Steven - Prof music theory - Forest Hill


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Steven - Forest Hill - Music Theory

    • Forest Hill
    • at his home
    • at your home
    • webcam

About the lesson

If you're serious about guitar, then I'm serious about teaching you!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach all styles of guitar, but specialize in classical. I can also teach theory and composition skills up to grade 8.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

ABRSM graded music exams:

Grade 1 (1997) – passed with merit
Grade 2 (1998) – passed with merit
Grade 3 (1999) – passed with merit
Grade 4 (2000) – passed with distinction
Grade 5 (2000) – passed with merit
Grade 6 (2001) – passed with merit
Grade 8 (2006) – passed with distinction

Music Theory:
Grade 5 (2001) – passed

Diploma Examinations:
DipABRSM in performance (2007 - Chethams School of Music) – passed with distinction

University/College Qualifications:
Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus Hons) (2011 - Royal Northern College of Music)
Master of Performance with Honours (MPerf Hons) (2013 - Royal College of Music)

- How much do you charge?

I charge £33 an hour or £19 for half an hour's private guitar lessons. Consultation lessons are available. Group lessons are available. Theory and composition lessons are £19 for half an hour.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my home in Forest Hill. I am willing to travel to students home if the journey time isn't unreasonable(travel expenses will be added to usual lesson price). Students are encouraged to travel to my house for lessons.

- When are you available?

I am available all day Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Evening lessons are available on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please get in touch to find out which day would be best for you.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach all ages and all levels, from beginner to professional.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

All ABRSM graded examinations.
All Trinity college examinations.
All Rockschool examinations.
All RGT examinations.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I have 24/7 access to a computer with internet. I have Sibelius 7 software and can send files and information via email. I also have a Facebook, Skype and Windows Live Messenger account for instant messaging and live talk with the student.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

All I ask is that you are motivated and willing to learn!


  • Music Theory
  • Composition


  • English


  • All Levels

About Steven

- What kind of experience do you have?

I began guitar at the age of 5 and have never stopped since! I have been teaching guitar professionally for 8 years now and have gone from teaching a few pupils privately in my home to teaching 30+ pupils a week in two of London's top primary/senior schools (City of London Girls School and Wimbledon College) as well as giving public masterclasses. My pupils range from absolute beginners as young as 5 to adults pursuing a hobby.

Though the majority of my pupils study classical/fingerstyle guitar, I also have a few pupils learning acoustic and electric guitar.

I have a 100% students pass rate for music exams. Every student I have entered into an exam has received a pass or better, be it ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I do have a CRB disclosure certificate.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I attended Junior Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) school from 2003-2005, where I was tutored by Wendy Jackson.
I then attended Chethams School of Music from 2005-2007, where my tutor was renowned guitarist and teacher Gordon Crosskey.
I graduated with honours from the Royal Northern College of Music as an undergraduate in 2011, where I was taught by world famous guitarist Craig Ogden.
I received my Masters degree in performance from the Royal College of Music in 2013, where my tutor was the highly respected Gary Ryan.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT)

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have over 30 pupils, both private and at the schools I teach. Last year (2013) I entered 13 of my pupils, ageing from 8 to mid 30's, into ABRSM and Trinity exams. All passed, most received merits and 3 received distinctions. I also teach a few groups, mostly two at a time.



  • 5h: €145
  • 10h: €290


  • €29/h

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