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Guitar/ Banjo Teacher in Dalston - Matthew Bacon

Matthew Bacon Electric Guitar Teacher (East London)

Matthew Bacon

  • Dalston (E8)
  • Last Logged In: 04 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Male
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Personal Message
Drawing on over twenty five years of performing in many different musical situations and styles, I tailor my lessons to suite the student's musical interests and needs.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach electric and acoustic steel string guitar, rock, pop, jazz, Balkan and folk styles. Classical nylon string guitar - beginner to intermediate. I can also teach Irish tenor banjo, Bulgarian tamboora, Greek bouzouki and lauto, mandolin and mandola.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have the following qualifications:
BMus from Goldsmiths University of London
Grade 8 plectrum guitar (Trinity)
Grade 5 classical guitar (ABRSM)
Grade 7 piano (ABRSM)
What kind of experience do you have?
I have twenty five years experience playing gigs, concerts and theatre, in ensembles and solo.
In this time I have facilitated group workshops and taught many private students.
How much do you charge?
£35 p/h.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home or can visit students at home within a reasonable travelling distance (30mins)
When are you available?
Daytime or evenings weekdays, weekends depending on performing schedule.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
From eight to eighty! All levels welcome. If a student is too advanced I would not charge for the lesson.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I do not usually teach to formal qualifications but if the student wishes they could enter for plectrum guitar or classical ABRSBM grades.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do not have an up to date DBS.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians' Union.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Do you have a personal message for students?
In my lessons I hope to transmit my enthusiasm for music and like to focus on creativity and the world of sound as well as technique, commitment, style and theory.