Carl is a patient teacher, taking the students’ musical interests into account when structuring lessons. He enjoys helping students to meet their goals, develop their skills with regards to their personal musical interests and guiding them through individual Grade exams. He particularly enjoys teaching beginners.
Carl graduated in 1998 with a Diploma in Music Theatre and Dance and is the second blind person in England to obtain a Grade 8 in Classical Guitar from Trinity College London. He is able to get music transcribed into Braille quickly, then he uses a Braille music book and the students use the print book.
Carl has a City & Guilds teaching certificate and since graduating has been performing professionally with keyboards, guitar and vocals in a wide variety of venues in the UK and Cyprus. He has composed instrumental music for various theatre companies and performs a selection of music from the 50s to the present day.
He has run disability awareness and music workshops in schools and prisons such as Queen’s College London, Stormont House School, Wormwood Scrubs and The Cherry Trees School London. He taught for several years at two schools in Bournemouth.
One of his pupils who gained the highest music exam result in South Buckinghamshire against stiff competition said, “Carl is a really good teacher, he has got me through the grades at a good pace. I put a lot of effort in so it was nice when it paid off.”
Currently based in Bristol, Carl has recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Therapy and is available for private music lessons and performances.
Free introductory lesson (30mins)
Lessons can be 30mins or 1hr, taking place at my home in Speedwell (East Bristol), unless for School or College visits. Please contact me to arrange a time.