Chris is available to teach guitar lessons at home or via Skype/FaceTime – email to enquire.
Over the course of many years teaching, Chris has developed a structured method that really helps the student to learn efficiently and effectively with a tailored practice routine. All welcome. Can cover lots of approaches to playing and many styles of music including jazz, rock, classical, pop, blues. Also sight-reading, harmony and theory. ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, Rockschool grades can be worked towards on request.
He was appointed Jazz Guitar Professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017, starting in the autumn. He had previously been employed externally on a number of occasions to coach jazz small groups, and appearing as the guitar specialist on the panel judging the undergraduate and postgraduate guitar final recitals in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016. And for auditions in 2016.
Chris has been on the faculty at Colchester Institute on their degree course in popular music since 2011 teaching one-to-one guitar lessons.
He has recently given a contemporary jazz guitar masterclass at the brand new Roth Academy in Guildford, and has a forthcoming guitar masterclass on Mike Outram’s online guitar academy Electric Campfire.
Chris is guitar tutor at Devonshire House School, Hampstead, London (2007 to present).
He previously was guitar tutor at Thomas’s Preparatory School Clapham, London (2002-7).
Chris was guitar tutor for the Michael Garrick Jazz Academy for several consecutive years. He has also taught in many music workshops with Jacqui Dankworth, with the Dave O’Higgins Band, as the guitarist in NYJO, and for Essex Music Services.
Chris has worked for numerous other colleges on an occasional or one-off basis, including the Royal Academy of Music, Middlesex University, the Academy of Contemporary Music and the London Centre of Contemporary Music amongst others.
Chris has an advanced CRB/DBS.