- Hourly rate €25
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 20
Campbell - Newarthill - Music
- at his home
- at your home
We have the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Campbell will be happy to arrange your first Music lesson.
About the lesson
Professional Guitar/Saxophone Tutor with over 30 years playing experience, Mobile service available in Motherwell, Bellshill, Mossend, Law Village, Carluke, Hamilton, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Wishaw, Newarthill, Uddingston, Lanark. Lanarkshire.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach guitar 6 & 12 string : Acoustic and Electric. I teach all styles of music. I also can offer lessons in alto saxophone, bass guitar and ukulele. I can also instruct students on bass guitar and ukulele. All Mel Bay Method books taught. I also use all Rockschool and RGT books. Lessons can also be tailored to the students particular needs.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MSc; BSc Degrees.I am also a member of The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) and The Musicians Union. (MU)
- How much do you charge?
I charge £21.00 per hour and £15.00 per half hour. Discounts are occasionally available for block bookings. All lessons in students homes. I'm currently taking on new students particularly shift workers and students. Gift vouchers for lessons also available at no additional charge.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my clients' homes. Travel costs are included in my rates. Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. I also teach in the nearby towns of Hamilton, East Kilbride, Bellshill, Uddingston, Carluke, Law and Mossend.
- When are you available?
I am available Monday to Sunday 9.00 am until approx. 10.00pm. Open 7 days a week. I'll try and give discounts for morning/lunchtime lessons. Just ask.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages, styles and ability levels. Students currently from 5 years old up to 85 years young. Beginners my speciality.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM, Rockschool, RGT and SQA. Mel Bay.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Payment via Paypal in advance and lessons using webcams and Skype software.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Regular practice is essential.It's better to have less practice more regularly. I'll guarantee results. My lessons are fun but thorough. Results guaranteed after 5/6 lessons.
Music is a fabulous de-stressor and aids relaxation.
- All Levels
- What kind of experience do you have?
Approx. 30 years playing and teaching experience. Currently playing in my own band Cool Reception (concealed information)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes and this is available upon request as are excellent references.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Frank Henry; Jim Miller; Tam Stevenston, Jim Bence all taught me guitar.
Paul Towndrow and Brian Molley taught me saxophone.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians Union; RICS; RGT; MU
- Tell me about some of your current students.
All doing very well and constantly improving. Many currently sitting Rockschool exams.
Deadly! Campbell is Friendly , Calm and patient...feel I have made real progress in only a few lessons, online tutorials are great but you can't beat someone alongside you face to face on the journey
- Campbell's response : Excellent student with real promise
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Campbell is an outstanding tutor, wouod not recommend him enough!
Very patient and makes music reading and theory so easy to understand, would not be anywhere near as good a player i am today if it weren’t for Campbell
Campbell is really a brilliant tutor. He adapts all lessons to suit, not just exam led one size fits all approach. He's fun and very kind. More like a member of the family now.
He's fantastic for guitar and saxophone lessons. A talented chap.
Campbell is obviously an experienced and skilled tutor and he made me feel at ease from day one. He can easily adjust his methods to suit each student regardless of age and ability. He is 100% trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn music. I enjoy every lesson. Johnny B.
Campbell is a fantastic instructor! My 10year old son thoroughly enjoys learning to play sax with Campbell. He is reliable, professional and enthusiastic about music. He has shown great patience with my son, taking time to get to know him whilst encouraging him to keep going with his learning. He has a very pleasant manner when teaching making the learning fun and relevant for a ten year old beginner. I would recommend Campbell to anyone beginners and experienced musicians as he is flexible in his teaching methods. Working in education myself I know this is no mean feat and I can’t thank him enough for his help encouraging my son!
Campbell is an excellent teacher! His approach and manner with my daughter has helped her to gain a confidence and love of playing the guitar. He has a great abundance of enthusiasm and knowledge that he passes on to his students. We would highly recommended him.
Campbell was recommended to me, I knew nothing about playing the guitar. Now I can read music and play many different tunes. He takes time to explain everything, has great patience and very encouraging. I would highly recommend him.
Campbell is an amazing tutor, he has the patience of a Saint. He is always happy to try out new and modern techniques that myself as a student wanted to learn on guitar. Excellent tutor with amazing knowledge of the guitar and always willing to help his students to achieve more than they think they possibly can.
Campbell is patient, clearly explains what is required in each lessons gives great examples that are age appropriate and relevant to the topic. My 8 year old and I have had joint and individual tuition and Campbell meets our needs every week. Great mixed methods of teaching, open, honest and fun. Would highly recommend to any age group looking to learn.
Campbell is great not just as a tutor but as a person. He is really easy going and and puts you at ease straight away. His knowledge of music is stellar along with his patience. *****
Campbell is simply the best !! He is the most amazing music tutor and we all adore him.
He make music tuition fun and current - so much better than the starchy school lessons. We have seen our daughter come on leaps and bounds with Campbell.
He’s calm, kind and will always make the lesson fun. He constantly adapts things to get the best and individual to that child.
Campbell is always cheerful and a really now a friend. We can’t praise him enough. So glad that we found him.
Since Campbell started tutoring my son, his confidence has absolutely soared.
He has Aspergers and is very introverted however, Campbell has made a huge difference.
Have been having alto sax lessons with Campbell for 5 weeks & have found him to be friendly and reliable. The way he has been teaching me, i have found to be very encouraging and shows great patience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Campbell as a music tutor.
Campbell is a first class tutor I have been a student of Campbell for a few years and I find him very knowledgble professional and very understanding I look forward to the lessons he teaches everyone at their own pace.
And is always willing to help out with the lesson.
First class tutor
Campbell is a great teacher.
Decided to pick up a bass guitar at the age of 20 with no background in music at all. After trying to self teach I decided to get lessons. And I’m glad I did my playing had came on leaps and bounds due to Campbell’s layed back teaching style were it feels like your having a jam with a friend instead of a lesson which in my opinion is the best way to learn. I have already recommended Campbell to all my friend and if you are looking to learn an instrument he is your man
Campbell is a lovely laid back tutor that can put you at ease and knows how to get the best out of your playing. He is very knowledgeable and is not rigid in his teaching methods. My daughter looks forward to her guitar lessons.
Just a quick e-mail to thank you for your patience yesterday, I really appreciate it. And to also point out something to you, your teaching method is fantastic. You give so much great advice, you most probably don't even realise it. For example when I asked if it was OK to use an electric guitar for the lesson, your reply stuck with me. " Sure Dave, and have fun with it. Put some reverb in some delay too, use your effects to make it a bit more interesting
Campbell has really improved my playing.I hope to teach eventually and with the knowledge I have gained from lessons I now feel I am getting to that level.I now can sight read to a high standard and can play in many styles.I would have no hesitation in advising lessons with Campbell.
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.
Campbell is very professional in every way. He is accommodating and has helped and encouraged my daughter in gaining a "1" for her standard grade. I have no hesitation in recommending him for lessons.
Fantastic tutor, patient, adaptable. Lessons move at a perfect pace and have the right amount of variety to keep me interested and on my toes. Good mixture of technique learning and personal projects. I would recommend Campbell to anyone wanting to learn the guitar, no matter what stage they were at.
Campbell is a professional who delivers professional yet relaxed tuition, and will have you playing in no time. I highly recommend.
While I realise that Campbell tutors guitar, my comments relate to his saxophone tutorials.
Campbell is a very patient, skilled and effective tutor, who has been responsible for me achieving a surprising level of musical development in playing the saxophone. I look forward to and really enjoy lesson sessions.
Campbell is an excellent guitar tutor. He motivates and encourages my son to learn guitar as well as providing him with the necessary skills. He also provides me with regularly updates on his progress.
Campbell is a great guitar tutor he has all the patience required for his job and makes the lesson an enjoyable experience.
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- 5h: €125
- 10h: €250
Learn more about Campbell
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
From the early age of four I was amazed by the music of The Beatles and used to find myself singing their songs, which were in the chart at that time, on my way to Primary School. This developed into my love for the guitar and bass which I seriously took up at the age of ten. I later at around 30 years old took up the alto saxophone being influenced by songs such as Careless Whisper and Baker Street. I then moved onto tenor saxophone.
Is there a particular type music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
Although I love rock, soul, pop and jazz I’m sad to say I’m also a fan of Eurovision and love the 1975 winner by Teach in called Ding a Dong.
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
I find amongst my guitar students that songs such as Sultans of Swing takes time to develop all the finer nuances as originally applied by Mark Knopfler.
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
I think of all instrument’s guitar is difficult to master left and right hand working together successfully. There are also so many styles to playing guitar from classical fingerpicking to two handed tapping on electric rock guitar.
What are your keys to success?
A little practice on a regular daily basis will yield fabulous results. After a few lessons progress will be obvious.
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
I would love to meet the following:-
Paul McCartney because as stated earlier The Beatles were such a big influence I also think Maccas bass playing is very underestimated. I love his amazing song writing ability.
Jimi Hendrix is an unlikely choice as he passed away in 1970 but he still influences and amazes even the best guitarist in the world. He had such a unique approach to guitar playing and I also feel his vocal abilities were underestimated. I also imagine he would have been fun and polite.
Raphael Ravenscroft because his alto saxophone tone on Baker Street is amazing. He is also the author of the saxophone tutor course I use called The Complete Saxophone Player available in Alto and tenor formats.
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
Practice slowly initially. If you can’t play it slow then you can’t play it fast.
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
Very patient, thorough but fun.