I teach students young and old at my home in Lewisham and in the local area. Violin and mandolin make up the bulk of this but I also teach banjo and bodhrán. My teaching method is comprised of several different influences and I endeavour to tailor each lesson to the needs of the student, whether a complete beginner or an advanced player. I work a lot with children and young people and have full transferable DBS clearance.
Rates: £30 per hour, £20 for 30 mins. Contact me if you're interested.
In the words of EFDSS themselves, "The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is a vibrant, multi-faceted arts organisation, working locally, nationally and internationally. Our work broadly covers three areas of activity – learning and participation, performance and artists’ development, and advocacy." I work with them as a tutor and contribute to the delivery of holidays courses such as 'Get Your Folk On!', as well as weekly youth folk ensembles in partnership with the Centre for Young Musicians. These projects have proven to be immensely popular and successful, and many of the young people involved have become regular attenders, even at he expense of their school holidays or Saturday afternoons! If you are interested in any of the projects or institutions mentioned here then do not hesitate to ask me more or get in touch with them directly.
In April 2017 I will be running a course in folk fiddle at the excellent adult education centre Morley College in Lambeth. The classes run for six weeks (potentially longer according to demand) and are ninety minutes long. We will cover various aspects of traditional violin playing including stylistics, extemporisation, learning tunes by ear and a few others. It will be in a group setting and will hopefully be like a folk session but with a little more direction. Check out this link for more information.