I am most fortunate in having been involved with this instrument for over forty years, playing firstly for my own enjoyment but also competing successfully against other professional guitarists, performing to the general public and teaching in schools, colleges, music shops and privately in my own studio. I am now able to help others enjoy this wonderful instrument.
I have collaborated with another guitarist, to devise a method of teaching which enables the student to develop rapidly and thoroughly from absolute beginner with no knowledge of music up to performance standard and parallel to the recognised examination grades.
Tuition can be obtained either by private one to one lessons or as part of a group. in any case the method most suited to your personality and experience would be ascertained at the initial consultation. It is suggested that if it is found that private tuition is more suitable, then the session would last an hour. It is recommended that each session is taken at least fortnightly.
Lessons are not tied to the academic year. Master class sessions where students of varying ability attend will last for two hours. There may be some occasions when the master class will be conducted by a leading player, when non participating listeners may attend as an audience.
You may prefer to begin with private tuition and then subsequently join in with group lessons as this provides useful experience of playing in front of an audience. It also means of course that you have the opportunity to meet others with a common interest.
As previously intimated, the Classical Guitar is an excellent vehicle to obtain and reinforce your knowledge of music theory, or you may already play another instrument or type of guitar such as Folk, Rock or Jazz, and wish to expand your musical experience and broaden your ability.
Arrangements can be made for any of the recognised grade examinations to be taken as the syllabus is designed to be progressive and parallel with the standards required. Let me help you to unlock the doors of your musicality, no matter what age you are.
Contact me to arrange an ‘Initial Consultation’. Nicholas Brand
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