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Guitar Lessons and Holistic Musicianship (neuroscience, philosophy, meditation) - 18 years musical experience

My name is Philip and I’m a guitarist with 18 years of experience playing Jazz, Blues, Funk, Pop and Finger-style. I have worked internationally as a bandleader, accompanist and solo performer.

Now, there's a lot of music teachers out there, but the vast majority of them take the same old approach to teaching.
They'll teach you scales, theory, chords - you name it. But that's all just information, and information alone does not make a great musician.

This is what sets me apart as a music teacher. Instead of taking the conventional "information-based" approach to teaching, I take a much more balanced and pragmatic approach. This means that in addition to learning all kinds of information, we will also be taking a deep dive into the PRINCIPLES which underpin that information. But even more importantly, we will be learning about the MIND, BRAIN and BODY - how they relate to music and how we can harness them so as to reach our highest musical potential.

My approach is informed by years of research into areas such as neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and meditation. And as a university student of philosophy and psychology, I have written extensively in these areas. This background has allowed me to develop a truly holistic approach to music, one which promises not only faster improvement, but also greater musical EASE, ENJOYMENT and CREATIVITY.

And it doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or an advanced player: you will experience the same incredible benefits either way! In fact, I have often found that advanced players benefit THE MOST from this approach.

Now, I understand if you're a bit skeptical. But I can assure you: once you truly take up this approach to music, you WILL NEVER LOOK BACK! And anyway, what have you got to lose? All Apprentus classes have a money back guarantee. So, go ahead and book a lesson below and I look forward to meeting you!

Philip

Location

Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
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Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
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Duration:
30 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch

About Me

Hi there!

I am a jazz guitarist, music producer and writer. I believe that the best approach to music is a holistic approach, by which I mean an approach which is focussed on integrating the brain, body and spirit of the musician. To this end, I am constantly doing research in areas such as neuroscience, philosophy, physiology and meditation, and am also working on a book entitled "The Meta-Musician" which will be published in 2022. I strongly believe that by applying this knowledge to music we can not only improve at a much faster rate but also unlock the dormant inspiration within us.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy and Psychology. Currently completing at University of Queensland
Bachelor of Philosophy and Psychology. Currently completing at University of Queensland

Experience / Qualifications

18 years experience playing guitar
8 years experience as a professional jazz guitarist, both leading bands and working as a sideman.
4 years experience teaching in informal contexts.
I have produced, mixed and mastered 3 albums

Reviews (3)

great session!
I've had lessons before but chose Philip to try his wholistic approach. I really enjoyed learning about the neuroscience behind good tuition, and I've found my practice is going much better now. I would recommend this new approach to learning to anyone who is either a beginner or just maybe stuck in a rut like I was. It's the most beneficial learning I've had in a long time. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed with the results. Thanks Phil - I'm looking forward to continuing.
Philip is truly a one in a kind teacher, ive had many teachers but none with the broad persective and understanding that Philip has. The concepts we talked about were so interesting and have really changed music for me, for the better! Aside from that he’s just a really kind and patient teacher. I will definitely be coming back for weekly lessons!

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