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Subjects Taught


BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship (2:1)
Brighton Institute of Modern Music, October 2004 - June 2007

HND in Guitar (D)
Brighton Institute of Modern Music, October 2004 - July 2005

National Diploma In Music Practice (DDD)
Truro College, September 2002 - July 2003

7 GCSE’s A to C grade including English (B) Maths (C) Music (A*)
Humphry Davy School, Penzance, July 2002

Guitar Grades
Grade 8 (D)
Grade 6 (M)
Grade 3 (D)


I grew up in the South West of Cornwall where I took an early interest in guitar. While playing in various rock bands around Cornwall I studied popular music BTEC national diploma at Truro College where I passed with a triple distinction and passed a range of grades including grade 8 with distinction. I then moved to Brighton to study Professional Musicianship BA honors degree at BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music). Since graduating I have toured the country with my band The Perils playing a range of festivals including Isle of Wight and supporting acts such as Mick Jones (The Clash), The Buzzcocks, The Blockheads, The Fall, Gary Moore and Cage the Elephant giving me a huge ammount of live experience.

As well as gigging I have set up my own guitar tuition business called Brighton Guitar Tuition specializing in rock, pop, metal, jazz and funk and has taught at Brighton Rockschool and Sussex Academy of Music.
You can visit my website www.brightonguitartuition.com to find out more.

As a session player Darren has played on The Sunday Independents’ Triumph through adversity’ DVD series as well as DVD’S for SAAB


Anything music related, reading and watching films

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£ 20/hr
Any day after 4PM
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