I'm a professional Music lecturer and tutor, Guitar teacher and Bass tutor based in the West Midlands. As a Music tutor/instrumental tutor I have 1000+ hours of teaching experience, I hold a Popular Music Degree and in a College employment setting I have 14+ years experience of teaching college students from ages 16+ to adults in a range of levels (1-5).
I know every student’s journey is different, and my aim is to meet each student where they’re at, learning through Music we discuss their aims and develop the curriculum to develop their understanding.
As a musician I play in a variety of bands and performance situations as well as session work for bands and for artists up and down the UK.
I’m a Bass player for a Midlands based punk band who have released three albums and with this I have played festivals around the UK.
I play Guitar for a folk/rock band, a high end function band and also for a Queen tribute band.
As a teacher I work closely with pupils to develop personal goals, and work together on a simple plan on how to reach them. I believe understanding the reason the student is taking lessons and playing guitar/bass or embarking on other musical developments is fundamental to providing quality tuition, so I strive to create plans with the pupil to support their aims. Each lesson always keeps the pupil’s individual goals at its centre, and is created to develop musical fluency.
Ultimately I teach the student to teach themselves by understanding core musical concepts and developing a base of fundamental skills, these include; Ear Training - learning how to recognise the chords in any given song by ear; Strumming and Picking/Fingerpicking Technique - fluency with all standard right hand techniques is a must, and I teach these prioritising what is commonly used in their favourite styles; Reading TAB as well as Staff notation.
Creative Playing, Song Writing, and Improvising is my favourite area of playing and teaching as it helps learners find their own voice! I help to build knowledge of music theory in a practical and applicable way, exploring new concepts that will enable students to discover new sounds.
Again, this is catered to their aims - if they wish to write songs we'll look at some of their favourite artists/genres, see what they're doing, and set some aims for targets to write using some of their techniques.
If learners want to improvise, we'll explore some of our favourite improvisers - what scales to they use, how do they shape their phrases, and what articulation techniques are employed.
If learners have experience playing but need to improve techniques I can show drills and exercises that will make them a better player.
We explore a lot of aspects - from how to move economically; where to have tension and where to avoid it; tonal possibilities as well as how to structure your practice so you get the most for your time, whether you have a little or a lot.
Do you find learning guitar confusing?
I offer lessons in Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone and Ukulele to all ages and abilities around Lanarkshire. I teach all styles. Mobile Service. All students are taught standard music notation, tab and improvisational skills. Mobile service available 9 am until 9 pm seven days a week. Professional Musician and Tutor.
Patient, fun but thorough. Lessons can also be tailored to your particular requirements.
Special offer for morning/afternoon lessons ...generous discounted rates being offered, just ask !!!!!!! Its the time of year again when I can also offer printed gift vouchers for gift presentation for Birthdays, etc.
I am a professional guitar teacher with many years of teaching experience. I am well known, not just for being a good musician, but for my passion and ability at teaching well structured understandable lessons. Lessons 9 am until 9 pm seven days a week. I have also experience in teaching students with special needs.
Learn by grade, theory, technique or just songs you like. All lessons are tailored for your specific needs and personal goals. Covering all styles and genres. I can also assist in preparation for Rockschool, 21 st, Century Guitar Method (Grades 1-3), RGT & SQA Standard and Higher examinations.
Lessons are taught in the comfort of your own home and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Beginners my speciality. Some practice and you'll sound good after just four lessons. Can also show you how to look after and maintain your guitar and I'm a wizard with Floyd Rose set-ups.
My lessons enable my pupils to develop with confidence and enjoyment. Planning all lessons with precision and care, while creating a relaxed pleasant environment to teach. Making lessons interesting and fun, but most importantly guiding you to progress quickly and effectively, so that you feel confident in your guitar playing abilities.
I am fully CRB/Disclosure Scotland checked for more information please feel free to contact me with any questions. Excellent references available. I can also advise on purchase and renting of instruments.
Thanks for reading!
David Pollard, Airdire
When my son (11) wanted to learn to play the guitar we looked around for a tutor to teach him and are very happy to have found Campbell. I could write this review myself explaining how his playing has developed and progressed over the last 9 months and how good Campbell is at encouraging him etc. However since it is my son who is getting the lessons I asked him instead and he said: "playing guitar is cool, but playing with Campbell is much more fun. We would definitely recommend Campbell.
Audrey Tweedie, Airdrie
Campbell is pleasant, patient and takes time with his students, nothing is ever a bother, my nine year old shouts Campbell's here the minute she sees his car, he is also teaching my 50 year old husband, and we have nothing but praise for him .
K. Hart, Newarthill
Campbell has taught my son from the day he had his first Guitar. My son is not only able to play with confidence but at a level where if wanted has the ability to take on his own students at only 17years old.
A. Dunn, Carluke, Wishaw
Campbell has been teaching my son for almost two years. Campbell is very professional and enthusiastic. My son enjoys his lesson very much. Campbell is good at motivating and encouraging my son to practice. I highly recommend Campbell as a guitar tutor.
A. Campbell, Airdrie
We have had Campbell as our daughter's tutor for over six months and he has helped her a great deal. He seems very thorough in his approach and more importantly he shares his love of the guitar and music and has increased her confidence no end.
Mrs. Ann Ferries, Coatbridge
"My daughter Jordanne is the only person in her class to have scored 66 out of 66 in her music exam"
Thanks for visiting my profile - I'm Jon Rattenbury and I play and teach guitar and other fretted instruments. I've been involved with music professionally for 20 years.
Do you want to learn the guitar, bass or ukulele? I am a professional guitar teacher that has helped hundreds of students of all ages achieve their musical goals.
NOW TEACHING ONLINE - Since early March 2020, I've been teaching students using Zoom, Skype, Facetime and MS Teams. I can help you learn while we are all restricted to staying at home. Get in touch for a FREE consultation and technical setup so that you can have online guitar lessons.
I have taught guitar in Sussex for 20 years, both privately and in schools, colleges and university. I help students with auditions, performances, music exams and just getting better at playing. Whether you want to learn classical guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar or ukulele, I have the knowledge and experience to ensure you can progress quickly.
I provide tuition for music theory and often contribute practical help and guidance for composing and song-writing. I even have experience on lute and baroque guitar, if you have an interest in early music. For those interested in singing while playing guitar or ukulele, I can share my own singing and accompanying experience and help you find your voice.
My wide experience teaching children and teenagers ensures that students will enjoy learning their instrument while making real progress. Past and present students have worked on music A-level, GCSE and IB performances, undergraduate university degree coursework, practiced for concerts and gigs, prepared for auditions and for music grade exams.
I also teach adults, from complete beginners to university students, to other guitar teachers who want to widen their knowledge. Also for adult classical guitarists, I run a regular guitar group. This is great for sight-reading, learning new repertoire and musicianship. It's also good fun and it's a friendly and relaxed group.
I have worked as a music examiner for RSL (Rockschool) and IBO, and helped ABRSM with music syllabus development, so I have a very good understanding of music qualifications.
I have enhanced DBS certification for working with children and vulnerable adults, and Public Liability Insurance.
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