Private bass, ukulele and guitar lessons in South London



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John Atterbury is a musician and teacher based in South London offering private tuition.

He has over ten years experience as a bass, ukulele and guitar teacher in London. John has taught students of all ages, including adults, children, teenagers and school groups and can provide a full DBS check and references on request.

Students can learn to play on acoustic, electric or classical (nylon string) instruments, with guitar lessons taking place in John's recording studio in Honor Oak Park, South London, SE4.

The studio is located less than 100 metres from Honor Oak Park station and is a 10 minute walk from Crofton Park. It is easily accessible from Forest Hill (122, P4 bus or train), Brockley, New Cross (171, 172 bus or train), and Dulwich (P4 bus stops outside the studio). Lessons can also take place in John's home in Crystal Palace or at students' homes in the following areas:

Brockley (SE4), Crofton Park (SE4), Honor Oak Park (SE4), Forest Hill (SE23), Crystal Palace (SE19), North Dulwich (SE21), West Dulwich (SE21), East Dulwich (SE22), Sydenham (SE26), Lewisham (SE13), New Cross (SE14), New Cross Gate (SE14), Rotherhithe (SE16), Surrey Quays (SE16), Canada Water (SE16), Gypsy Hill (SE19), West Norwood (SE27), South Norwood (SE25), Brixton (SW2), Anerley (SE20), Penge (SE20).

Bass, ukulele and guitar lessons are tailored to suit each individual student's needs, either simply for enjoyment and improvement or to meet specific goals or requirements. John has guided many guitarists and bass players through their Rockschool, Trinity Rock and Pop and ABRSM graded exams and his student's have all passed with excellent marks. His lessons are also regularly used as evidence for skills for Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE).

Genres covered include Rock, Indie, Blues, Funk, Folk, Soukous, Pop and techniques such as fingerstyle, music theory and songwriting.

The focus of lessons is on practical playing skills with the option of learning by ear and memory, TAB or standard notation.

Beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians are all welcome.


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