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Ridgestone John Folk Guitar Teacher (Rochester)

Ridgestone John

  • Rochester (ME1)
  • Last Logged In: 20 Nov 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Ashford, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling
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Personal Message
I will help you understand & master Chords & smooth Chord Changing, Finger Picking, Alternate Picking, Hybryd Picking, Fret Board Navigation, Natural sound effects & Playing your favorite songs or composing your own
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Guitar: (Electric - Acoustic - Classical - 12 String & Slide)
Mandolin (Mandola - Octave Mandolin
Banjo: (Blue Grass)
Harmonica (Diatonic)
Dulcimer (Appalachian and Stick)
Tell me about your qualifications.
Channel Awareness Module Certification
Safeguarding Children e - Academy CPD Certification
obtained whilst teaching Guitar at the Ashford Oaks Community School
What kind of experience do you have?
I have helped a variety of students to learn to play
How much do you charge?
For a limited time from December the 1rst to April the 1rst I am doing a special offer on my lessons
£20 per hour/lesson conducted @ my home
£25 per hour/lesson conducted @ the Students Home
£45 per 2 hour/lesson
Where do you teach?
I teach @ the Students Homes or at my Home where there is parking available.

I travel to...........
The Medway Towns - Isle of Grain - Gravesend & surrounding area- Dartford & surrounding area - Maidstone & surrounding area - Sittingbourne & area - Canterbury & surrounding area - Ashford & surrounding area - Tondbridge & surrounding area - Sevenoaks & surrounding area - Bromley & surrounding area - Sidcup & surrounding area
When are you available?
Monday Not Available
Tuesday 10am till 4pm
Wednesday till 6pm (every other Wednesday to 12 noon
Thursday every other 10 am till 6pm
Friday 10am to 8pm
Saturday 1pm to 8pm
Sunday 5pm to 8pm
No seasonal variations
Which ages and levels do you teach?
10 years of age to Senior Citizen Age for absolute beginners to improver's
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Equivalent to grade 4 (guitar and other fretted stringed instruments)
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced Full Disclosure D.B.S. Certificate issued November 2015
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online Tutoring can be arranged by SKYPE
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union
National Harmonica League
Where and with whom did you train?
Home tutored on Classical Piano as a Child
Self taught on Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and Harmonica
Practical training in Community Arts/music Spiral Arts Gillingham's Community Arts Project
Tell me about some of your current students.
2 Mandolin Students
1 Guitar Students
1 Harmonica Student
Do you have a personal message for students?
Always try to put in as much practice as you can between the lessons, little and often is probably the best. In my opinion This allows steady progress to the next level for the next lesson: Advice for Parents wishing to have their children learn the guitar. Lessons should be no longer than half an hour and the child needs to be motivated and committed to small amounts of practice as regular as possible