My professional life in music has been evenly split between performing and teaching. I hold university degrees in Music and Literature, so my experience of more than thirty years in performance and teaching has been built on solid foundations that I have continued to enrich through the many encounters I have been fortunate to have had along my musical journey.
I offer lessons for cittern (early music and traditional music) and fingerstyle guitar for intermediate to advanced players. I can help you with everything from technique to arranging.
I have been teaching cittern and guitar for a long time, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that learning should be fun. Style and repertoire doesn’t matter as long as we approach it with the right attitude – that together we’re going to become more expressive musicians, and have fun doing it.
Lessons are tailored to each student’s individual needs and aspirations. Students often chose to learn via music and musicians they admire, and from my own experience this can be a very effective method, as it allows you to develop a repertoire while giving you a springboard for further investigation of technique and music theory if that interests you.
I know that my relationship with music generally, and the cittern and guitar in particular, have had a positive influence on my life. Studying music and improving as a musician has never failed to make me feel happy and fulfilled.
I no longer teach beginners, preferring to work with folks who already have the fundamentals and are eager to expand their horizons. I offer one free lesson for us to see whether studying with me is right for you. If you’re going to be taking lessons online, it also gives us the chance to sort out any connection issues.
I offer face-to-face lessons at my home studio in Porto as the public health situation allows.
Currently I am mostly doing online lessons via Skype or Zoom.
Please get in touch if you have any queries.
50-minute lessons in my studio or online are charged at €25.
I also offer home visits in and around Porto, but If I come to you there is
an extra charge to cover time and travel.
Please note: 48 Hour cancellation notice is required
Please try to give me as much cancellation notice as possible.
If you do need to cancel, please call, text or email at least 48hrs before
the scheduled lesson. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hrs notice
must be paid for in full.