Al Pachal 1
Alex has been teaching my boys, Harry and Jacob, guitar, for about four years. Jacob was 11 when he started and Harry was 13. Alex was recommended to me by a friend and I have recommended him to many others. For the last four years the boys have really enjoyed their lessons and both have developed a serious and enduring interest in their guitar. To be honest, like many other activities, I thought guitar lessons would be a 5 minute wonder, but they have thrived, practice often and look forward to their lessons. They have learnt to play both acoustic and electric guitar and Alex maintains their enthusiasm by offering a variety of music including jazz, blues, metal, rock, classical and Spanish guitar. He challenges them with difficult pieces.
My boys consider Alex cool, easy going and a really good teacher. They tell me he makes them feel comfortable. Alex is always friendly and empathetic to them, taking an interest in their week, and I feel he has been a positive role model. In 2009 Alex organized two gigs at a local pub where he showcased all his pupils, whatever their level. Both were wonderful occasions and I was so proud to see my boys performing a complicated piece together on stage – they would never have done so without Alex’s encouragement. The second gig was held in aid of BBC Children In Need and again this was very positive role modeling for all the children.
Suzanne Foreman Tutor: Alex - Guitar teacher Jan. 11, 2015