Professional Guitar & Music Teacher

Professional Guitar & Music Teacher

5.0 (3)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

Ben Bullett M. is a professional musician, guitar and music theory teacher. 

I have been a private instructor of guitar for 10 years and have taught at various music establishments in Europe including The Academy of Contemporary Music (UK), Fakanas Art School (Greece).  I am proficient as guitarist and guitar teacher in the following styles: Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Country, Fusion, Folk, Acoustic,  Musical Theatre, 

I offer a free 15 minute trial lesson. This will give you an idea of my teaching style. I teach from my own studio, with lots of teaching materials. I use Logic Pro X with guitar software Bias FX 2 which contains thousands of guitar amplifiers, pedals and more. Using Logic Pro X means that I can record anything that we focus on, allowing you to have MP3s to practice and learn with the outside of class. Using the online classroom, I create a virtual environment 100% designed for you to experience a more specialized lesson. I am able to provide PDF resources of lesson content, homework, and further study materials.

Starting my journey as a musician when I  was 11, I eventually studied at one of the UK’s most known conservatoires, The Academy of Contemporary Music and then became a lecturer there after my graduation. 

Having graduated with a bachelor of music degree in guitar performance, I studied under and lectured alongside world-renowned musicians and tutors qualified from Berkeley college of music, musicians institute and more.

My musical career spans across various areas of the industry such as touring and playing globally, performing in musical theater with west end cast, production companies, musicians and pop artists.

Prior Teaching and professional performing Experience and achievements:

Lecturer, The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)
September 2015 – January 2016 (Resigned due to touring commitments)

Employed immediately upon graduation to deliver the Academy’s curriculum as a lecturer in the Performance School. My main responsibilities were mentoring students, either individually or in small tutor groups, in all disciplines across the diploma and degree programs, including instrument tuition (guitar), music theory, aural/ear training, live performance, music business and production. Prior to my appointment, I worked freelance for the Academy during my studies, acting as a representative promoting ACM by presenting at Academy open days, music industry conventions, UCAS events and in schools and colleges.

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Guitar, bass, ukulele tutor, DK music academy
September 2015 – November 2015 (Resigned due to touring commitments)

I began part-time employment with DK Music Academy after completing my degree. During this time I also accepted the position as a Lecturer for the Academy of Contemporary Music. I resigned from DK Music due to professional touring commitments in November and December of 2015.

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​​​​​Private Guitar & Music Theory Tutor
2009 – present

At the age of 16 I began privately teaching guitar in my hometown of Cambridge in the UK. I continued this commitment throughout my time at college and whilst at ACM studying music. After graduating and accepting my position as a lecturer I also began touring but continued to teach privately via Skype and through my YouTube channel and tuition website.  Since 2017 I have been visiting Greece regularly, where I have also performed as a professional musician and continued to teach guitar, bass and theory privately.

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Professional musician
January 2014 – present

Worked for various companies, including Flying Entertainment Ltd, on a self-employed basis touring or as a pit musician in musical theatre and with other shows across the UK and in Greece, including performing alongside West End cast members and musicians. Also corporate agency and function band experience with Warble Entertainment & DK Music Management. Songwriting and collaborating with Greek artists.

Professional Credits:

●  So This Is Christmas 2015 UK Tour w/ Kavana & Gemma Merna (Hollyoaks)

●  Sensation - The Music Of The Who 2016 UK Tour w/ Leanne Jarvis & Mitch Miller (The Voice 2013 & 2015)

●  Lipstick On Your Collar - The UK's 1950's/60's Rock N Roll Band

●  That 80's Rockshow - The Ultimate Tribute To The 80's UK Tour and Channel Islands

 

Musical Theatre Credits:

●  Tommy – Greenwich/London UK 2015
●  Sister Act 2017
●  Cats – UK 2018
●  Dogfight – UK 2017
●  Spring Awakening – London UK 2017
●  Rock Of Ages
●  Hair The Musical (Athens/Greece)                                                
●  Grease The Musical (Athens Greece)

Recording records/TV:

  • Man Vs Machine Pilot Episode (CNN)
  • Living on Universal Denial – Scars/released on the Sound of Everything records

 

Greek acts/artists/songwriting credits:

  • Deejay Nic The Band
  • Given Free Rein
  • Living On Universal Denial (The Sound of Everything records)

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Credentials

Los Angeles, CA 90001
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Paul Van Wymeersch

    ‘Upon meeting Ben, it became clear that his desire to support his students was only matched by his love of music and playing guitar. His insights published via his blog into the inner workings and real life situations faced by young and aspiring performers at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) have become invaluable to the students, the wider online music community and ACM. Paul Van Wymeersch Digital and Marketing Communications Manager The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM

  • Toby Drummond

    "Benjamin is a fantastic guitarist and has been a pleasure to work with at the ACM. Benjamin is certainly a guitarist to look out for in the future” Toby Drummond Professional Drummer ACM Drum Tutor (Shaun Ryder, Seahorses, Ray Davies - West End Productions of Wicked, Billy Elliot, Chicago, Jersey Boys Lion King).

  • Vadim

    Ben has been providing guitar tuition sessions to me with consistently high quality. He is open minded and highly skilled professional, who is capable of bringing music theory knowledge and wealth of practical experience in natural and comfortable way, adapting lessons' pace and discussed material to the student's skills level. Ben is very flexible in the way how sessions are planned and conducted, and makes tuition interactive and educational process. I would recommend getting in touch with Ben and considering him for tuition, should you want to improve your theoretical knowledge, learn new techniques, rectify or sharpen guitar playing skills. For me being a non-professional guitar player, but a person who is passionate about learning how to play the guitar, Ben brought me to another level of knowledge and educated with tips and hints how my playing techniques can be improved and existing mistakes corrected, as well as he highlighted which areas special attention shall be paid to. Having such positive experience as Ben's student, I think professional and skilled guitar players will also find collaboration with Ben being fruitful and advantageous.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I teach from my own studio, with lots of teaching materials for all levels of guitar learning. I use Logic Pro X with guitar software Bias FX 2 which contains thousands of guitar amplifiers, pedals and more. Using Logic Pro X means that I can record anything that we focus on, allowing you to have MP3s to practice and learn with the outside of class. I create an immersive learning environment 100% designed for you to experience a more specialized lesson. I am able to provide PDF resources of lesson content, homework, and further study materials.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Having graduated with a bachelor of music degree in guitar performance, I studied under and lectured alongside world-renowned musicians and tutors qualified from Berkeley college of music, musicians institute. Tutors such as 

My musical career spans across various areas of the industry such as touring and playing globally, recording for TV and film soundtracks,  performing in musical theater with west end cast and writing and contributing to music education websites and publications. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I offer a FREE 15 minute trial lesson. This will give you an idea of my teaching style.


Base Fee: £30 (1 hour lesson)/ £15 (30-minute lesson)/Lesson packages available with discount.


How did you get started teaching?

At the age of 16 I began privately teaching guitar in my hometown of Cambridge in the UK. I continued this commitment throughout my time at college and whilst at ACM studying music. After graduating and accepting my position as a lecturer I also began touring but continued to teach privately via Skype and through my YouTube channel and tuition website. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Having taught students from ages 6 - 60 privately and at renowned music universities, I am aware that everyone learns differently. I have a strong understanding that it is far easier to get the results you want when learning if you particularly enjoy doing so. Therefore I believe I must be positive encouraging at all times. I like to demonstrate skills first to get students excited about learning. I have often found this to be a very effective way. Despite now being 26 years old, I feel I can relate to younger students due to my experience teaching since the age of 16. Due to my professional, attitude and work experience, I can relate adults 100%.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Personally I believe it is a teacher's role to bring the best out of their students and discover what the students wants.

However, I do have some small advice to help kickstart the process.

- Have an idea of what music or songs you like

- Have an idea of which instrument you'd like to learn on

- Make it clear whether or not you want to learn grades/learn for fun or have a specific requirement to meet