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Background: I have been playing music since I was a teenager concentrating on piano and guitar in a number of styles. I was first drawn to music through my grandmother who was an accomplished pianist and have been studying ever since. Qualifications: I have a BA hons in music and have grades 8, 6 and 5 on piano, guitar and theory respectively. I have been teaching one to one for a number of years as well as in a classroom setting through Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative. I also have experience working in community projects through such organisations as Glasgow City Council and currently work for the charity Crisis. Teaching method: I believe what makes me an effective teacher is I primarily focus on fun and enjoyment on your chosen instrument whilst ensuring a healthy attitude towards practice and discipline for the future. Every student is different and whether you are aiming to sit exams (abrsm, trinity, RGT, etc) or simply for pleasure I cater the lesson to suit your needs and to achieve the best possible result. Hobbies & Interests In my spare time I enjoy cycling, my dogs and reading.
I am a piano and violin teacher with over 12 years' experience of teaching in independent schools and private practice. I graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the University of Edinburgh. I have a friendly, fun and very flexible approach, and can help you play for pleasureor prepare for exams, whether you want to play classical, pop, jazz or traditional music. I have had good success in entering pupils for exams, with many merits and distinctions achieved. I have experience with SQA National 5 and Higher, Associated Board, Trinity and Rock School exams, and also teach theory.
Background: Guitar, Bass and Drums are great, versatile instruments and I love exploring what can be played on them. I enjoy a wide range of music styles, and love to share that enjoyment with others. Qualifications: BMus Composition - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Teaching method: I tailor my lessons to what the student wants to achieve and the music they like. Whether just for fun, or getting through exams, I try and pass on enthusiasm for the instrument so that the more challenging aspects don't feel too much like work. I strongly believe music is supposed to be fun and that the best results come from enjoyment of the subject. I can prepare my students for exams such as RGT Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Grades 1-8. Rockschool Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums Grades 1-8 In addition I can also take students through ABRSM Theory Grade 5, which is an important qualification for the more serious student. In your first lesson with me you will learn all about your chosen instrument, as well as a few basic things to get you up and playing from the start. Players returning to the instrument can expect help with whatever has been blocking progress, and hopefully come away with some new ideas and enthusiasm. We would also have a bit of a chat so I could get to know you, what kind of music you might want to learn and any particular long term goals you have in mind. Hobbies and interests: I regularly perform in a band and I write and record music for various videogames, short films and concerts.
Background: Iain Duncan is an extremely versatile and sought after musician in central scotland. Renowned for his playing ability. He has been in high demand since he started playing live at the young age of 15. In an 20 year career that has seen Iain tour Britain and beyond he has played with a multitude of artists from all musical fields and genres. Including.Two of Scotlands top prog rock bands Preacher and Jiezuberband. Award winning Ayrshire band Dumb Instrument. Britains got Talent semi finalist Peat loaf. Theatre productions of Fame and cabaret and many more. Iain currently tours with some of the U.Ks top tribute and show bands. Teaching method: Iain's lessons have always been about getting students playing and having fun. Of course incorporating musical theory is important but if its fun. it is easier to learn. Especially with kids. Teach them how to play along to one of their favourite songs and their hooked.