Danilo R - tutor

Danilo R
Tutor in Honor Oak, South East London


£35.00 / hour

Modern Acoustic and Electric Guitar Lessons

I have been teaching for years, worked with students of different ages and musical styles, in schools and as a private teacher. My lessons are intended to develop skills as improvisation, performance, theory, reading, technique and to study in deep differt style such as blues, rock, jazz, pop, expanding student own potentiality.

My teaching philosophy is that learning music should be an inspiring, motivating, fun and exciting experience. My lessons are focused on each student that should find out and follow his own natural predisposition to reach his goals and my job is helping him to do that.

Feel free to contact me for any question, I will try to meet your needs.


Something about me:

I was born in 1985, in Italy. I've been playing guitar since I was eleven years old when I got my first one. I like all good music, most of all I play rock, blues and jazz. After some classical studies for a short time, I turned into modern and jazz studies at age of 14 about, with the well know italian guitar teacher, arranger and composer Giancarlo Perna. At that time I started to be involved in different pop and rock/blues bands taking gigs around. Also, I played for a few years in a r'n'b/funky band.

In 2013, I was on the stage with American singer-songwriter, actress and model, based in Long Island (NY), Meredith O'Connor and her band for some shows in New York City area (at venues as the Sullivan Hall, Greenwich Village-Manhattan and the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Long Island).

In the same period I took few lessons with very famous NYC based guitarists Jonathan Kreisberg and Adam Rogers.

In march 2015, I graduated in Jazz Guitar at the Conservatory of Music "San Pietro a Majella" in Naples (Italy) and, then, I moved to London.

During last years, I played in bands of different genres, from blues-rock to swing. Now I am playing in a blues/jazz trio, a rock/jazz 4et and in a duo, performing in clubs and festivals.

Just as a main guide, here is my didactic program.

I Level
Instrument: basic theoretical concepts, correct positions, mechanical exercises, techniques (intervals, triads and chord shapes, scales);
Basic elements of music theory and reading;
Music history: analysis of the most important musicians and musical styles that have followed over time;
Repertories: preparation and execution of songs chosen with the student during classes and lessons from different musical genres.

II Level
Study of the major musical languages (blues/rock/jazz): learn to express themselves with sufficient knowledge in these fundamental languages, both in terms of accompaniment and those of soloist;
Rhythm guitar;
Technical and mechanical of the instrument;
Ear-traning: listening, analysis and transcription of the musical language;
The sound of the guitar, amplification systems, analog and digital effects processors, fundamentals of acoustics, how to record a guitar;
Harmony and Theory: harmonization of the scale, study of various modal scales and relationships between scale/chord, study of all scales.

III Level
Techniques of improvisation (advanced study);
Harmony: study of the relationship “scale/chord”, modal music;
Ear training;
Interplay, playing in an ensemble (group lessons): playing with other musicians in different formations (various music genres), arrangement of the songs.

Methods and books used
  Berklee series "A Modern Method For Guitar" Vol 1, 2, 3 William Leavitt;
Ongarello, preliminary course of jazz improvisation;
Ongarello, Basic techniques;
Robben Ford, Rhythm Blues;
Robben Ford, Blues;
RockSchool & Trinity College Of London books.
Other notes and american methods delivered or given during class.

Material needed for home study and tuition
Metronome, two large music notebooks, music stand, picks of different thickness, tuner (optional).


Reviews and References

There are 2 reviews or references for Danilo.

Written by Summer J

Really good with my son

So far so good, our first proper lesson,he's very encouraging to my son, excellent teaching skills
Guitar (Intermediate)
Friendly and encouraging
Written by Annette M

Great first lesson

I found Danilo very friendly. He explained himself really well in an easy to understand way to an absolute beginner like me. Have lots of good practice to work on.
Guitar (Intermediate)
Will be booking another lesson

Education and Qualifications

Danilo's education and qualifications are listed below.


Conservatory of Music "San Pietro a Majella" of Naples, Italy.
Jazz Guitar
I Level



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