Guitar Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: MMus (Hons) PgDipMus, GLCM LLCM
- Styles: Classical Guitar, Jazz, Theory and Ear Training, Notation reading
- Suitability: Beginners to advanced, all welcome!
My name is Nick, I have extensive teaching experience from beginners to university degree, level as well as a performance portfolio covering many genres of music. In my native England, I studied with critically acclaimed guitarist Carlos Bonell at the London College of Music, where I received licentiate and graduate diplomas in classical guitar and music theory. After moving to New Zealand, I have composed for film and television, and received a Postgraduate Diploma in jazz performance and a master’s degree with honours in ethnomusicology from the University of Auckland.
I’m more than happy to accommodate online lessons via zoom.
Whether it’s technique, musicianship, theory, notation reading, ear training or improvisation, I can guarantee you results… all you need is a guitar and the motivation to practice and I will help you every step of the way!
Every guitar player is an individual and everybody is at a different stage of their musical journey.
However there are fundamentals that every musician should have:
a solid techinque
a solid understanding of musical theory….. dont worry- the whole point of theory is to enable students to express themselves… music is a language after all!
Musicianship:- this is a good understanding of rhythm / harmony and ear training.. ( spoiler alert:- if you think you are ‘tone deaf’ you are very probably mistaken as actual tone deafness is incredibly rare)
all of these things add up to giving you the best shot at being the best guitar player you can be!
So let’s get started… we’ve got work to do!!