We highly recommend White Dog Music! Simon is knowledgeable, professional and great with his clients, young and old! Our son looks forward to his lesson every week. Not only is this because he loves playing the instrument but mainly due to Simon’s relaxed, friendly and enthusiastic teaching! Thank you Simon!"

J Dale

Our now 7 year old son has been learning drums with Simon for just over 2 years. He loves his lessons with Simon - Simon is friendly, fun - especially important for a young learner! - and has found ways to motivate and engage him that are just right for his level and personality. 

K Jones 

Simon has been my son’s drumming tutor for over five years and in that time he has always been reliable, flexible, encouraging and honest in his review and future direction of my son’s progress. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a music tutor - you won’t be disappointed!

S Humphries 
C Daly

‘As a somewhat ‘older’ learner I was pleased to find Simon happy and willing to take me on. I have been learning drums with him for 18 months now and he has always been flexible, knowledgable and encouraging. With his help I have progressed further than I thought possible. He is always ready with a good tip on how to improve technique and makes lessons enjoyable and fun

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Face To Face Lessons

My name is Simon and I own White Dog Music and I am one of the most successful private music tutors in the UK. I am a London Music School graduate and professional musician with 15+ years teaching experience. 

Through tutoring I strive at all times to:

- Instil confidence in students through positive feedback.
- Observe and assessed student performance.
- Encourage students to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Interact with parents, to maintain productive communication.
- Strive to uncover students` hidden talents and passions.
- Interact with children and promoted good behaviour through positive reinforcement methods.
- Conquer the challenges of working with a highly diverse student population to attain exceptional 
    student achievement.
- Set and communicated ground rules for lessons based on respect and personal responsibility.
- Establish positive relationships with students and parents.

 

You can find out more by taking a look at the STUDENT GALLERY and FAQ page HERE.

 

Face to face areas covered, Horsell, Knapp Hill, Goldsworth Park, St John's, Sheerwater, Weybridge, Chobham, Purfleet, Pyrford, Old Woking, Brookwood, Maybury, Wokingham and Reading.

Online Tuition 

 Would you like online tuition? Are you an early bird? I offer online lessons before school from 6am.  

 

Online tuition can be tremendously beneficial in that it gives the student the option to work with tutors regardless of location, I have taught group and individual lessons extensively online since March 2020. Online lessons are delivered through Zoom which I have found to be a very usable platform that offers great sound options especially for musical applications.

I pride myself on delivering the the same high levels of tuition online as I do when when teaching face to face and as such my students have continued to improve and develop, with many progressing through multiple grades.

 

I have a custom fitted studio featuring green screen and including numerous cameras and angles for all instruments. If you would like any further information  please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME. You can also find out more about ONLINE LESSONS HERE. 

 

Student Performances 

Student performance is a really important part of the process when learning to play a musical instrument. With this in mind I have created White Dog TV to give students an outlet to showcase achievements by playing along to  backing tracks. All audio is recorded professionally in my customised studio which includes video editing and green screen technology. Performances are posted to the White Dog Music youtube channel where friends and family are able to see the students performance in full.   

You can now see all  STUDENT PERFORMANCES HERE.

 

Partners 

 White Dog Music are also on TUTORFUL & TUTOR HUNT

White Dog Music are proud to partner with and sell many products form the best brands including Rockschool RSL, Bass Collection, Elites Strings, Acoustic Collection, Cort Guitars and Basses, Hal Leonard, Gravity Picks, Ahead Drum Accessories and many more. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to CONTACT me. 

Face To Face Lessons

My name is Simon and I own White Dog Music and I am one of the most successful private music tutors in the UK. I am a London Music School graduate and professional musician with 15+ years teaching experience. 

Through tutoring I strive at all times to:

- Instil confidence in students through positive feedback.
- Observe and assessed student performance.
- Encourage students to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Interact with parents, to maintain productive communication.
- Strive to uncover students` hidden talents and passions.
- Interact with children and promoted good behaviour through positive reinforcement methods.
- Conquer the challenges of working with a highly diverse student population to attain exceptional 
    student achievement.
- Set and communicated ground rules for lessons based on respect and personal responsibility.
- Establish positive relationships with students and parents.

 

You can find out more by taking a look at the STUDENT GALLERY and FAQ page HERE.

 

Face to face areas covered, Horsell, Knapp Hill, Goldsworth Park, St John's, Sheerwater, Weybridge, Chobham, Purfleet, Pyrford, Old Woking, Brookwood, Maybury, Wokingham and Reading.

Online Tuition 

 Would you like online tuition? Are you an early bird? I offer online lessons before school from 6am.  

 

Online tuition can be tremendously beneficial in that it gives the student the option to work with tutors regardless of location, I have taught group and individual lessons extensively online since March 2020. Online lessons are delivered through Zoom which I have found to be a very usable platform that offers great sound options especially for musical applications.

I pride myself on delivering the the same high levels of tuition online as I do when when teaching face to face and as such my students have continued to improve and develop, with many progressing through multiple grades.

 

I have a custom fitted studio featuring green screen and including numerous cameras and angles for all instruments. If you would like any further information  please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME. You can also find out more about ONLINE LESSONS HERE. 

 

Student Performances 

Student performance is a really important part of the process when learning to play a musical instrument. With this in mind I have created White Dog TV to give students an outlet to showcase achievements by playing along to  backing tracks. All audio is recorded professionally in my customised studio which includes video editing and green screen technology. Performances are posted to the White Dog Music youtube channel where friends and family are able to see the students performance in full.   

You can now see all  STUDENT PERFORMANCES HERE.

 

Partners & Products 

 White Dog Music are also on TUTORFUL & TUTOR HUNT

White Dog Music are proud to partner with and sell many products form the best brands including Rockschool RSL, Bass Collection, Elites Strings, Acoustic Collection, Cort Guitars and Basses, Ernie Ball, Hal Leonard, Gravity Picks, Ahead Drum Accessories and many more. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to CONTACT me. 

White Dog Music does not hold stock so please contact us for specific product information before purchasing.

Simon is a very experienced tutor who loves teaching. Both my children have classes with him for guitar and drums and they love him and the lessons. Simon takes the time to connect meaningfully with his students. He is caring and compassionate, but also very professional and very well organized.

R Velanu

Simon is super with children, he makes lessons fun, informative and friendly. 

My son has learnt so much and this is due to Simon's patience and calm style guitar lessons. He bigs my son up so no question is seemed to be daft and it grows his confidence. 

My son says: He is kind, funny and super cool. I get to learn so much and I love my lessons with him.


Highly recommend.

C Taylor

We decided to move my son from school group lessons to private tuition several years ago.  In that time my son has progressed massively and passed his grades.  Simon is patient but seems to know how far to push my son to get higher standards for himself.  

 

Simon is an excellent tutor!

D Wing

@2018 White Dog Music - With love, with passion and for my boy and girls always.