For 15 years I have worked and taught in a number of different areas of the music industry and have have developed what I believe to be innovative and engaging music lessons for both children and adults.
The teaching method that I have developed offers you structure, consistency, flexibility, and rewards and ensures every lesson is delivered at the highest of standards.
I have a lot of experience to share and my teaching space is a highly creative environment with instruments, music resources, and recording facilities at your fingertips.
Growing up, I learned to play the guitar, bass, and piano, achieving all my Grade 8s in these instruments and gaining a real passion for blues and jazz and improvising.
I've been involved with numerous different artists and bands, recording material with various producers and playing in prestigious music venues such as The Dublin Castle, The Camden Underworld, The Water Rats, The O2 Academy, and Koko.
During 2016, I worked on a cruise ship in the house band. I spent time sailing around Cuba and Miami, performing four to five sets a day in varying styles from country to disco, from soul to jazz. I was lucky enough to be able to immerse myself in the incredible Cuban musical culture and I was able to play with many talented Cuban musicians.
You might have seen me out and about in Hertfordshire - I play in the well-known functions band Number 7, which performs every weekend at weddings, bars, and parties.
I have been teaching music for 15 years. I started by teaching guitar part-time at a local music school. I soon realised how much enjoyment I got out of the job. I enjoyed inspiring my students and helping them to progress.
I have worked as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Hertfordshire Music Service for seven years teaching in primary and secondary schools, and after-school music clubs. Working at the Music Service helped me to develop my instrumental teaching skills and during my time there, I guided hundreds of students through their ABRSM and Rockschool exams.
I have also worked as a music lecturer at a college in Hertfordshire and spent four years lecturing music students through BTEC and UAL qualifications. I enjoyed this job because I was teaching so many different aspects of music whilst focusing on the employability of the profession.
I obtained my PGCE in 2016. I focused my work on the teaching of adult learners and the psychology behind music; whether it makes a person concentrate better, whether learning an instrument boosts intelligence, and the way certain music can evoke different emotions and memories in people.