Mikey Shine is a professional musician (previously playing with the Happy Mondays) and has been teaching Guitar and Bass since 2006 for all levels of expertise from beginner to expert. He has a loyal and expanding group of students of all ages and abilities.
Lessons are designed to be enjoyable and fun, They are individually tailored to the students musical preference and ability and structured to include guitar technique, improvement in proficiency, musical appreciation, composition, performance and recording techniques. Mikey can also help with information on the management and organisation of performances and stage craft.
Mikey is passionate about music and hopes students share his love for the instrument and commit to practicing outside the lessons to ensure that they progress at an optimum pace and gain the most benefit from the lessons.
Mikey is available for lessons on Tuesdays andSaturdays at the Academy.
Mike has been teaching here at the Academy since September 2014 and has quickly gained a lot of loyal students of all ages and abilities. He has been playing for 17 years and teaches all styles, but specialises in rock and metal.
He will use Rockschool and Trinity Rock & Pop for those wanting to take exams.
He is a graduate of Clarendon College Nottingham, with a BND in Popular Music.
Mike formed the metal band Deadfall, performing around the UK including at Bloodstock Festival.Deadfall often opened for well known metal bands (such as Exodus and INME), and worked with record companies and established producers on a variety of projects. Independently, Mike has produced albums for numerous bands, and has worked as a mixing engineerthroughout the UK and EU.
He teaches at the Academy on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Chris fell in love with music at an early age and began studying guitar at age 10. He followed his passion to The Academy of Contemporary Music (BaHons) where he discovered a zeal for teaching.
Having taught for the UK's largest independent music school, 'The Rock Project' and worked as a high level teaching assistant before becoming a secondary school classroom teacher specialising in Music and Drama, Chris has extensive subject knowledge and experience in teaching.
Specialising in blues, gypsy jazz, jazz, rock and country but comfortable in most styles, Chris can tailor individual lessons to an individuals needs. Rather than spending time learning songs, Chris prefers to provide students with the skills they need to learn independently. Grades 1-8 can also be offered through Rock School.
Chris teaches at the Academy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
Ed first picked up the guitar at the age of 13. A quick learner, he practiced day and night, training his ears and learning album after album of rock,metal, punk, ska, pop, and many other genres of music. Keen to crack on, Ed began jamming in bands and soon found himself gigging at the age of 14. Throughout the next 5 years he balanced gigging most weeks, recording EPs and music lessons at college until at the age of 19, he embarked on his first UK tour. Ed continued touring with various bands for the next 7 years playing many of the well known venues throughout the UK until joining the band Toseland in September 2013.
In the 3 years since, the band has traveled the uk on many headline tours in support of their 2 albums. They have also supported the likes of Staus Quo, Reef, Sebastian Bach, Micheal Monroe. This year has seen the band complete 2 weeks in Europe with Black Stone Cherry throughout February. The band have just returned from Italy and Germany opening up for Deep Purple in arenas.
Besides gigging, Ed has been teaching guitar for 11 years privately and in local schools. He is available to teach electric/acoustic/bass guitar.
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