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•BA (Hons) Contemporary Popular Music (Degree)
•Higher Diploma – Contemporary Popular Music Performance
•Diploma – Contemporary Music (Performance)
Award Winning Guitarist, The Academy of Contemporary Music, U.K.
I have been teaching since 2008. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students of all ages because I can relate to students who are learning and trying to progress in their instrument as I can remember being in their position when I started learning music. Seeing students progress and improve as a result of helping them, I find to be one of the most rewarding aspects for me personally. It’s never too late to start learning no matter what age you are. Essential skills are taught but lessons are tailored around what the students want to learn (otherwise lessons wouldn’t be fun!) and I can also help students prepare for auditions and give advice from first hand experience with the business aspects of the music industry.
I have an extensive collection of teaching materials, so students usually get a copy to keep for themselves. As well as printed materials, I also transcribe material for students to keep if and when needed. I also make use of my laptop which can act as a makeshift amplifier for myself and have some resources on there to help break down songs into easy to learn segments which can be a lot of fun. I tailor my lessons around what the student is interested and what they want to learn. Some are open to my suggestions and some others really know what they want to learn but at the same time, if I think there are crucial skills, techniques or theory being ignored, I will make sure to incorporate that into the students interests.
One of my main methods which I find makes the whole process a lot more fun and enjoyable for the student is breaking down a song into easy to learn segments, then helping them piece the whole thing together whilst teaching them any relevant theory at the same time, so a student can see how that piece of music theory is implemented into something "musical" rather than just a scale played note for note for instance. It can make the whole experience a lot more fun. I love witnessing students have "penny dropping" moments when they can play the thing they thought they could never play! It's my job to give students the tools they need to help them push through and progress after all.
Working with Sim has been absolutely fantastic. He taught my daughter to play the guitar, encouraged her to take it on further. We have known Sim for a number of years and he's never let her down. He's always been there, when called upon for extra lessons when needed for rehearsals, and college interviews. Sim is very professional in the work that he does any gives 100% in any task given to him.
Simrin is a lovely and very good teacher, who made guitar lessons fun for my daughter, she progressed more in a few months being taught by Simrin than the previous tutor of two years. He has patience in teaching his students and his passion for guitar is obvious. I came across Simrin by strong recommendation and I agree entirely.
Sim was an inspirational and patient guitar teacher. Our daughter improved greatly under his tutalage. Sim ensured she enjoyed playing while at the same time learning skills to become a competent guitarist.
I have had many music teachers and Sim is by far the best one I've come across! He's got great teaching skills and really helped me grow in confidence and technical ability. He has vast experience of the music industry. A really nice guy! I couldn't highly recommend him enough!
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