Talented young musician Kit Hawes from Shaw is now offering guitar tuition in a variety of styles to help get you strumming along to your favourite song in no time.
Kit, 19, right,performs solo and with his band, The Minnesota Twins and was most recently seen in Swindon at the Festival of Literature playing with Will Hodgkinson.
He had his first lessons from his folk guitar-playing mum when he was nine. By the age of eleven, Kit had moved onto an electric guitar and was runner-up in the national Takamine Young Guitarist of the Year competition two years ago, aged 17.
Kit teaches using tablature so there?s no need to be able to read music. He covers all styles from finger picking and folk to rock. Keen to make sure that people are able to improvise as well, he explained, “jamming is really important and, often, classically trained musicians miss out on this.”
Many of Kit?s students are adults who have always wanted to play, and maybe got as far as buying a guitar that?s been collecting dust for a few years. He finds that they learn quickly because they are prepared to put in the practice to get results.
It is also encouraging to know that, even with a few chords under your belt, it?s possible to play along to a pop song. Kit said, “if people want to learn their favourite Oasis song, they can probably pick up the chords and be playing along in a week or so.”
Contact Kit on 875184 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org