Mark is a confident, patient and supportive guitar & ukulele teacher, and the latest addition to Clearwater Music School!
Mark teaches a variety of genres on the guitar, ranging from funk & soul, to rock, pop, jazz and blues. Being well-versed in all the latest releases, Mark will have you jamming to the newest hits in no time! Mark has much knowledge in music theory and improvisation, so you will have no issues reading and jamming to music on the fly! Along with his degree in Music Practice, Mark has spent over two years managing and running his own music events for the University of Central Lancashire, including the award winning ‘Best Sustainability Project’ for the Students Union Awards. Mark’s work ethic also crosses over into his funk & soul function band; Neon Cactus, who play festivals, weddings and regular gigs within the Northwest!
Oliver’s love for music began at age 10 when he started learning to play the guitar. Now several years on, after gaining a degree in Popular Music at Leeds College of Music, he is performing in various bands and projects around the UK.
Oliver’s teaching covers many styles of guitar inducing pop guitar, rock, blues, country, jazz to the taste of the student – whether they want to go through grades, learn techniques or just learn a song they like. Oliver can prepare the lesson content in a way that works for you!
BA Hons Popular Music at Leeds College of Music (1st class)
Grade 8 Electric (RGT) and Grade 8 Classical Guitar (LCM)
LCM Theory (Grade 6)
A Level Music
A Level Music Technology
Acoustic guitar lessons in Brinscall
The acoustic guitar is making a rapid rise as a popular instrument due to the prevalence of the singer songwriter in today’s music scene as well as things like Radio 1’s live lounge and other acoustic sessions which are becoming a necessity for the majority of today’s popular artists.
The ability to get the acoustic guitar out at a moments notice and have everyone singing along is a great plus point to this instrument and there is no need to plug it in and carry lots of equipment as is necessary with an electric guitar.
Another reason people choose to learn the acoustic guitar is that due to the fact that the instrument is bigger and that the strings are thicker than it’s electric counterpart, the movement from acoustic guitar to electric guitar is much easier than the other way round.
Our acoustic guitar lessons are aimed at enabling you to play as a solo acoustic musician, accompanying yourself, as well as being able to play alongside other musicians in a band or duo. We want to give you the practical techniques so that you can be a competent and effective player of this fantastic instrument.
Whether you are learning for fun or wish to pursue graded examinations, we can give you the tools and guidance you need. The most important thing is for you to continue to enjoy playing a maintain your enthusiasm since it is this that drives you to practice and ultimately become the best player that you can be.