I’m a composer by trade with experience in creating film scores, jingles, and catchy songs, in a wide range of popular, period, and world genres.
Before transitioning to composition, I was a full time musician for several years, playing mostly guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and percussion.
This experience gives me a more comprehensive approach, where you’re not just learning to play an instrument, but you’re learning how music works, and how to apply that skill set to a range of musical tools.
Lessons are catered for the individual in a fun and relaxed environment, involve an exploration of music and the brain, how to create catchy music, how to be an effective musician, and how to record and produce your own music.
I also guest lecture at degree level.
“What Gav showed me was guitar is much more about learning scales and technique, its about something much deeper that all starts with rhythm.
We had much discussion about this and the origins of music that really hit home with me. After our few short lessons I have a new enthusiasm for guitar. I would highly recommend Gav for a deeper insight into music!”
– Ron D
“Gav has been teaching my son bass, piano, and drums for a number of months. My son thoroughly enjoys these sessions and really looks forward to them weekly. I have found Gav to always be extremely flexible in adapting lessons at short notice to accommodate my son’s autistic way of doing things. In addition Gav is happy to discuss a wide range of musical styles and is helping my son to develop his understanding and appreciation of music in general.
I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
– Paula D
“Gav is a brilliant guitarist who understood my skill level and where to progress too. He wasn’t patronizing or clock watching or anything like that.
It was a very relaxed atmosphere where it was comfortable to just play and learn.
I would highly recommend Gav as a teacher for anyone!”
– Ruzeen F