I pride myself on being approachable, patient and most importantly structured with my guitar lessons, whether you’re a complete beginner or if you’ve been the guitar for years. Recent students have gained distinctions at Trinity classical exams, RGT and Rockschool exams.
Aside from teaching, I am also a freelance guitarist, session musician and composer. I co-lead the group Jazz Menagerie and compose and arrange music for jazz/soul band Jazzelation. Other bands include the Alison Bentley/Ewen Baird Band, French café music trio Les Musettes and the Martin Pickett Organ Trio. I also have DipRSL Music Teaching Diploma in 2015.
After playing in rock bands as a teenager, I co-formed my first jazz band, The All-Night Cat-Food Store while at the university. My interest in education led me to study teaching theory and techniques - gaining an RSA diploma in 1994 - while my passion for jazz led him from Oxford to London to study guitar method and music theory with leading UK guitarists, Dave Cliff and John Parricelli.
“Kevin is a fantastic local guitar teacher here at the heart of the Oxford music scene. His friendly and relaxed guitar lessons helped me to learn the guitar with speed and confidence.”
I teach both graded (optional) and non-graded material, in all styles on both electric and acoustic guitar.
My main goal is for you to achieve the musical ambitions you have set yourself, whether that is playing a few songs in the local pub, rocking Wembley or mastering your favourite guitarist, I will teach you all you will need to know to get you there.
If you're looking for a friendly local guitar teacher get in touch by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org.