Tuition

Our goal is to inspire musicians! Whether you're a beginner looking to start, or a hobbyist broadening your horizons we aim to cater to your musical desires with a fun, smart, safe, and educated approach to music.

We accept students of all ages, ability levels and needs, from toddler to adult, beginner to advanced musician. We're here to educate, motivate and mentor you every step of the way. Read about our talented teachers listed below for lessons in guitar, bass, drums and more. 
Give us a ring to discuss their availability and to secure a lesson date!

 

Get in touch on 01701470370

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Monday to Friday

Billy currently tutors over forty students of all ages and capabilities and aims to help you reach your goals in a fun, enthusiastic and well structured way. Whether you want to pass your graded exams, headline Glastonbury or simply want to learn for fun, MGT is here to help. Having taught neighbours and friends from a very young age, Billy decided to start teaching full time in the summer of 2013. Since then MGT has grown into the leader for guitar tuition in the Southend area, with students going on to study music at university and form bands and gig, with some having even signed record deals!

Choose from full or half-hour lessons concentrating on every aspect in-depth, from technique to style, and learn how to play your favourite songs and achieve all of your guitar playing ambitions. Expect one-to-one, personalised guitar lessons specifically tailored to suit you, with a clear structured path to aid your development. 100% pass completion rate with Rockschool grade exams 1-8.

 

 


 



Mondays

Mark has toured the UK & Europe with the likes of Emiliana Torrini & Pauline Taylor(Faithless and has played on sessions for Simon Davies, Jim Wilson, Rimes and currently plays with Holler For Mary. He Plays classical, acoustic & electric guitar, blues, folk, rock and also plays bass in many styles. Mark also writes and composes music for bands and musical soundtracks for short stories.

Mark also teaches at the YMCA and is a peripitetic guitar tutor for Southend Music Services, is fully CRB checked, and has the CT ABRSM & PTTLS qualifications.

 

 


 



Thursdays

Daniel is a friendly and easy-going teacher who bases lessons solely on the needs of the student. With over ten years experience, teaching a wide variety of learners, he is able to adapt lessons to ensure learners of all abilities gain greatly from their lessons. As a regular guitar teacher in both junior and senior schools he has a thorough understanding of beginners needs and of this young age group inparticular.

As an examiner for one of the leading guitar exam boards, RGT, he is in a unique position to assist those wishing to take grade exams right through to degree level diplomas. However, he is also happy to help guitar players who purely want to learn their favourite songs.

As a performer, Daniel plays frequently on the local circuit and has also played with some of the country's finest musicians including Jason Rebello (Sting), Ian Thomas (Eric Clapton) and Laurence Cottle (Black Sabbath).

 

 

James Maltby

 



Saturdays

James is an accomplished guitarist currently studying jazz and commercial guitar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Adam Goldsmith, Mike Outram and Colin Oxley. Having played guitar for over twelve years, he has covered an array of styles including rock, pop, jazz and classical in both live and studio settings. He has worked extensively with theatre groups at Southend’s Palace Theatre and across London in productions including Hairspray, The Who’s, Tommy and Legally Blonde. He also composes music for his own jazz septet and solo guitar.

James can offer tuition in electric and acoustic guitar as well as other stringed instruments such as ukulele and mandolin. He gained a distinction in grade eight guitar and has experience of teaching the syllabus in addition to covering music theory and songwriting. Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking to build on your existing knowledge or a complete beginner, James can tailor his tuition to suit your individual needs and interests, offering lessons that are enjoyable and rewarding.

 

 


 



Sundays

Alex is a professional musician working in the Essex and London area, teaching at various schools. He provides one-to-one guitar lessons, performs various styles of music live and is a working session musician in the studio too. Alex teaches electric, acoustic and classical guitar to students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of ability.

Alex Studied Music at Brunel University and with John Parricelli at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Master of Music Degree in Jazz Guitar. Played with Martin Speake, Gerard Presencer, Martin Hathaway, Mick Hutton and many other jazz luminaries. Played at the Purcell Room in the Royal Festival Hall and jammed at Ronnie Scott’s.

 

 


 



Sundays

Jazz is a music teacher with 6 years teaching experience in the Leigh on Sea area. He is a multi instrumentalist who specialises in both piano and guitar as well as ukulele. He has experience teaching primary level at an outstanding local school in both 1-2-1 and group lessons. He is able to teach a range of abilities from beginner to advanced and is able to give the confidence and belief needed when learning an instrument by using a patient manner and catering lessons specifically for students in order to help them move at their own pace.

Jazz also runs a thriving local record label and is a member of the band Asylums, he has had a number of singles played on BBC Radio 1, Radio X, BBC 6music and has been fortunate enough to tour with a variety of well known acts as well as playing a number of major festivals in UK and Europe such as Glastonbury, Reading and Isle of Wight. With two albums under his belt he is able to bring knowledge and experience of the creative process to students to guide them as to how their skills can be applied should they choose to pursue music as a career.

 

 


 



Tuesday Friday and Saturdays

John is an experienced drummer having received tuition throughout his childhood, achieving honours at grade 8 and studying Contemporary Music at the Colchester Institute. Choosing to specialise in teaching, he continued his studies at London City College gaining a Distinction in the Trinity College ATCL Teaching Diploma.

John continued his drum kit studies under the guidance of international session guru Neil Martin (lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music, London). He is a keen percussionist and has recently returned from a trip to the Moroccan Sahara to study traditional percussion patterns with the Bedouin.

John continues to play for a number of artists and bands. Recent activities include sessions on radio and at Abbey Road Studios, festival gigs and a recording project for critically acclaimed author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy, Fever Pitch).

 

 


 



Wednesdays

Ben's lessons focus on how to make music using the bass guitar as a tool. Each lesson will contain useful information about harmony, rhythm and improvisation. He is keen to impart not just practical knowledge, but the theory behind why music works the way it does and it's relation to the bass. Common features in lessons include, learning songs (or specific parts of songs), ear training, some technique-related things, scales, chord tones and more. His teaching style is friendly and very encouraging. All ability levels are welcome.

Ben has been playing the electric bass since age 11 and has had an exciting and varied musical career to date. He has played with many respected musicians including John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Stephane Grappelli), Reg Webb (Lenny Kravitz, Suzi Quatro) and Mark Nightingale (Cleo Laine) to name a few. Ben has played to thousands of people at open-air concerts and festivals, played many intimate jazz gigs and performed at countless functions and corporate events up and down the country. He enjoys performing / recording with and composing for 'Solar', a jazz funk originals band of which he is a part.

Ben teaches both group sessions as well as one to one private lessons.

 

 


 



Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Molly Christian is a pianist with over 10 years playing experience. With Grade 8 Piano and Grade 5 Theory qualifications she is also currently studying a BA hons in Music Education at the Colchester Institute.

Molly has been teaching for a number of years to a variety of ages and abilities and takes care in providing bespoke lessons, adapting them to the needs of the student. Avalibility Monday - Wednesday mornings/afternoons & Saturdays

 

 

Tuition Pricing

£15 per ½ hour   |   £30 per hour

The above tuition days for each of our tutors may vary, if you have any other availability requirements don't hesitate to get in touch!

 

Get in touch on 01701470370

Download the tuition brochure