Since graduating with a first class honours degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music in 2014, I have been performing as a professional musician throughout the United Kingdom and teaching guitar, both privately and in music schools.
I started playing the guitar at age ten and I have studied many playing styles, leading me to develop a fluid, natural style and a versatile technique, which I have more recently applied to other instruments, such as the Mandolin, Lute and Lap Steel. As a teenager I passed, with distinction, Grade 8 Electric Guitar, Grade 8 Classical Guitar and Grade 6 Music Theory.
As a teacher, I have several years experience teaching one-to-one instrumental lessons in the guitar to students of various ages and abilities, both in music schools an privately. My students have achieved distinction when taking guitar examinations, which I am very proud of. Additionally, I am passionate about playing and performing music, which I have gained much experience in by playing in bands around the country, as well as working with songwriters and producers.
This is all experience and knowledge I can pass on to my students. I like to base my lessons around what the student would like to learn, whilst teaching all the fundamental techniques and elements of music and playing, making the lessons fulfilling and enjoyable.
Having recently moved to London, I am looking to further my career.
Enhanced DBS certificate and written references from previous music schools can be provided.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Popular Music Degree (Leeds College of Music)
Distinction Grade 8 Electric Guitar
Distinction Grade 8 Classical Guitar
Distinction Grade 6 Music Theory
Enhanced DBS Checked
Music, Music Tech, ICT A-Levels (A Grades)
Performs with 'That Joe Payne' (Voted best male vocalist in Prog Magazine)
Performed on John Holden's 'Capture Light' Album alongside Oliver Wakeman and Billy Sherwood of Yes. Vote second best album of 2018 by ProgZilla Radio
Session Experience and Credits Include: Mark Hadfield (Multiplatinum Songwriter/Producer) with Louise Setara (X-Factor 2018)
"I have had the pleasure of having Oliver Day as a guitar tutor at my Music School (Clearwater) since early 2016. On first meeting Oliver at the interview, I knew he would fit in with our team right away. His knowledge of music combined with his friendly demeanour made for the perfect combination to teach at our modern school.
Oliver is an exceptionally talented musician, is open and friendly but in a professional manner and was an asset to our team. His way of teaching our students (of all ages) worked brilliantly within our school and we’ve seen his students progress at a fantastic pace, completing grades and performing at exciting events.
Oliver has always been on time, put every effort into making his lessons interesting and engaging and will be very much missed by his students and our fellow tutors and team. We wish him every success in his career and would most welcome a chat over the phone if the further reference is needed. We could not speak more highly of Oliver and any company would be lucky to have him on board." - Becci Flint (Clearwater Music, Brinscall)
"For almost four years Oliver Day was retained by us to teach our students all aspects of guitar playing. During that time he successfully demonstrated his musical ability, teaching skills and versatility as he taught pupils of all ages and levels of ability, ranging from quite young children up to mature adults, and from absolute beginners to advanced players.
In addition to the high quality of his teaching, Mr Day's regular attendance and accurate timekeeping, which are essential attributes in this kind of work, have been impeccable, Mr Day also proved himself to be an extremely popular teacher, not only with all of his pupils in general but also with the parents of the younger ones, since they are permitted to be present during their children's lessons, and therefore could witness at first hand the beneficial effects of Mr Day's teaching.
A change in career direction was the reason Mr Day gave us for leaving Heylings Music. He had decided to devote more time to the performing aspect of guitar playing, and to pursue this ambition more effectively, he had decided to relocate to the South. Pupils and members of staff alike were sorry to see him leave." - William Bowden (Heylings Music, Chorley)
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].