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   Lee-Guitar.png LEE DODSON
Guitar, Drums & Keyboard - Individual Lessons

Lee has been playing guitar, bass, drums and keys or over 20 years and has had previous success performing  live and recording with various bands throughout this time.
Aside from his session work between touring, Lee began teaching around 2001 and found it an enjoyable and worthwhile platform to educate and nurture new musicians on their journey into music.
Lee will tailor lessons around every individual and enjoys finding the right musical journey for each and every one of his students!





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Guitar & Singing - Individual Lessons  

Joshua is a professional musician, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He started singing at the early age of five and picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen. Since then he has also added bass guitar, ukulele, keyboards and harmonica to his repertoire. Josh has a wide knowledge of music theory and performance, which he can pass onto his students in a clear and concise way. Josh has been playing in bands for ten years, writing and performing his own music. He has performed at many prestigious venues and events including: The Empress Ballroom, Live on XFM, Portsmouth Guildhall, O2 Academy Islington and many more. There's no place that Josh feels more at home than on the stage, and his wealth of experience has given him the ability to pass on performance tips and advice that will help to unleash the rock star within all of his students. Josh has also recently finished his studies at the London College of Music in which he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. Here he studied a whole range of subjects within the music spectrum, such as: Theory, Music Technology, Performance, Composition, History and Technique. Josh is passionate about music and is honoured to be able to help his students with the progression of their musical journeys.  




    Jack WC EGuitar Academy.jpg JACK COOPER
Guitar, Bass Guitar & Ukulele - Individual Lessons

Jack has been an avid guitar player for 20-years, starting with classical/Spanish guitar at a young age to later explore the worlds of rock, country, metal, jazz-fusion - becoming a true guitar nerd.

With experience teaching all ages, Jack is passionate about focusing on the student's tastes and pushing their abilities to inspire their own musical journey. Outside of Allegro, he plays and records with numerous bands and projects, often transcribing parts for fellow musicians.

He may be a familiar face in Allegro already, working on the shop floor and repairing instruments. In this job, he has gained a confident knowledge of many other instruments; now teaching bass and ukulele to an advanced level, and even taking drum lessons as a way to further his musical knowledge.

 Jack offers an eclectic background of guitar-playing and strives to make lessons fun and rewarding!






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Flute, Clarinet, Sax &Guitar - Individual and Class Lessons

Emma Reed is an experimental musician and songwriter who has been writing lyrics since she could speak and playing woodwinds since the age of four. She was in many bands in her teenage years, culminating in cult indie outfit Ten Tigers which she fronted.  She has since toured Eastern Europe and the UK twice with experimental folk outfit Lost Harbours, who have received repeated airplay on BBC Radio 6 and favourable reviews from The Wire among others. They have released three albums and numerous EPs and their music has been used to soundtrack programmes both on the National Geographic channel and Norwegen TV. They were also commissioned to score a short film about Hadleigh. Emma runs a stage at Leigh Folk Festival and has been organising local gigs for over 15 years, mostly under the banner Culture as a Dare which is also the name of her internet radio show. Recently she has been working on her own material and playing with improvisational band Rock Garden of Chandigarh. This band brings in more jazz and dance elements and she is enjoying the different type of energy.