An experienced musician with a passion for good teaching
Im 42 years old and married and live in Lisburn. My main hobby is spending too much money on guitars I don't need! I spend my working week teaching guitar in schools, Dromore School of Music and at home.
I've been playing guitar since I was 13 and from the age of 16 was playing in pub rock bands. In my late 20's I became a Christian and until recently helped to lead the worship group in St Pauls Church, Lisburn. I played the acoustic guitar and did something akin to singing! We ran a summer school for the young people of the church. Certificates were presented by the Lord Mayor.
I love teaching in schools and get a massive thrill from sharing the stage with crowds of young guitarist showing their skills. Recently I performed at a school concert with 27 of my guitar students. We got the first clap along of the night!
My musical taste is very varied- I listen to everything from the hardest metal to light jazz and contemporary worship. As a tutor I believe that the most important thing is that the student enjoys their time with me and develops as a person.
In particular I love to see young people learning that discipline and determination will always pay off! There is a great sense of achievement to be gained from finally getting that song or solo just right.