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Alisdair's Music Teaching Background

I have successfully taught many students world-wide; privately, in workshops, schools, colleges and universities. Many of my private students are long-term, study with me over a number of years, perform semi-professionally and maintain a career in another field. Some of them have become well known performers with Universal Music Group (UMG) and  other independent/smaller labels, and others teach. (There are a number of former students of mine who teach in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area). Some just play for fun!  I have prepared students for college, university and conservatory entry and have adjudicated exams.  I use material from and have prepared students for the following exams:

New York State School Music Association (USA)
Associated Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music (UK/Worldwide)
Rock School (UK/Worldwide)
Guildhall School Of Music (UK/Worldwide)
Trinity College Of Music/ Rock School Exams (UK/Worldwide)
London College Of Music/Registry Of Guitar and Bass Tutors (USA/UK).

My Music Qualifications

Master Fine Arts in Jazz Performance (State University Of New York, USA)
Associated Board Royal Schools of Music (London, UK) Violoncello & Double Bass
Guildhall School of Music (London, UK) Plectrum Guitar


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