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.
At www.*** MUSIC STUDIOS you can enjoy: Affordable quality GUITAR, www.*** , MANDOLIN, VIOLIN, Music Theory, Songwriting and Composition sessions in the music studios located in www.*** town www.*** to one tuition £8 for 25 mins, £11 for 40mins or £15 an hour. Novice to virtuoso, all ages and abilities welcome! NO boring exams, get playing, performing, writing, recording and enjoying your www.*** singing and vocal workshops from £2:50 per person, per www.*** (5+ sessions) get FREE Instrument www.*** provided for www.*** taking lesson bookings for 2019To contact www.*** Music Studios txt/tel tel: *** or message page. www.*** MUSIC Studios inc the House Of Fun Music room Supporting our awesome local musicians since 1992. (More master classes in 2019 t. b. a)
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I'm a young, dynamic musician who's open to all styles and genres.
I am 'Composer in Residence' and teacher of music at Eton College, including prep for ABRSM exams.
I have experience with pupils of all ages and stages, from beginners through to advanced. Including adults and children. I have put many pupils through ABRSM exams, with good results including distinctions. I have also had several beginner pupils who simply want to learn the instrument to an enjoyable level and play with others.
I want to help students with their own unique musical goals through exciting methods; I have a wide plurality of musical experience and an open personality, so let's talk about what you want to achieve.
I work professionally as a composer, pianist (accompanist), jazz pianist, choral singer, saxophonist, percussionist. I've also worked a lot with theatre. I was chapel musician and a choral scholar at Cambridge. I have conducted orchestras, choirs.
I have excellent qualifications: a double first from Cambridge University (in Music) as well as an MMus from Rotterdam conservatoire. I've won several awards for my musical and academic work.
Fully DBS checked. Can teach in my spacious studio in Eton. Or travel short distances to Windsor/Eton/Slough www.*** ;
Also available as an arranger/composer/editor:
Mohini's work, including her book "Yogaflows" (2002) and CDs "Alaya-Nam" (2012), "Within Your Heart" (2013) and "Sacred Love" (2017).