Hi, I'm Lisa,
If you are interested in learning to play the guitar continue reading
I am very passionate about music. Music touches the lives of everyone and I love the joy and happiness that it brings us all. It adds flavour to the world and helps bring out the emotion in things which is why it is so wonderful. What's more wonderful is when you can be the one who creates that music. Learning to play guitar isn't just about learning how to play. It's also about learning how to bring the skills together to express youself as a musician.
I offer private tuition at my home in Orpington with a catchment area of Petts Wood, Bromley, Chislehurst, Sevenoaks etc.
I am a registered with the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) which allows me to offer you graded examinations up to Grade 8 in electric and acoustic guitar as well as Popular Music Theory.
My passion first started at 9 years old when I decided I wanted to play the electric guitar. Just like most people who are serious about learning an instrument, I chose to take the grade examinations and went on to achieve straight distinctions in every grade I've taken in the electric and acoustic guitar. Meanwhile I also took music GCSE and A level where I developed an appreciation for a more theoretical take on music, so alongside these I also went on to take Popular Music Theory and achieved another set of distinctions.
Of course it isn't all about exams and qualifications. The most important thing is experience. At 13 years old I had started writing some of my own compositions and later in the year went on to perform them at an open mic night. I've performed numerous times at different events at Darrick Wood School such as Carol Service, Spring Concerts as well as the annual Prize Giving. I've also been involved in the band for the last two productions at Darrick Wood.
Due to my increasing involvement with music at school, I was asked to help with the Key Stage 3 bands once I had joined Sixth Form. This was a brilliant experience where I was able to help the guitarists in the band develop their skills and confidence. Together we performed at school assemblies and went on to perform in Holland that Summer. My hard work and dedication to these bands were recognised by the school and I received the Jenifer Hillier Cup for Excellence in Music for two consecutive years as well as receiving a Jack Petchey Award from the Mayor of Bromley. I also got to perform at the Jack Petchey Award Ceremony at the Churchill Theatre.
One of the greatest things about learning guitar is spontaneity. Those scales aren't just for impressing your music teacher or examiners. I will teach you how to use those scales creatively and spontaneously... I will teach you to improvise. Knowing how to use the scales opens a whole new world. For example when I was 15 I was given the opportunty to play with The Goosebumps, a jive band, at Poppies Fish 'n' Chips restaurant in Camden Town. I had never rehearsed or played with this band before. In fact I had even borrowed a guitar from another musician there. Being able to improvise meant that I could turn up and just play.
I started out as a shy 9 year old but learning to play the guitar helped bring out my creative side and boosted my confidence. No matter what age you are I will help to bring out the creative side in you.