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Angus Parkin

Qualifications & Experience

    Instruments Taught
  • Guitar - beginner to grade 8
  • Ukulele - beginner to intermediate
    Qualifications
  • BMus 1st Class Honours Performance Degree (Academy of Contemporary Music)
    Experience
  • 4 Years of Professional Performance
  • 2 Years of Teaching

Biography

Angus is freelance musician who has recently completed his performance degree at the Academy of Contemporary Music studying under Jon Bishop, Mike Goodman, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci. He has had multiple years of live experience including playing with Paul Gilbert, Seven Decades, both Sam and Jo Brown and his own band Lonely Ocean. Angus has also worked in multiple function bands to help widen his experience and understanding of different genres. He’s also been lucky enough to work in some of the best studios in the country, including British Grove Studios and Metropolis Studios.

Many tutors teach with the mentality of 'correct and incorrect'. This can be frustrating and overwhelming and can put students off at any stage of their musical journey. By encouraging students to overcome their inhibitions and be totally at ease with a guitar, Angus draws out the creative musical language that every student has within them. Individual expression is backed up with solid teaching of technique and theory so that the student builds knowledge with confidence and unique personality. He covers many styles, from Rock to Jazz and has experience teaching a range students at different levels.

Testimonials

“Angus has always been very patient, showing me different ways to learn things and always going at a pace I’m comfortable with. He actually was the inspiration for me in picking up a guitar (having been a bassist beforehand) and continues to be a vital aid in my guitar playing journey.”

Rory Hatfield

“I met Angus while I was studying Audio Production at ACM, helping me with a range of topics from applied technical studies to improvisation. He explains things very clearly and concisely, keeping it to the point. These are important traits in a teacher to ensure one doesn't get overwhelmed when facing these challenges.”

Alex Hollingsworth