Ridgestone Guitar & Harmonica Tuition
Rochester, Kent, ME1 3PA
Hi my name is Ridgestone John a predominately Traveling Tutor & have been Teaching the Guitar in the Medway area and further afield for the past 20 Years. Having put a lot of Time & Effort in Research, Travel & Practice I can offer you the Student the quality & consistent Tuition that you would expect from a Professional Tutor. I appreciate the motivated commitment of the pupil to not only engage in the lesson but to also practice regularly between lessons thereby achieving steady and enjoyable progress not only for the Student but the Tutor as well. Additional Instruments have been added along the way so that I now teach Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin & a host of other Stringed Fretted Instruments also.
My guitar teaching got its start when I was assigned in 1992 to work at Gillingham's then Community Arts Project "Spiral Arts" as a Publicity Designer and Artist. I then became acquainted with the local Folk Music Scene and became a regular floor spot Singer Song Writer for 2 years. With the playing skills that I had acquired through experience and watching others performing and learning from my own trial and error, I acquired the confidence and desire to teach and progressed to conducting my very first Guitar Lesson. Since then I have had many fruitful years in teaching all kinds of students' In addition to teaching Guitar I also Teach Fine Art.
1992 to 1993 Teaching Assistant in Art: Running Guitar a Workshop (Featured on Radio Kent): Singer Songwriter at the Disability Arts Day Horniman's Museum London: Started teaching One to One guitar lessons. After that I didn't start teaching the guitar again till the Millennium
2000 to Date: Teaching guitar on a One to One basis in Student's Homes: Added the Mandolin, Harmonica, Ukulele & Banjo from 2008: In 2016 I taught Guitar to selected pupils at Ashford Oaks Community School, in 2018 I ran an after schools Art Club @ Cecil Road Primary School.
My current role is Three fold, Although now having reached retirement age, I don't wish to stop in any way and will continue till I drop. I remain a Guitar Tutor and also Tutor Fine Art. To support my enterprise when teaching work becomes limited I am also a Part Time Night Watchman
My lessons are flexible and geared to the individual preferences of the Student and you will find me an Easy Going Tutor. As a professional I have gained a tremendous amount of musical knowledge and experience which I pass on gladly to my Pupils. It is much appreciated when the pupil takes the lessons seriously and maintains lesson continuity. It is also appreciated if the Student commits to a minimize of 5 Lessons. In the event that a a Student has to cancel, and I recognize that emergencies do occur, I request a minimum of 48 hours Notice of cancellation. There is no cancellation Fee
Enjoyable no pressure kids love the lessons, Tuition Home School Pupil's Home, Beginners advanced, Most Styles 1960s and Blues a speciality, Guitar Mandolin Banjo Harmonica Ukulele Ballalaika
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