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Ridgestone John Folk Guitar Teacher (Rochester)

Ridgestone John

  • Rochester (ME1)
  • Last Logged In: 14 Feb 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Ashford, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling
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Personal Message
Specializing in Evening and Weekend lessons to accommodate your Working or School hours, I also do day time appointments for those of my students that may be Self Employed, Retired or whose schedule allows them to have day time lessons.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am a Multi Instrument Teacher & provide tuition in
Guitar: (Electric - Acoustic - Classical - 12 String & Slide)
Mandolin (Mandola - Octave Mandolin
Banjo: (Blue Grass)
Ukulele
Harmonica (Diatonic)
Dulcimer (Appalachian and Stick)
I also teach Fine Art
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
A level Art Grade B
8 Units Credit NV.Q. Business Admin
C.L.A.I.T STAGE 1
What kind of experience do you have?
Currently Freelance Tutoring Guitar & Other instruments on a One to One basis
Currently running an After School Art Club @ a Primary School in Gravesend on a Freelance Basis
Freelance Guitar Tutoring to Selected Pupils @ a Community School in Ashford for 1 year
Beanstalk Reading Volunteer 2 months
Free Lance One to One Guitar Teaching for 18 years
Floor Spot Guitarist/Mandolin Player & Singer/Song Writer Folk@ the Oast Rainham Kent 2 years
Community Arts Worker Spiral Arts Gillingham 2 years
Art Education 3 years
How much do you charge?
I charge less than the Standard Minimum Musicians Union Rate for a Minimum of three lessons.
Musicians Union Contract/Terms & Conditions/Receipt issued

One off Lesson £35
Minimum of 3 lessons £60.00
Where do you teach?
Teach @ my Home or travel anywhere in Kent & South East London

Typically in ...........

Maidstone
Medway
All Hallows
Grain
Stoke
Hoo
Higham
Gravesend
Northfleet
Greenhithe
Swanscombe
Dartford
Sidcup
Swanley
Chislehurst
Oprpington
Bexley
Bromley
West Whickhm
Sevenoaks
Otford
Shoreham
Kemsing
Riverhead
Tonbridge
Tundridge Wells
Ashford
Canterbury
Wingham
When are you available?
I work on a flextime basis and endeavor to work around the preference of the Pupil, there are 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?
Although I can work up to equivalent of grade 4 I prefer to teach "From The Heart" as it were. This I believe leads to a natural and spontaneous form of playing and the Student I believe will enjoy this method
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced Full Disclosure D.B.S. Certificate issued November 2015 by Beanstalk
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online Tutoring can be arranged by SKYPE
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union
Myguitarlessons.co.uk
National Harmonica League
Where and with whom did you train?
Home tutored on Classical Piano as a Child
Self taught on Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele and Harmonica
Practical training in Community Arts/music Spiral Arts Gillingham's Community Arts Project
Picked up Tricks of the Trade whilst a Floor Spot Guitarist @ Folk at the Oast
Tell me about some of your current students.
Jim (Retired) Learning Mandolin, Irish Bazouki, Stick Dulcimer & Appalachian Dulcimer
Mick (Taxi Driver) Learning Acoustic Guitar
Tom (School Boy) Learning Acoustic Guitar
Harry (Occupation not known) Learning Electric Guitar
Steve (Retired) Learning Diatonic Harmonica
Shaun (Occupation not known) Learning Diatonic Harmonica
Bridget (Leagle Secretary) Learning Blue Grass Banjo
Jason (Contracts Manager) Learning Blue Grass Banjo
After Schools Art Club, Inspiring young pupils to be artistically free and creative
Do you have a personal message for students?
Specializing in Evening and Weekend lessons to accommodate your Working or School hours, I also do day time appointments for those of my students that may be Self Employed, Retired or whose schedule allows them to have day time lessons. Practical suggestion to you is 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