About Me


Hello, my name is David and I am a Darlington based guitar tutor and have played the guitar for over 30 years. I have a wealth of experience in music having gained a BaHons in music from Brunel University and more recently a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF).

I have taught in the school system both in London and the Midlands for the Richmond Music Trust, Richmond Adult College, Arts in Education and privately for my own company DAJ Music Production. I have a passion for teaching guitar to all ages and abilities, to help students across Leicester to develop their guitar playing ability and to give people a fun learning experience.

Alongside my experience as a guitar teacher, I have around 20 years experience in the music industry, gigging and touring during the 1990s “Britpop” era. Playing as a session musician and in my own bands writing, producing and recording.

More recently I have been composing for the TV and film industry from my studios firstly in London and now the Midlands where I write/produce and records for all forms of media specialising in TV theme and incidental music packages for production companies. Published through Connexion Media Group and Universal Music Publishing with credits all over the world I have gained a reputation as a versatile musician and composer.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Degree in Music from Brunel University

Blackwell, Darlington DL3 8QY, UK



Instrument(s) Taught

Guitar, Logic Pro X, Music Production, Songwriting, Sound Engineering

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Online


Guitar, Logic Pro X, Music Production, Songwriting, Sound Engineering

Lesson Type

In-Person, Online

Lesson Prices

60 mins


45 mins


30 mins


Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Monthly

Payment Options

Cash, Online Bank Transfer, PayPal

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

Full lesson fee applies to lessons cancelled within a period of 24hours before the lesson begins.

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Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above), Professional Musicians/Teachers

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Lesson Sizes


Graded Exam Preparation

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

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Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Country, Folk, Funk, Pop, Rock

Sub-Genres Taught

Acid Jazz, Bluegrass, Death Metal, Emo, Experimental, Garage Rock, Grunge, Hard Rock, Hardcore Punk, Heavy Metal, Indie Folk, Lo-fi, Metalcore, Noise Rock, Post-Grunge, Post-Punk, Power Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock, R&B (Rhythm and Blues), Rap Rock, Shoegaze, Singer-Songwriter, Ska Punk, Southern Rock, Speed Metal, Stoner Rock, Surf Rock


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Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 17, 2021

My son (aged 13) has started guitar lessons with David and found them very enjoyable (and informative).

Importantly David makes the lesson fun and is always encouraging which is very important.

I would highly recommend David, so much so, that I am thinking of having lessons myself.

Scott Gallacher

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Supported Learning

Supporting Students with SEN / Additional Access Requirements

Blind or Partially Sighted, Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse, Moderate Learning Needs, Social, Emotional or Mental Health Related Requirements

Experience Teaching Blind or Partially Sighted Students

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students

No Previous Experience

Experience Teaching Student with Multi-Sensory Needs

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Experience Teaching Students with Wheelchair Access Requirements

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Experience Teaching Students who are on the Autistic Spectrum / Neurodiverse

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Experience Teaching Students with Speech, Language or Communication Needs

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Experience Teaching Students with Moderate Learning Needs

Extensive Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Severe Learning Needs

Limited Experience

Experience Teaching Students with Profound & Multiple Learning Needs

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