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Josh Geffin Folk Guitar Teacher (East London)

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  • Clapton (E5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 21 Aug 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Web site: joshgeffin.com
  • Can Travel To: Camden, City of London, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Music, 1st
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS Full Disclosure Certificate 2015
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
Inspiring bespoke guitar lessons for all ages from expert tutor with over 10 years experience.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all styles and genres of guitar, with a specialism in acoustic folk fingerstyle. As well as guitar, I teach beginner level in mandolin, ukulele, and bass guitar. I also teach songwriting.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (Hons) Music (First Class)
What kind of experience do you have?
I am an accomplished guitarist with over ten years’ experience as a peripatetic guitar tutor. I have performed at the Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and End of the Road Festival, and my music has been placed on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. I currently teach for The DaCapo Music Foundation, Christchurch School Chelsea, and privately, and I recently ran a specialist folk guitar course with the Trad Academy in East London. I hold a first class degree in Music and am trained in the Kodaly method.

I have a proven track record of planning and delivering lessons for a wide range of abilities, ages and styles, and am highly experienced in developing resources for my students. I have a flexible and student-centred approach, tailoring lessons to the enthusiasms of students while also integrating musicianship skills, formal technique and improvisation. Throughout the year I prepare students for concerts in schools and I have taken pupils through exams with LCM, Trinity and ABRSM.

Press for my own music:
“A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters” R2
“A welcome and sensitive breath of fresh folk air” Sam Lee
“The EP contains remarkable depth and gravity for just five tracks, that also manage to be so easy on the ear” Bright Young Folk
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour, includes travel within Hackney. Travel to other boroughs may cost more.
Where do you teach?
I usually visit students' homes. I teach in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Stoke Newington, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Haringey and surrounding areas.
When are you available?
My schedule is flexible. I currently have availability on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and during the daytime on some weekdays. Please get in touch for more information.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and levels.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am happy to work through exam syllabuses with students.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have a DBS Certificate
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype for online tutoring.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a wide range of students, from 7-year-olds learning simple folk melodies to adults learning popular songs or studying jazz and blues.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am passionate about inspiring people of all ages and abilities to develop a love for music.