Bass, Guitar, Music Production, Music Theory & Piano Teacher in Brighton
Email: [email protected]
G’day, I’m Guy. An Australian born multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and performer based in Brighton and London.
After 3 years of being self-taught I began my professional career at the age of 17, playing in covers bands and committing hours of non stop focus to my musical development. Given my shared enthusiasm to playing and performing, I quickly began to realise that there was a real drive to construct, write and execute compositions whilst demonstrating a true passion for emotive storytelling.
Over the past 17 years I have been fortunate to tour the UK, work with internationally renowned producers and musicians, played on several of the UK’s music festivals stages and multiple projects I have worked on and have received international radio broadcasts including national UK stations such as BBC Radio ONE and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Since 2018 I have been teaching and mentoring students of all levels. From beginners to intermediate teachers finding their feet within another musical medium. I’ve helped develop students on a range of instruments including; Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano as well as helping singers and producers to develop their musicality and evolve their unique musical voice.
If you want to collaborate and be inspired whilst learning HOW to think about art and music instead of WHAT to think about them then I am the teacher for you.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- BA in Songwriting and performance from Brighton Institute of Modern Music
- 17 years performance experience
- Music released through record labels both in the UK and internationally
- Songs played on BBC radio 6 and Radio one
- Signed songwriter with Wixen Publishing
- Booking agent Echelon Talent Agency
- Multi-instrumentalist: Guitar & Bass, Piano, Cello
- Currently touring in a band who have played several of the UK’s biggest festivals including being invited to Glastonbury in 2020 as well as being hand selected by The Music Venues Trust for their ‘Revive Live Tour’ and playing a headline show at the Brighton Dome in 2020 for the ‘Revive Live’ Campaign that successfully raised money to keep grass roots UK music venues running through the pandemic.
I was inspired to start teaching shortly after realising a gap within the tutor market. There wasn’t enough diversity across theoretical and practical knowledge. Two of the main requirements to keep up with a fast paced and forever changing landscape of the modern music world.
My lessons are developed in collaboration with my students to produce bespoke content to enhance a more enjoyable learning experience. A creative life does need structure and a willingness to commit as well as a mentor that is patient and nurturing. I consult and collaborate with my students in order to help them reach their goals, whilst understanding that personal objectives may shift, or their latest band/project/student demands a new skill from them. As an example, a singing teacher may find that they need to up their piano skills to keep up with their students. Perhaps you are classically trained and can sight read, but you would like to develop your improvisational abilities… Or maybe you just decided that you lugging your keyboard to every show is too much and you want to learn your songs on guitar… These are the things that I excel at and inspire me to share my unique and modern approach to advancing your musical skills.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in central Brighton. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location), as well as lessons from a music studio based in Wandsworth, London. For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
I am a singer, songwriter and vocal coach and have learnt so much from Guy! He has taught me in a person-centred way, where I feel like my unique learning styles have been taken into account, I have written so many songs since working with him and have seen a huge improvement in both my confidence and overall musicianship. My guitar has begun to feel like my right hand, my piano playing has become fluent, I have a deeper understanding of music theory and composition and his coaching has also helped me with my own teaching. I’d highly recommend him for guitar, keyboard, songwriting, music theory and recording tuition.
“I’ve been a musician for 15 years, I have been taught theory many times throughout those years but have never fully understood or enjoyed learning it. I am a singing teacher and songwriter who does everything by ear. Guys teaching style was really helpful for me, learning from him was different from all other teachers I had. They would say “this is the rule and you need to deal with it” without explaining the reasons behind it and this never clicked with me. It has completely changed my approach to music. I now have a language to communicate my ideas with other musicians and it has given me a whole new way to approach writing. Overall it was so so helpful, I feel like after 15 years I finally understand music. You can ask Guy anything he wont look down on you or judge you, he made me feel really comfortable. I would highly recommend Guy, he uses a unique way of teaching theory and its a better way to ease you into such a massive topic!”