I’ve been teaching Guitar, Ukulele and Bass full time in Nottingham Secondary Academy’s for the last decade. I am as excited to teach total beginners as very advanced students. I also work with Primary and Special Educational Needs students and so have developed a kind, emphatic style taking an interest in the needs and wellbeing of the individual student.
Beginners learn in very small steps and when they are ready, I encourage all students to engage with an exam syllabus. I find this provides structure, clear goals, and uses high quality learning materials. It also encourages students out of their comfort zones and inevitably makes for better skills.
I can teach Guitar in all styles and have a Rockschool Grade 8 in Electric guitar performance, a Guildhall Grade 8 in Classical Guitar and I’m proud to have gained a 90% Grade 8 Distinction in Acoustic guitar performance this year with the London College of music. I am also proud that one of my school students has recently gained a grade 6 Distinction with the same exam board during Lockdown learning under difficult circumstances.
It’s not all exams though. Some of my students don’t wish to learn this way and that’s totally fine. I have built up a large file of songs to learn at every level and can help students learn exactly what they wish. I encourage creativity and teach song writing and improvision in rhythm, fingerstyle and single note melody.
You can see me teach and play guitar on my You Tube Channel, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2L7VfFgWDBLFAvStSjQUg or search for ‘Dan Bohane’ in You Tube.