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Leo Marks, Electric Guitar and Bass Tutor,
West London & North West London
RGT Registry of Guitar Tutors
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Tutor.
100% pass rate for all pupils on all grade exams.
I WELCOME ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS THROUGH TO ADVANCED PLAYERS.
I CAN ALSO HELP YOUR SON OUR DAUGHTER PASS THEIR 11+ MUSICAL APTITUDE TEST TRAINING AVAILABLE EG:
such as this: www.swhertsschools.org.uk/test-details/
I live and work in London and have been teaching guitar for over 14 years now. As a professional live musician I have been gigging since I was 13 with over 20 years experience including touring the UK, Europe and the USA and also playing at Glastonbury Festival and SXSW in Texas. I have performed in front of thousands of people supporting bands such as Biffy Clyro, recorded in top studios such as Abbey Road and had my original bands songs played on Radio One and XFM. I am still performing live weekly around London and the whole of the UK with my professional functions band. All this experience is something I pass on to my pupils.
My teaching set up has all the equipment needed including spare guitars, strings, amps, laptops, printer, speakers and many backing tracks. Plus I have a very large collection of modern and classic rock songs in full tab in addition to many technique exercises and grade pieces from books. I have a 100% pass rate for all my pupils sitting the RGT and Rockschool grades. I encourage absolute beginners and also advanced players and offer all the grades from preliminary to grade 8 and above into Diploma levels in performance and theory. But taking the grades is not something mandatory, its entirely up to you if you wish to sit grades or not. Many of my pupils instead want me to get them ready to perform live and this is something I coach them right though from bedroom beginner to stage gigging experts with all my years of stage knowledge and performance experience. Many of my pupils have gone on to form bands of their own or become solo artists touring the UK and performing in places such as The Barfly and The Garage. I am also happy to advise on which equipment you will need and help you shop around for the best gear at the best prices. I have 100's of techniques, practice ideas and exercises to turn you into the best guitar player possible whilst picking up a full understanding of the chords, theory, scales, harmony and application of modal improvisation that go with it. I will develop you into a well rounded player who is strong at both CHORDS and LEAD playing!
Fully CRB/DBS checked.