Geoff Sinker started playing the guitar at 13, and by the age of 16, he was performing in bands in his local area of Bolton and Manchester. Always hungry to learn and expand his musical knowledge he studied under some of the foremost teachers at the time.
He spent the 80’s honing not only his performance and technical skills but also his teaching abilities.
As well as performing in various rock bands he started teaching in various schools and academies including Kent County Schools where he was employed as their first contemporary music instructor for the guitar.
In the late 80’s he relocated to London, working in recording studios recording and doing session work during the daytime and playing live in the numerous bars and clubs in the evenings. He also set up his own private teaching company. As his experience working in studios grew he began to record music for advertising and marketing companies, and small radio stations. As well as his teaching role he worked as a session musician recording music for record companies including Virgin Records and Acid Jazz.
In the 90’s he made the bold step of moving to Florida. Where he focused on teaching, working privately and also in schools in the Orlando region. During that time, he was lucky to meet some great musicians that encouraged him to continue his own personal studies and grow his musical knowledge.
As one who loves to travel and see new places, he decided that his next stop would be Panama. A great place to learn Jazz and amazing Latin Rhythm. He really enjoyed his time down there and worked some wonderful bars and clubs. It felt like everyone wanted to learn to play the guitar, young and old.
Next stop was Dubai. Here he focused 100% on teaching. It was actually in Dubai that he started offering Skype Guitar lessons to students based in the Middle East, now he spends more time in front of a computer than he does in the classroom. His love for teaching and exploring new technology means he can bring new and interesting ideas to his lessons.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
I hold a Licentiate degree in Instrument and Vocal Teaching from the Trinity College Of London. I also have a grade 8 in Guitar
I have taught in various schools and academies in the UK, USA Florida, Panama, and Dubai
I have helped students study and pass the guitar graded exams including Trinity Rock & Pop and Rockschool
I have performed in bars and clubs around the world in venues like The Hard Rock Cafe
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