Jamie started playing guitar at age 8 influenced by rock idles such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana. He has studied various genres and styles of guitar music and developed skills in blues, jazz, country to the heaviest of metal music. Jamie has also worked as a session musician playing lead/rhythm guitar on a few peoples albums as well as being flown out to Ireland to play in the Christie Hennessy Music Festival. For the last 7 years Jamie has been teaching guitar and enjoys passing on his knowledge to help others play music as well as meeting some great people. Being a sound engineer is another skill Jamie has and he has been working in the Bentwood Essex area for the last 7 years working with bands, artists and even radio stations.
The Westcliff Music Academy is proud to have Jamie as one of our teaching team.
Connor studied at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, founded by Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty. Graduating in 2017 with a BA Hons in Music and have been working and performing professionally as a multi-instrumentalist. Extensive touring experience across the UK, Europe & Africa, with artist's supporting the likes of Lauryn Hill & Laura Mvula, Awarded Montreux Jazz Festival’s European Tour award 2018, associated with Fairmont Hotels.
His personal goal as a teacher is to help the student develop in their chosen instrument whilst also maintaining their love for playing, balancing a focus on technique and theory whilst also having an appreciation for what they enjoy most about playing.
Connor has been playing the guitar and Ukulele since the age of 10, since then have been working professionally as both a bassist and guitarist, performing in all varied styles including, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues, Folk, Electronic & more. He studied up to a grade 7 in popular music through his university course.
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