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
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!
Electric Guitar Lessons
The electric guitar is an excellent instrument and one of the most versatile instruments available. It is still used in much of todays rock and pop music both live and on record and is still just as important today as it was in the 60s.
The instrument has developed a lot over the last 60 years and it’s use has broadened vastly. With the variety of amplification technology and effects available, you can make a guitar sound pretty much however you want which is why the instrument is so versatile.
At Clearwater Music we aim to teach you relevant contemporary guitar playing in a way that perfectly suits your needs. Knowing that the necessary techniques that you need to learn to become a competent player can be found in hundreds of real songs, we will ask you in the first lesson what songs you hope to be able to play in the near future and we will tailor future lesson plans to incorporate these songs. This will have the result that not only will the lessons be effective in making you an independent and effective player but you will also find the lessons fun and rewarding along the way.
About Our Electric Guitar Lessons
The lessons given are tailored to the individual. you will always be asked for a list of around 10 songs after the first lesson that you want to be able to play so that we can incorporate those songs into the techniques we teach you, making the lessons more interesting and rewarding for you.
Your aims are also catered for whatever they may be. If you wish to do grades, we can teach both RGT and Rockschool, however we will not put pressure on pupils to sit grades. The most important thing is to enjoy playing as this is ultimately what will encourage you to practice and make you the best player that you can be.