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How to Listen

When was the last time you listened to music? I mean, really listened? In our contemporary urban...
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The Importance of Listening

We, as musicians, need to spend many hours practicing our instruments and developing our...
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Are graded examinations essential?

Graded instrumental exams provide a stable learning process for a lot of pupils. The carefully...
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Practise the classical guitar tremolo

I'm sure many of you will have heard the beautiful guitar piece by Tarrega entitled Recuerdos...

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  • Danielle Saxon Reeves Stourbridge, DY9 Gold Member

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    I teach all ages and all levels of ability are welcome - from complete beginners through to diploma level. Learn solely for pleasure, playing music you enjoy or find new challenges by working through the grades.
  • TobySeed New Cross, SE14 Gold Member

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    My aim as a teacher is to show pupils that music is a way to express yourself and most of all it must be fun. I have had fantastic results with all my pupils from young to old.
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    I am Vinnie and I love music. Sharing my passion with my students is very rewarding. I have a MA, 10 years experience of teaching and am a very active musician. Most of my students reach a distinction in their grade exams :-) I also like lemon cake.
  • Roger Barker Sutton Coldfield, B76 Gold Member

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    Hi, my name's Roger Barker, I am a professional musician and educator based in Sutton Coldfield. I am a professional musician and university lecturer now specialising in private music tutoring.
  • Ben Belville Rainham, ME8 Gold Member

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    I teach Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele and Drums from home and can travel to your home diary permitting. I will make a charge for travelling time and fuel if this is the case.
  • Peter Gates Hemel Hempstead, HP3 Silver Member

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    I am a well established professional guitarist and qualified teacher with over 25 years experience. I am currently teaching at Watford Grammar school for Boys. I also undertake guitar repairs and restrings, please see my website for more details.
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  • Schoenberg and Class Revolution

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Twickenham) Picture When I forgot my password combination in the locker-room of my gym after a shower, and couldn’t get at my clothes, I thought the circumstances suitably expressionistic to consider Schoenberg’s deeply inspiring influence upon the music world. There is no question of his influence in the sphere of...
  • Playing with nails during the Baroque era

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture   In Chapter VII of his Instructions (1623), Alessandro Piccinini writes about the index, middle and ring finger. In his opinion, „the player has to have long enough nails on these fingers, which goes beyond the fingertip, but not too much, and it has to have an oval shape, following the...
  • What Is Music & What Teaching Music Means?

    Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture Μusic is directly or indirectly linked to our deep emotions and memories. It reflects the most psychical forms of expression and sets up the foundation for the development of the most fully human condition according which personal freedom is enhanced, as the sounds of an instrument allows an...

 

  • Book Recommendation for Classical Guitar

    Dominic MacMillan-Scott Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture I recommend all of my students buy the book 'Pumping Nylon' by Scott Tenant. This is a great book for beginners and advanced players alike. It covers almost all areas of technique, including correct nail shapes, and finger independence exercises. The book should be used in conjunction with...
  • Vocalization in the study of the guitar Editor's Pick

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Bristol) Picture One of the major hurdles for students as they begin to learn the guitar, or indeed any other instrument, is the physical process of getting their hands to respond as they would like to. Students usually understand the shapes they need to make on their left hand, or the rhythms/patterns on their...
  • About Lute Tuning

    Classical Guitar Teacher (Birmingham) Picture This is one of my favourite quotes about the lute: "We pay twice for the best lute piece, for we have to hear the eternal tuning that goes with it. If a lutenist lives to be eighty years old, surely he has spent sixty years tuning." - Johannes Mattheson