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Edd Smith - Acoustic, Electric, Bass Guitar & Music Technology Teacher

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Edd is a professional vocalist, guitarist and a tutor for Music Academy for Schools, teaching classical, electric and bass guitar.  Edd also teaches private vocal lessons having been professionally taught by some of the UK’s leading vocal and guitar tutors. Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Popular Music and Music Technology and a teaching diploma.

Edd has been performing at venues across the UK as a vocalist and guitarist for over 15 years; he specialises in modern rock, pop, classical, operatic, jazz and blues.  Edd performs regularly as one half of the successful pop/rock duo, Wildest Dream; performing rock classics as well as original material.

How old were you when you began learning your musical instrument?

I first picked up the guitar when I was 10 years old.  I soon started to play it every day and I still do! Playing inspired me to write my first song when I was 11.  I felt I could express myself through my guitar and it gave me confidence.

What is your favourite part of your job?
Being able to inspire a pupil and hear them play or sing a piece of music they couldn’t previously perform.  I enjoy seeing a pupil progress, achieve grades and develop confidence in their ability.

Do you get nervous when performing?
After all the performances I have done I still get nervous before that first note.  I think a bit of nerves is okay, it’s a sign that you care about the quality of your performance.  Once I start performing my nerves soon settle.

 

 

 

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Send Edd an email: info@music-academy-for-schools.com

Music Academy for Schools LLP, Stapenhill Fields Farm, Rosliston Road South, Drakelow, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. DE15 9UE. 
Tel :  01283 544888       www.music-academy-for-schools.com       info@music-academy-for-schools.com
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