Nick is an International examiner for London College of Music/University of West London/RGT examinations. He previously examined for Nationwide Music Examinations, for whom he wrote the Bass Guitar syllabus & the exam pieces for that instrument.
He has over 30 years teaching experience and currently teaches & provides support to pupils for GCSE & ‘A’ level performance, composition, theory, Music ICT, plus writes & delivers courses for Gifted & Talented pupils.
For many years Nick was Lead Tutor for Rock & Pop Development with the Blackburn with Darwen Music Service. This involved working with teachers covering over 900 pupils in Primary, Secondary & 6th Form colleges, to develop the learning of all styles of rock & pop instruments. He also wrote the complete Internal Award Exam Syllabus for Guitar & Bass for the Borough, and developed the Music Ambassadors.
He has had three books of Classical guitar compositions published by CORDA music, and has recently had a composition included in the RGT@LCM Acoustic Guitar Syllabus. He is registered with the RGT, NME & Rockschool to prepare pupils if required for exams in Classical/Acoustic/Bass/Electric guitar, 5 string Banjo, Irish Tenor Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele. Nick also enters pupils for the Associated Exam Board & Trinity College exams. He teaches Associated Exam Board theory & R. G. T/London College Rock/Pop theory exams. His teaching has been Quality Assured through the Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub, and he holds the enhanced DBS clearance. In January 2015 Nick was awarded ‘Experienced Exam Tutor’ status by the RGT, for continued success with pupils in the exams.
Nick is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and has passed the University of West London Child Protection Course to 16/6/20
In his earlier years he played piano in a jazz/dance band, and guitar and bass guitar in rock groups, both semi-professionally. He taught in secondary school from 1995 until his retirement in 2005, and also privately for 20 years on a one-to-one basis. He also has experience of peripatetic teaching in primary schools for both keyboards and guitar, as well as providing tuition at a music shop.
Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar lessons in Colne, UK.