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Philip is a multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter, composer, improviser. He teaches guitar, singing, piano, percussion, general musicianship, songwriting and composition. He has taught adults and children for nearly 25 years and specialises in teaching complete beginners, creative music-making, improvisation, jazz and popular music and multi-instrumental lessons.
Philip creates a fun, informal learning environment and offers a thorough grounding in essential musical knowledge & understanding, instrumental technique and creative expression. Lessons can include both guitar & piano, rhythm & percussion, singing, songwriting, theory, notation, and repertoire based on students’ favourite songs. Students are encouraged to use voice and percussion if they wish, in order to develop general musicianship. Guitar grades can be studied with the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors).
Philip has an MA in Participatory & Community Arts from the University of London Goldsmiths College, as well as qualifications in Musicianship (Jazz & Popular Music), Music Workshop Skills, Adult Education, Secondary Music Education, singing and workshop facilitation. Philip also leads music workshops and community choirs and has worked with a wide range of students from all backgrounds and ages.
Above all, Philip listens to students’ learning needs and encourages creative exploration of their instrument. He offers encouragement, insights, positive feedback and new ideas to inspire, motivate, build confidence and enjoy the musical journey.