a few words about me
Adrian Doyle – Guitar Teacher
I am an experienced guitar and bass teacher who has been involved in music since the age of 8.
I started out learning the violin and within 2 years was accepted into the Edinburgh Primary Schools Orchestra. Although we were only little, we played at major venues including the Usher Hall and Yehudi Menuhin School in Edinburgh. I also learned to play the guitar and piano, more for my own amusement. It was mainly through playing the violin that I learned music and also aquired my grades.
At secondary school, I continued with the violin at school and was leader of my school orchestra at 15 (The Royal High School, Edinburgh). I played in the Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra and performed concertos every term with both of these orchestras at, again, Usher Hall and Yehudi Menuhin but also as far afield as the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.
Through my school years, I also played the guitar and piano and even sang in the choirs (when they let me).
On leaving school my focus shifted to the guitar and I formed my first band at 18. We played mainly rock’n’roll. I composed about half of the songs we played.
Since then, I have played in a number of bands, mainly functions bands and tribute bands.
Music has always featured as an important part of my life.
Guitar Teaching and Related Qualifications
As well as playing experience, I hold a number of qualifications. For teaching guitar, I hold a DipLCM(TD) from the London College of Music. I also hold a Masters degree in Business Administration, BSc(Hons) in Computer Science and various other diplomas.
I have been teaching guitar and bass for around 10 years now.
I have been a member of the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) for a number of years.
I teach all styles, classical, electric and acoustic and follow the requisite grades syllabuses. I have put forward students for grade exams from the RGT rock and acoustic, Trinity classical and Rock School syllabuses. I can also put forward students for ABRSM classical grades, if required. All my students have passed, most with merit or distinction. I also coach students through the ABRSM theory books.
I have an up to date CRB.