Guitar Lessons, all ages, free for parents. £8, Larbert.

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About Me

Who am I?  What do I teach?

 

If you're looking for an experienced, qualified and PVG checked guitar tutor then you've come to the right place.   My name is Karen Blackwood and I qualified with a BA (endorsement in guitar teaching) from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a PGCE from Moray House.  I've been teaching the guitar for around 26 years and worked in a secondary music department for 20 years.

 

Over the years I have developed my own materials for teaching and constantly develop new differentiated group material which is written specifically with pupils in mind.  For individual lessons I used a variety of material from Trinity Rock and Pop, Rock School, ABRSM, sheet music and I also help pupils to work out things by ear and show you how to work out your favourite songs using the internet. I present pupils for N5 and higher and can help with the composition and listening elements.

 

In the beginning I tend to start with small bites of well known popular songs/riffs advancing to power chords and full chords later.  As pupils develop they move from a beginners group to the next level of group then into individual lessons which can also be accompanied with guitar orchestra too.  Parents are encourage to attend lessons.  I feel this helps with practice at home.  You can also learn for free with your child. Bring along your own guitar. I also have space for adults during the day.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love giving pupils a chance to perform and we often hold concerts.  Of course you don't need to take part in these if you'd rather not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a family of 5 children, 4 boys and lastly my little girl.  They range from 5-16 years old.

 

Over the years I have taught both classical and electric guitar although I studied classical guitar with Professor Philip Thorne at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  I also play the piano, trumpet, bass guitar, drum kit and a few other instruments.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have vast teaching experience in both schools and private tutoring. Currently I teach music at Crieff High School where I have been for 21 years along with private guitar tutoring on and off between having a family. 

 

I have 5 children, 4 boys and lastly my little girl.  They range from 2-14 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the years I have taught both classical and electric guitar although I studied classical guitar with Professor Philip Thorne at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  I also play the piano, trumpet, bass guitar, drum kit and a few other instruments.   

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