6) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 09 Jul 2014
  • Sex: Male
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I'm a professional double bassist & bass guitarist working with major label artists, orchestras & West End shows. With a wide knowledge of what the working musician needs to make it in the industry, I can guide my students to achieve their goals.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online lessons are conducted using either Skype or Apple Facetime.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical & jazz double bass as well as fretted & fretless bass guitars in all genres of music.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bmus(hons) degree and a LRAM teaching diploma, both from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
What kind of experience do you have?
As a performer I've played with the likes of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Elton John & Phantom of the Opera. As a teacher I have held various teaching positions in schools including the bass guitar job at the prestigious Marlborough College in Wiltshire. I have also held school workshops with the Aurora Orchestra & have coached students in pupil referral units with the Britten Sinfonia.
How much do you charge?
All lessons are charged at £30 per hour.
Where do you teach?
Lessons are mainly taught at my home in Catford, South East London. However, I can travel to central London & the areas immediately surrounding my home if required (Forest Hill, Sydenham, Lewisham, Peckham, Dulwich, Deptford, New Cross, Greenwich, Bromley etc).
When are you available?
I can usually teach anytime, during the working week or weekend.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages & levels.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare double bass students for ABRSM exams & bass guitar students for the Trinity College rock & pop exams. I can also help more serious students prepare for music college entrance auditions.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have several CRB certificates from various teaching jobs.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I'm a member of the Musician's Union.