I started Red House in the year 2000 with just one pupil.
There are now over fifty students studying guitar, bass and ukulele, with ages
ranging from 7 to 70, showing the truth of the old adage that it is never too
late to learn. Many are private pupils, but I also teach at local schools, and
at The Atrium in North Walsham.
In the studio are guitars, bass and ukulele, as well as amps and other facilities. The setting is domestic rather than industrial, so I hope there is little to daunt the beginner. The style of guitar I teach is rock and pop in flavour, with some folk and funk. I do not teach classical guitar. The famous George Formby can dominate the ukulele repertoire, but I like to cover traditional and modern material as well.
My qualifications for the task are nearly 40 years of playing in semi-professional bands, starting when I was still at school, and including some theatre work. I have Rockschool Grade 8 (Distinction) in guitar as well. I am pleased to say that I have guided many others through the grade system.
Each year, Red House hosts a "show", where students can demonstrate their talent to family and friends, if they so wish. I encourage them to do so, because as a performer myself, I think it is good for them to learn to play in front of other people, and eventually have bands of their own.
I welcome enquiries regarding any vacancies and my fees, which are payable in blocks or individually, in cash, cheque or Paypal.
Telephone: 01263 514735 or 07949 919401