clark@sunburstmusic.co.uk

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New Music Lesson Website From Sunburst

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Sunburst Music Ltd

Sunburst Music Limited provides daytime and evening structured guitar lessons for the young learner through to the professional musician near Cardiff, Wales. In addition to guitar lessons, Sunburst Music offers support in music composition and music production.

 

Guitar Lessons

  • Electric, acoustic, nylon string and bass guitar lessons.
  • Lessons are structured to suit each individual from primary age pupils to adults playing for the first time.
  • Learners receive bespoke backing tracks, available for download from our website, to help develop note recognition and technique.
  • For the improving and advanced guitarists, grade examinations, performance and teaching diplomas can be undertaken.
  • Or, maybe you wish to just play to learn well known tracks. Styles covered include Rock, Blues, Funk, Pop, and Jazz. Modal improvising and acoustic chord melody arrangements are also covered.
 

Music Composition

  • Technical aspects from scales, sight reading and theory are covered in a constructive and 'hands on' way, enabling beginners to compose a short musical phrase in the first instance.
  • Intermediate and advanced players are able to develop lead guitar solos for modern graded examinations, with help given on a range of musical matters and chords.
  • Advice is also available, based on many years experience, to ‘GCSE’ and ‘A’ level music students.
 

Music Production

  • Using the latest Apple Macintosh technology and a range of cutting edge music software; learners are able to record their developing music ideas and compositions.
  • From a simple riff or phrase to an intricate solo, ideas however large or small can be captured, which can be developed week by week.
  • Music Technology can be studied as a separate topic, with advice given on recording and production techniques. Learners studying for ‘A’ level Music Technology at school or college can also be given extra help.

About Us

 

Location:

Lessons take place in Creigiau: a quiet, semi rural location in South Wales, five minutes from junction 34 of the M4 and ten minutes from the A470 near Pontypridd. Situated on the outskirts of Cardiff, within easy access of Ton Teg, Llantwit Fardre, Church Village, Radyr, Fairwater, Pentyrch, Llantrisant, Miskin, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Cowbridge and Bridgend.

 

Clark Ellis (LRSL – G.I.T hons)

I am a qualified guitar teacher, with twenty years experience. Throughout this time, my lessons have evolved to keep abreast with changes in teaching style and technology. I have worked as a peripetetic teacher teaching all ages in primary and comprehensive schools in the South Wales area including Cardiff, Bridgend, Pontypridd, LLantrisant, Talbot Green and Pontyclun. I pride myself on the success of many of my former pupils who have become professional musicians.

To gain my initial guitar qualification I was lucky enough to secure a place at one of the most reputable guitar institutes in the world, in Los Angeles. This enabled me to work with and develop my skills alongside some highly regarded musicians and tutors.

For over twelve years I worked for Rockschool Limited in a capacity as an external examiner in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals. This enabled me to assess standards, liaise with other examiners/ educationalists and work flexibly with the rock school board in scheduling examinations. For four years I worked as chief examiner for AX Music Wales, helping to develop an examination system and criterion which has full OFQUAL accreditation.

For the past ten years I have organised a 'Summer Guitar School' at a local primary, which helps to maintain motivation for the learner as well as improve on skills.

Over the past ten years I have co-written seven guitar books and written accompanying backing tracks, which have been received positively and led to progressive examination success.

Throughout my career I have held a fully enhanced CRB certificate.