About

About

I am a dedicated musician who specialises in all areas of teaching the guitar. I am a motivated music teacher, having taught guitar since 2010. I am able to convey ideas clearly and provide a structured series of lessons that see my students make progress instantly. I am also aware of the importance of making lessons as entertaining for the students as possible.

I have recently moved to Cwmann, Lampeter in Wales and have plenty of availabilities for students to have in-person lessons in the area. I also offer lessons in an online-learning capacity over Skype, Zoom or FaceTime to students across the UK, and I am continuing to teach a group of students remotely from the Kent area.

I have a wealth of experience teaching classical guitar, acoustic guitar and electric guitar styles as a peripatetic tutor for many schools in the Kent area between 2016 – 2022. My most recent schools were St. Lawrence College (Ramsgate, Kent) and Dane Court Grammar School (Broadstairs, Kent). References for these schools are available if required.

I also have taught at the following schools and organisations:

Simon Langton Girls Grammar School (Canterbury) –  September 2016 – July 2019

Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School (Ramsgate) – September 2016 – July 2019

St. Georges C of E Foundation School (Broadstairs) – May 2017 – July 2019

G4 Guitar School Ashford (Ashford) – August 2017 – October 2018

I have used assembly performances and workshops to allow students to experience all areas of the guitar and other stringed instruments. I have also worked to bring guitar-based ensembles to some of these schools, covering flamenco, classical and rock band groups.

During this time I have worked with children in infant school, through to secondary level. I currently use the following exam syllabuses:

Trinity Classical Guitar

Trinity Rock and Pop

Trinity Acoustic

RGT Acoustic

Rockschool Electric Guitar

ABRSM – Classical Guitar

I also teach from my own collection of resources designed to help students build on their own goals and music tastes. Graded exams are not compulsory in my lessons; I also provide lessons in a more relaxed approach, tackling specific song requests, or goals set by either myself or students.

Outside of graded exams, I specialise in blues and jazz improvisation, advanced rock and metal techniques, and classical guitar notation reading and repertoire to name a few topics.

I have worked in many professional function bands, performing at venues across the UK. In doing so, I have gained a great amount of experience, working with a variety of other musicians in bands that cover all genres of music, which I aim to pass on to all of my students.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Ba (Hons) Commercial Music (Canterbury Christchurch University, Kent)
  • A – Level & GCSE Music (Dane Court Grammar School, Kent)
Location

Cwmann, Lampeter SA48 8EL, UK

Geolocation

52.104647,-4.066752999999999

Instrument(s) Taught

Bass, Guitar, Music Theory

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Online

Prices

30 minutes

£15.00

60 minutes

£25.00

Discounted Introductory Lesson

No

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings, Monthly, Termly

Payment Methods

Cash, Check / Cheque, Online Bank Transfer

Contact

Get in Touch

Lessons

Level(s) Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above)

Youngest Age Taught

5

Class Sizes

One-to-One (Individual)

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), RGT@LCM, Rockschool, Trinity College London

Genres

Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Country, Disco, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Music for Children, Music of Latin America, New-Age Music, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul music, Traditional Music

Reviews

Reviews

March 30, 2021

“My son really enjoyed his first lesson, he’s learnt quite a lot in his first hour and is already looking forward to his next lesson. An amazing tutor.”

Yvonne Jones
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Languages

Language(s) Spoken

English

Professionalism

Safeguarding Certificate

None

Liability Insurance

No, I do not have public / general liability insurance

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First Name

Daniel

Last Name

Smith

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