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Richard Harvey Classical Guitar Teacher (South East London)

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  • Brockley (SE4)
  • Last Logged In: 22 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Greenwich, Southwark
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  • Professional Qualification BA HONS
  • Professional Qualification PGCE, CMTA ( Goldsmiths), CELTA
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Personal Message
I am a very experienced tutor of the classical guitar. I am very patient and friendly and teach all levels-from beginners to professionals. My students always enjoy my lessons which I give in a good-humoured, sympathetic way.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical guitar; jazz guitar.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA HONS; PGCE; Certificate in Music Teaching to Adults ( Goldsmiths.)
What kind of experience do you have?
I worked as a professional guitarist for 30 years. I backed many well-known artists in commercial music and then specialised in the classical guitar. I worked as a solo classical guitarist both in the UK and on cruise ships based in Miami. For the last six years of this period I also worked as a peripatetic guitar teacher in secondary schools. I then gained a degree and PGCE. I currently teach the classical guitar successfully to many students in the SE4 area.
How much do you charge?
�£30 per hour.
Where do you teach?
I usually teach at my house in Brockley but can sometimes travel to students' homes in Lewisham, Nunhead or Catford.
When are you available?
I currently have some spaces on weekday mornings. During the Summer holiday period I can provide intensive courses, or one-off lessons, in sight-reading for the classical guitar. This is suitable as preparation for ABRSM exams or simply to enhance the enjoyment of playing music at sight. I also teach the jazz guitar. This is available from July 21st until August 31st.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages above 10 years.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music graded exams classical guitar; Trinity College graded exams including plectrum guitar.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you have a personal message for students?
I always play any music I teach during the lesson. This enables the student to see and hear what can be done on this fascinating instrument. I encourage students to learn to read music which I believe to be an extremely useful and rewarding skill. I can prepare you for the Associated Board exams ("Grades") if required.