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Guitar Tutoring in Berlin for all ages and abilities.

I am an experienced and enthusiastic guitar tutor from Leeds, England, living in Berlin. I have a bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar from Leeds College of Music although I also play and teach rock, pop, funk, folk and indie music.

In lessons I aim to get students playing something they know as soon as possible in order to get excited about progress early on. We balance this with paying attention to proper technique and having one eye on the theory behind what we are playing to broaden your understand of how music works.

I am actively engaged in playing within the music scene and have a real excitement for all types of music, whether it’s learning your first chords on guitar or working on improvisation or music theory. We'll go at the right pace for you and achieve your goals together.

I have experience teaching all ages and abilities of students, having taught in primary and secondary schools as well as private tuition for adults. From complete beginners to preparing a student for their college auditions.

Lessons are tailored to suit the needs of the student, in order to have lessons which push you to learn to the best of your ability whilst still being fun and musical.

Location

At teacher's location: Drontheimer Str., 13359 Berlin, Germany
At student's location: Around Mitte, Germany

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Country & bluegrass, Electric, Folk, Funk, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Jazz manouche, Pop, Punk, Reggae & dub, Rock, Ska
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am an experienced and enthusiastic guitar tutor from Leeds, England, living in Berlin. I specialise in playing jazz although I also play and teach rock, pop, funk, folk and indie music. I have a real love for improvisation and enjoy teaching students how to begin to improvise and find their own musical voice.

I have recently moved to Berlin in order to pursue my career playing and teaching music. Whilst living in Leeds I studied jazz guitar and regularly played gigs all over the UK with different acts from diverse musical backgrounds.

I have experience teaching all ages and abilities of students, having taught in primary and secondary schools as well as private tuition. From complete beginners to preparing a student for their college auditions, whether it’s learning your first chords or working on improvisation or music theory, we can work together with the methods that suit you to get you there!

It is important to me to strike a balance of making music and learning how to apply music theory in an interesting way. I have a good understanding of jazz theory so if you are thinking of branching out and expanding your knowledge of music theory I can help out there!

Lessons are tailored to suit the needs of the student, in order to have lessons which push you to learn to the best of your ability whilst still being fun and musical.

Testimonial:

"George is a great guitar teacher. He inspired and motivated students to fulfil their potential at our large 11-18 school planning engaging solo and group lessons and leading Junior and Senior Rock Bands to perform at events such as Bradford School's Prom. He had excellent recruitment and retention rates and his students loved their lessons. I am happy to recommend him as a Guitar teacher."

- Sarah Ross-Shaw, Musical Futures UK Champion Teacher & Olympia Leader at St. Bede's and St. Joseph's College.

Education

I have a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar from Leeds College of Music, including a semester studying Pedagogy - the theory and practice of teaching. During my degree I focused mainly on jazz but also branched out to more experimental projects and briefly studied Indian Classical music.

Having just moved to Germany unfortunately my German is not particularly good so unfortunately I can only offer lessons in English at the moment. It is something I am working on so hopefully soon I can offer lessons also in German.

Experience / Qualifications

Guitar, Bass and Band Tutor for "Learn to Rock" - a music teaching agency in the north of England 2014-16

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Band Tutor at St Bede's and St Joseph's College, Bradford. 2015-18

Private tuition around Leeds, England 2014-2018

Over the years alongside teaching I have been an active professional musician playing around 100 concerts or gigs per year around the UK and occasionally in Europe. These gigs range from small jazz shows in bars to large stages at festivals such as Boomtown Fair, London International Ska Festival or Manchester Jazz Festival. I can offer plenty of advice and tips to students wanting to play music live or wondering how to start or how to have fun getting on a stage in front of people for the first time.

I also love to compose music and really love exploring the fascinating world of composition with students. I write for a large range of styles and my compositions have received airplay on UK radio stations such as BBC radio 3, BBC radio 6 Music and BBC radio 1Xtra.

Reviews (9)

I've just had my first session with George, and I can only recommend him. From the limited information he had, he came well prepared with suitable things to work on. Good paced lesson, and my mistakes were quickly identified and good tips for improvement given. Techniques that I was struggling with were really well demonstrated and explained. Looking forward to my next session.
George is an extremely experienced guitarist, but where he truly shines is tailoring classes that meet your precise needs.
My experience is very positive - George is a great teacher who comes prepared with a lot of exercises and songs tailored to the individual. He knows how to get attention to the areas that need improvement without being offensive or degrading and he is a nice person overall. Would definitey recommend, no matter what style you play, I’m sure he can help you improve
George is a really cool teacher!
Great session, started working on what I wanted to improve right away! Very friendly and motivated, everything great!
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