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Neil Maunder

Neil Maunder

Tutor Styles

Rock, Grunge, Punk, Alternative, Newwave Punk, Funk, Soul, Motown

Neil is our principal as well as a teacher for our students. He has spent his life working in the music industry, originally as a music lecturer in FE before concentrating solely upon his own businesses.

Neil Maunder set up Maunder’s School Of Music in 2008. Since then, it has grown at a exceptional rate since then, moving quickly from community centre’s to buildings of increasing size before settling upon it’s current location.

Neil’s experience in live music spans across a wide range of platforms from 1998 to present. He has played for tribute shows and numerous professional bands including Manchester grunge/rock band, That’s My Eye. He currently plays with one of the best Weezer tribute bands in the UK as ‘Rivers’, the singer and lead guitarist.  

 

His students include Martin Finnigan (The Rainband), Dave Johnson (Session bassist for The Sugababes along with many other pop acts) and many other music industry professionals. He also has a wide range of beginner’s to advanced students from all walks of life.

Neil is excellent with both beginner and intermediate levels for all styles and with advanced students for his specialist styles. Neil has had a loyal client base for many years. He teaches advanced students in Grunge, Rock, Punk, Pop Punk and Alternative Rock.

Specialist with Autistic Learners

Neil has taught dozens of guitarists with Autism and has developed a method to make the learning experience rewarding. He has taught autistic children, many of which stay for many many years and through experience has now built up a loyal customer list of autistic students.

Neil also teaches 12 string guitar

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Years of playing Experience

30+ Years

Years of teaching experience

Since 2003

Teaching Qualification

PGCE

Teaching experience

Private music teacher since 2003, 15 years of FE lecturing, Taught guitar for music colleges including access to music/Trafford college

Experience with age ranges

5 to 7 yr

Extensive

8 to 11 yr

Extensive

12 to 16 yr

Extensive

Adult

Extensive

Styles of music

Classical

No

Pop

Yes

Rock

Yes/Speciality

Blues

Yes

Metal

Yes

Country

No

Praise/Gospel

Yes

Reggae

No

Funk

Yes

Punk Rock

Yes/Speciality

Alternative

Yes/Speciality

Jazz

Yes

Live playing experience

Played in many original bands from 1998 to present

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

Instruments and Teaching Levels

Guitar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bass

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ukulele

Yes

No

No

Song Writing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Special Needs Teaching

  • Autism – YES – I have taught many children and adults with Autism, some for many years.
  • ADHD – YES – I have taken on a few students with ADHD
  • ADD – NO – Decline to teach ADD students

 

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