Tony Watterson Music Tuition                                                0161 434 1933

About Tony Watterson

 

Married with children of my own, I am a patient teacher who tries to make each lesson an enjoyable experience and will always endeavour to incorporate pupils' ideas and music choices into the music course.

I include music theory as I believe that learning to read music really isn't that hard and will benefit all your playing.

If your aim is to play in public, with my vast gigging experience I can advise on stage presentation, microphone technique and how to overcome those "pre-performance nerves!"

I offer a free no obligation half-hour lesson so that we can discuss your requirements and get you started.

My fee for an hour lesson is £25 but longer or shorter lessons are available.  I am available for lessons during the day as well as in the evening.

 

I am a gigging musician/entertainer (performing under the name of Tony Marchell) with over 40 years experience of entertaining in all types of music and venues, as well as over 20 years teaching experience.

I first walked onto a stage at the tender age of nine playing the harmonica in a school production.  At age 11, I started accordion and guitar lessons.  At age 13, I won the under 14's Northern Area Accordion competition and then achieved eighth place in the All Britain later that year.

By the age of 16, I was playing the guitar and accordion in various bands entertaining in pubs and clubs (my Dad was our manager and roady/driver.)  I went "solo" by the time I was 18 and turned professional aged 20.

During my career I have worked many summer seasons in Blackpool, seasons at Butlins and other holiday camps, and have travelled all over the UK (including Shetland!).  I have also entertained the troops over in Germany and our very own Royalty here in the Hotel Piccadilly, Manchester.  Even more impressively I once appeared with Richard and Judy on Granada's "This Morning" programme!

I started teaching over 20 years ago and achieved teaching qualifications through the N.O.C.N. This then qualified me to teach around schools but I soon discovered I preferred the "one-to-one" approach. Over the years I have had many successful students pass through my doors.  Every one had arrived as a student and left as a friend. I take great pride in my students' achievements and have had the pleasure of going to see some of them perform and develop into fine musicians.

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