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White Dog Music

5.0
(9 reviews)
Woking District, GU21
15 years in business
1 total staff
9 reviews
This pro typically replies within 11 mins

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Guitar Lessons

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About White Dog Music

I​ am a London Music School graduate with 15+ years teaching experience. During my time teaching guitar, bass guitar, drums & vocals (and some beginners piano). I have worked for many organisations including; The Berkshire Meastro's - Formally The Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, Music 4 Slough, The Rock & Pop Project and Bracknell & Wokingham Council (STARS). I have also taught in the following schools as a peripatetic: Charters (Ascot), Garth Hill (Bracnell), Strodes 6th Form (Egham), Farnborough College (Farnborough), Yately School (Yately), Leighton Park (Reading), Sandhurst Comprehensive (Sandhurst) and many more. ​

https://www.whitedogmusic.co.uk


Reviews

5.0

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

Drum Lessons
Amanda W.'s review on Aug 06, 2020

My son has been coming to Simon for quite a few years, first for guitar lessons and now for drumming. Simon has a really good rapport with the students he works with and is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of music playing and teaching.


Drum Lessons
Joanne D.'s review on Aug 06, 2020

Simon teaches both of my sons, one on the drums and one guitar. They started with him when they were 7 and 9 and they instantly loved their lessons. He is extremely good at coaching them through the inevitable frustrations of learning an instrument and manages to inspire and challenge them. I thoroughly recommend him.


Drum Lessons
Daniel N.'s review on Aug 05, 2020

Simon is a very approachable tutor who had a great way of interacting (in our case) with children. Whilst lessons are clearly better face to face, Simon has made great efforts to provide what is actually a very good remote tutoring service during tough Coronavirus times for everyone.


Guitar Lessons
Paula J.'s review on Jul 27, 2020

Simon has been teaching my son guitar for many years. He has been a great mentor to him and has a vast knowledge of music. Simon is supportive, approachable and always responds quickly to emails/texts. Thanks largely to Simon, my son is soon to take his grade 6 guitar exam and is going to study at the ACM college in Guildford. During the lockdown, Simon has been doing the lessons online for £15 per session. The lessons are half hourly. Simon is very professional and organised and I would recommend him without hesitation.


Guitar Lessons
Tom D.'s review on Jul 25, 2020

Simon has been teaching my children electric guitar and bass for the past year. His musical knowledge and teaching ability is first class. He explains things very clearly and patiently and as a result his students make excellent progress. Highly recommended.


Drum Lessons
Selina W.'s review on Jul 24, 2020

Simon is an AMAZING music tutor. Over the last few years he has tutored both my daughter and son in guitar and drums. Over the recent period he has continued with online lessons meaning the situation did not affect my Sons progress. I would highly recommend him to anybody who is looking for a music tutor .. the lessons are of quality and are good value price wise. My daughter has now gone of to Uni but my son loves his lessons and finds them engaging!


Guitar Lessons
Ann-Mari T.'s review on Jul 24, 2020

Simon has endless patience with his students - he’s very adaptable and responsive when there is something particular they want to try, and his positive energy is infectious. I have listened to him teach consistently for years and have seen the way he inspires and encourages his students. Simon is totally committed to providing the best tuition possible and never stops learning himself. He is dedicated and driven to excel in multiple instruments, leading by example at all times. He is particularly gifted when dealing with children and adults with Special Educational Needs, always treating them with respect and a touch of fun. I genuinely hold that you will not find a better teacher if you were to pay twice as much - and that his students are really lucky to have him. I had bass lessons with Simon (they are not listed below!)


Guitar Lessons
J D.'s review on Jul 19, 2020

We highly recommend White Dog Music! Simon is knowledgeable, professional and great with his clients, young and old! Our son looks forward to his lesson every week. Not only is this because he loves playing the instrument but mainly due to Simon’s relaxed, friendly and enthusiastic teaching! Thank you Simon!


Guitar Lessons
Deborah M.'s review on Jul 19, 2020

My son loves his guitar lessons with Simon, he started as a complete beginner and is now an accomplished player. Simon keeps him engaged and has really encouraged his love of playing and to always push a bit harder. I wholeheartedly recommend Simon if you are looking for a music teacher.


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Questions & answers

What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
Lessons run half term by half term and in line with the school timetable, typically each half term is 5, 6 or 7 weeks. I teach each student once a week and am happy to be flexible if students require longer lessons. I teach face to face in the Finchampstead (Wokingham) and Woking areas. Students from other areas can take online lessons.
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
The process that I use for the first (and every lesson) is very simple. We pick up our instruments and we play! Typically for beginners we also take some time at the beginning of the first lesson to learn about the instrument as well.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
I am a London Music School graduate and have 10+ years teaching experience including 1000's of private students and including school based teaching.
Do you have tips or advice for someone hiring a pro in your line of work?
Yes, hire me!
What questions should customers have ready before speaking to pros about their project?
Simon, do you have any availability?
What are some good examples of past customers?
I have a number of reviews from my clients, you can see these below.
Describe a recent project that went well. Scope? How long did it take?
They all go well, I have a 100% grade pass rate across guitars and drums!
How did you first get into this line of work?
Sorry, we don't have enough time...

Location

Woking District, GU21

This pro delivers their service remotely over the phone or internet


Business hours

Monday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Friday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sunday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm


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