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Cool Gool Music

4.9
(17 reviews)
Southwark, SE16
13 years in business
1 total staff
26 hires on Bidvine
17 reviews
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About Cool Gool Music

Getting private tutorials from a qualified professional is really the most efficient, effective, and rewarding way of learning to play a musical instrument. It beats other means like teaching yourself with free online videos or learn-as-you-go with a few like-minded mates. At Cool Gool Music, I am a performing and recording musician, and also a music tutor specialising in guitar playing. When I was younger, I had the opportunity to learn from a few guitar masters and then later on, I attended the world reknowned Berklee College of Music. I became a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors, introducing guitar examinations in my home country of Malta, while concurrently becoming the main guitar tutor at Euro Academy of Music & Arts in B’Kara. After travelling a fair bit, I eventually settled in London to become a full-time private guitar/bass/ukulele/music theory & composition tutor, mainly within Southwark (or in other centres where there’s a fair amount of interest). Aside from acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, I also teach flamenco, classical guitar, and ukulele, as well as music theory and ear-training. With 29 years experience as a performer and 22 years as a tutor, I’m comfortable with students of all skill levels and ages. I’m well-versed in all musical styles, from ethnic styles to jazz, from pop to metal. I have a qualitative approach ensuring my students are always motivated and curious to learn more; a key to this is maintaining a very enjoyable nature of music throughout my teaching sessions. I can also travel to your home or do lessons online. But the most ideal classes are in my home studio where in addition to a great environment and vibe, you will also have access to my guitars & recording gear to boost your learning abilities and practice. My rates are reasonable and I also offer discounts and rewards for bulk bookings and referrals. You can take a look at my story on Bidvine about Cool Gool Music : https://www.bidvine.com/pro-desk/pro-stories/students-improving-their-skills/ Whether you’re a kid who’s wants to learn guitar as a hobby, or if you’re already an amateur or professional player keen to expand your knowledge and skills, hiring a pro will be the best decision you’ll make, simply as we walked the road already and can only help you in the shortest most effective way. Get in touch with me, and I will help you reach your dream of making great music!

http://www.malcolmcallus.com


Reviews

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Customers told us this pro excelled at work quality, professionalism, value, responsiveness, and punctuality.

Guitar Lessons
Tiago F.'s review on Mar 17, 2019

It great learning from Malcolm. When you learn a lot and don't even notice the time is a amazing experience. I recommend him to everyone how wants to learn how to play guitar and have a good time.

Cool Gool Music
May 24, 2020

Thank you Tiago. Looking frwd to have you back after this crisis is over!


Guitar Lessons
Alex G.'s review on Mar 05, 2019
Cool Gool Music
Sep 29, 2020

Thank you


Guitar Lessons
Karina L.'s review on Jul 31, 2018

So far I've had around 5 months of weekly lessons with Malcolm and I'm extremely happy with my progress . He really is an exceptional teacher, organised, efficient, thorough and supportive. Highly recommended.

Cool Gool Music
Oct 05, 2018

Thanks for your words, and keep putting in the effort. The more you practice the easier it becomes.


Guitar Lessons
Emma O.'s review on Aug 01, 2017

Great teacher. Really understood how to teach people and very organisaed. Highly recommended.

Cool Gool Music
Sep 25, 2017

Thank you


Guitar Lessons
Lindsay L.'s review on May 10, 2017
Cool Gool Music
May 10, 2017

Hi Lindsay, good to hear that! Pls give me a call on 07983868507 so we liase a date to get you started. Malcolm


Guitar Lessons
Tony P.'s review on Dec 04, 2016

I found Malcolm via his website and I was seeing him for a few months to take 1 to 1 guitar lessons. He is very knowledgable and passionate about both music as a whole and guitar playing in particular. What's more important, he really tries to give you the maximum value for your money and time, he is very organised and has created his own curriculum and materials which are all spot on! I had to cease with the lessons temporarily simply because my work wasn't leaving me much time to practice but am intending to return to his tutoring as soon as I stop traveling for work so much. I recommend Malcolm's tutoring services very much! If you have enough time to practice and do the homework he assigns to you, you will advance quickly!

Cool Gool Music
Dec 04, 2016

Thanks for your words, always happy to see people appreciating my love for guitar and music and how to transmit it. Looking frwd to receive you back once your travelling eases out!


Ukulele Lessons
Sally D.'s review on Nov 22, 2016

My 7 year old son has been learning ukulele with Malcolm for around 1 year. He has made good progress and enjoys playing the ukulele. Malcolm is a great teacher.

Cool Gool Music
Nov 22, 2016

Thank you!


Guitar Lessons
Rick D.'s review on Nov 12, 2016

Malcolm is an experienced guitarist and educator who can quickly evaluate skill level and understand how and what to teach. He is organized and methodical and pushes his students. As someone who has played guitar for a long time but has never been disciplined in my practice, I have found Malcom to be a great instructor for me.

Cool Gool Music
Nov 16, 2016

And the sooner you learn how to be self-disciplined, the faster you will improve. Your enthusiasm so far reflects you are on the right track!


Ukulele Lessons
Paul G.'s review on Apr 25, 2016

Malcolm is an amazing music teacher. Through his expert knowledge, he knows exactly when to push you, and when you need more assistance. With this skilled approach, you move along at a pace that is comfortable for your, without ever feeling like you are out of your depth. For anyone who is looking to learn a Guitar or Ukulele, you will find that Malcolm is a fantastic choice. Just don't question his choice in thrash metal.

Cool Gool Music
Apr 25, 2016

Hehe maybe after "This Old Man" we should try some Slayer on ukulele? I am sure your boss would love that!


Guitar Lessons
Valentin K.'s review on Apr 23, 2016

Perfect teacher. Thank you.

Cool Gool Music
Apr 25, 2016

Thanks


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Questions & answers

What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
My lessons are individual : 30min @ £17 & 50min @ £28, yet I also offer blocks of 4 x 50min lessons @£100. group : £72 for 6 lessons, £132 for 12 lessons. I also reward you £11 for each friend starting groups, £17/£28 for each friend starting individual (depending if they book 30 or 50mins)
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
If not a beginner, at the 1st lesson, I will ask you what you know so we don't waste your time repeating it. If a beginner, first we learn some basic steps then get straight into learning some basic songs of your choice.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
I am a very flexible tutor, with experiencing teaching 4 yr old to people in their 60s. Although I am an RGT registered tutor with a Teaching Diploma, this would serve nothing if I did not listen & adapt to different students' needs, which I find to be of outmost necessity when teaching i.e. understanding how each student learns as to simplify my teaching accordingly to their ways.
Do you have tips or advice for someone hiring a pro in your line of work?
Read the pro's reviews from other clients, in my case at the Testimonials section of my website.
What questions should customers have ready before speaking to pros about their project?
The distance in time of their commute as for the tutor to know the exact time to schedule the 1st lesson to their comfort.
What are some good examples of past customers?
Pls read my Testimonials section at my website.
Describe a recent project that went well. Scope? How long did it take?
I work with my students to draw a path they want to achieve, and this varies from playing alone for friends to being a strong asset within a band regularly playing live. This also varies from acoustic to jazz to metal to blues to many a different style my students are interested in.
How did you first get into this line of work?
I started teaching guitar 24yrs ago after 8 yrs of playing it. Back then it was part-time but with time I got more students referring friends or directly finding me on Google, so I quit my office manager job and changed to teaching full-time, as that is what I always wanted to do.

Location

Southwark, SE16

The pro travels up to 2 miles from SE16

This pro delivers their service remotely over the phone or internet

You can travel to this pro at SE16


Business hours

Monday

10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm


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