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Guitar/ Singing Teacher in Shrewsbury - James Hickman

James Hickman Folk Guitar Teacher (Shrewsbury)

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  • Professional Qualification National diploma performing arts
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Full DBS
  • Professional Membership Musicians Union
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I adapt my lessons to the tastes and needs of each student. My teaching is inspired by my experience as a touring musician and songwriter. I convey the feel and mood of the music I work on with my students as well as instructing on technique.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all genres but specialise in acoustic guitar.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Distinction B-Tech National Diploma in Performing Arts
What kind of experience do you have?
5 years teaching.
15 years gigging.
Workshops in schools.
Songwriting workshops.
How much do you charge?
I charge £25 per hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. I have students from Whitchurch, Telford, Ludlow, Church Stretton and beyond.
When are you available?
9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels and all ages. I have two children myself and am good at teaching young children.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Rock School - all grades.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I am DBS checked.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians' Union.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have 20 students of all ages - we are engaged in all forms of guitar from rock through to folk. I also have songwriting students - some of whom I now do concerts with.
Do you have a personal message for students?
My teaching is focused on fun and I adapt my lessons to the tastes and needs of each student.