STUDENTS - PAST AND PRESENT...
Coaching BBC RADIO 1 presenter
Testing the Cyberstage during 2014 Gibson tour
Backstage with students, Damien Delaney and Joel Ward of Crystal Palace Football Club - and Slash's Guitar!
Richard with friend and Star Wars actor, Jerome Blake
Summer workshop students performing at local music festival, Sax Music Fest, 2014
A successful session - turning Darth Vader in to a guitarist.
With Student, Joel Ward (Premiership Footballer) after Joel's first gig, London
Students Christmas concert
My band supported Fun Lovin' Criminals
Guitar Workshop in full flow with band
Young band BASSLINE, who I mange and coach, playing O2 Academy, London
Teaching Amy Winehouse's dad, Mitch to play Back To Black
Friend and student, Olly Cooper playing Download Festival with his band, The Jellycats
Sound Check with students at O2 Academy, London
Here are a few of my clients - past and present - who I have worked with to help them along their journey...
You will see that they are just like you - someone with a guitar and a dream...
Enjoy their stories and I hope they inspire you to take the next step along your journey too...
Comments from some of Richard’s personal clients and some of the bands he has mentored:
“You are a truly inspirational teacher. George just has to ask to learn a tune and he has not only learnt one but two in a session. He is so motivated to practice that it is hard to keep him off his guitar. Not only are you an excellent guitar teacher but you have taught him skills for life i.e self belief,and coping strategies for times when is not feeling so confident.
I can not thank you enough for what you have done for George. Thank you for the time you have given to George, for your understanding and insight. Everyone I speak to says the same.
You are an amazing person.
Best Wishes for your future .I'm sure you will continue to be an inspiration.”
Deborah Creed, Mother of George, 10.
"Richard's coaching skills have taken me from an aspiring songwriter (starting from scratch), to an accomplished guitar player with a few songs under my belt. His technical understanding of music and ability to answer endless questions has always impressed me. Coupled with a great understanding of people and excellent mentoring skills, his patience and encouragement has driven the best out of me. I can highly recommend him!"
Gordon Wright, 35, I.T. Manger.
“Thank you so much for teaching me to play the guitar. Thanks to you I now have my own Bass guitar. I also have a free day in a recording studio and I am in a band! THANKS!”
Sam Strutt, 13
“Thank you for my lessons, I love them. I think you can play the most cool!”
Theo James, 10
“Thank you for helping Angus with the guitar. He has made real progress and his mother and I thought the Rock Concert was amazing – just the right mix of Chaos and Music!”
“Thank you for being an awesome guitar teacher to me for 4 years.”
Sebastian Struth, 13
“Thanks for being such an awesome teacher”
Jamie Stevensen, 13
“Charlie so loves his lessons”
“well done on encouraging all the bands to make such a great sound”
Adrian and Jane Stevensen
“Thank you for all of the hard work you devoted to helping so many children to have an unforgettable experience!”
Andrew Auster, Headmaster, Orwell Park School
“A big thank you for all your help and encouragement with the children’s bands. The concert was a great magnificent effort and a great success. The children don’t know how lucky they are to be having these opportunities at their ages. Well done you!”
Alex Skailes, Father to vocalist in a band.