The inimitable Mr B playing his unique take on the George Formby classic… Originally posted 2015-06-19 23:00:39.
I've known Nat for about three years now, I started attending guitar lessons when I was fourteen and I switched to bass the next year. Nat has been extremely flexible in planning lessons around what I wished to learn and was patient throughout my learning, which was incredibly helpful as I didn't come naturally or exceptionally quickly to music. He is a very down-to-earth guy and on top of that is an absolutely brilliant teacher who helped me build up my repertoire of theoretical and practical music and bass skills and he is a bloody good musician too, which helps. Might I add that he also makes a mean cup of tea! I'd recommend Nat for just about any casual, amateur or the more full-time and hardcore music students.
I had a very specific requirement regarding my guitar tuition which transcended beyond learning to play songs and towards the development of an individualistic style based on established styles and techniques. Though hard to explain, Nat got this immediately and tailored an individualized learning programme that is producing some fantastic creative results. The greatest challenge is confining such inspired teaching and learning within the hour session.
I found Nat to be a great teacher for the piano. I'd never played one before and Nat guided me through all the theory, terminology and practicality with great patience and explanation. I felt my skill with piano building quickly and he also used the guitar to transfer information I wasn't quite understanding through piano which helped as I have some experience playing guitar. Unfortunately I had to move from London but I hope my next tutor is as good as Nat. I would highly recommend him to any beginner, intermediate or anyone in search of new techniques or styles.