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Guitar Tutor in North London, North West London - Sam Bloxsidge

Sam Bloxsidge Electric Guitar Teacher (North West London)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus Music Performance
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  • Professional Membership Member of The Musician's Union
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Personal Message
Guitar tuition with over ten years experience. Delivered with a structured approach, kindness and encouragement, to help you progress in a manner that is tailored to your playing goals and musical interests.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and applied music theory. I also teach songwriting and music production using Logic X, in addition to instrument maintenance and repair.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a BMus in Music Performance from Tech Music Schools : Guitar - X, validated by Thames Valley University.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked privately as a guitar teacher since 2007. Between 2011 and 2015 I worked for North London Music Centre and Herts Music Centre as a Guitar and Bass Tutor and repair technician. In tandem to this I worked for a company called Music Unlimited, delivering music workshops for children and adults with learning and physical complex needs. Through this service, I worked in schools, day care centres, care homes and hospital settings. The workshops were run on a group and one to one basis, creating music using instruments and computer software.
How much do you charge?
£35.00 per hour is my standard rate. For distances travelled over 30mins, there is an additional £5 travel charge.
For students who wish to book blocks of lessons in advance, 4 lessons blocks of one hour are £120.00 (Also potentially subject to travel costs.)
For 45 min lessons I charge £30.00 per lesson or £100.00 for a block of 4.

I am happy to offer free telephone or video call consultations to discuss how to best meet your needs before engaging in lessons.
Where do you teach?
Lessons take place in the student's own home, travel costs may vary depending on distance, usually between £3 and £7.

If you are able to refer me another student close by to you who can do a lesson before or after, I will be happy to waive the travel fee.
When are you available?
During term time, I am not available on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
All other days and times should be possible. Please contact me for details.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach Beginner to Advanced in both Bass and Guitar.
Ages from 7 upwards. I have taught younger children and am willing to discuss on an individual basis.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am familiar with the Rockschool syllabus, have helped to prepare students for GCSE and A-level Music/Music Technology, Diploma and Degree interviews and Modules.
I am open to teaching for other examining boards, again please contact me and we can discuss how I can meet your needs.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date DBS certificate and have undertaken several modules over the years on safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to offer lessons by video call, such as Skype or Facetime.
Lessons must be paid in advance and players who have some experience are likely to be more suited to video lessons.
I can also offer a mix of face to face and video lessons to supplement if meeting weekly is logistically difficult.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of The Musician's Union
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained in London at Tech Schools (Drumtech, Guitar-X) under excellent tutors; John Wheatcroft, Jim Clarke, Ian Scott, Steve Alsworth and Femi Temowo.
Tech Schools is now part of BIMM.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have a handful of adult students who are beginners and are learning fast. The main problems we are working to resolve is making time for effective practice to make progress satisfactory and limited practice time enjoyable and relaxing.

Younger students I have are mostly focussed on gradings, however I try to maintain a healthy mix of their own musical interests to help them develop a broader base of musical exploration and foster their autonomy in their independent learning.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I feel I have a passion for teaching and helping people learn and develop to meet their musical goals, whether that be to learn your favourite songs, to write and record your own material or get to a level where you can join or form a band and play live.

Grades are a great way to set goals and bring structure to your learning path; these can form the backbone of a greater musical journey. However, there are many ways to learn to play. I aim to work with each of my students to find out what works best for you as an individual.

Playing, writing and recording music have always been a huge part of my life and it's a pleasure to work with others to help them realise their own creative talents.