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Accomplished and versatile guitarist. Jazz, rock, pop and much more!
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I am an experienced and versatile guitar tutor. I studied classical guitar at the Royal Welsh College and Music and Drama. I am also an accomplished electric guitarist; my main interest being in Jazz. I have performed in many venues across the UK and have taught many students of varying ages and abilities. I started playing the guitar at primary school in my home town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I remained with the same teacher until the age of 18 when I went to study in Wales. During my time in Scarborough I received Grade 8 distinction and also obtained Grade 5 music theory. I played with the guitar ensembles of the local music service, first the junior and ensemble and then graduating to the senior group where I was really able to develop my group-playing skills. During this time, I also played with the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, which has some of the country's finest young players and some big names (Gerald Garcia and Gary Ryan in particular) as conductors. I also studied GCSE and A level music, receiving qualifications in both. I spent four years at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying music and specifically focusing on developing as a performer. I received top rate tuition from John Mills, Stephen Gordon, Eleftheria Kotzia and Graham Devine, and played in masterclasses with multiple renowned guitarists, including John Williams. I also used this time to develop his skills in arranging, composing and studied Jazz guitar. After leaving music college, I taught at a Cardiff guitar school and did lots of gigs around Cardiff, both solo and with a trumpeter. I continue to pursue performing and teaching and develop my musicianship and musical skills. I am now based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and continue to teach and play.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Soul, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, Indie, Glam rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Britpop, Post rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Contemporary classical, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Christmas, Ambient, Electronic, Bossa nova, Ska, Spanish music, Welsh folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Country
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Autumn Leaves
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Four on Six
I Wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Georgia On My Mind
The Lap Piano
My Humorous Hallmark Card
Moon River
Just The Two Of Us
Come Sunday
On Green Dolphin Street
Blue Moon
In The Beginning
Country Funk-try
Soleares Jazz Waltz
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here's That Rainy Day
House Of Jade
All The Pretty Little Horses
You Have Your Basic Bebop Blues


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£20
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480


From customers:

Matthew S, 2 years ago

George Howle is a guitarist who knows how to create an atmosphere. His subtle performance was full of intricacies which caught my attention, whilst allowing me the room to relax & enjoy the restaurant ambience, which he was a part of. His repertoire of pieces were pleasing, from old favourites with a jazz take, to new music that complimented the rest of the programme. I can say that I would enjoy seeing him play in concerts as well as in other lounge music settings.

Marcus M, 3 years ago

I met and started working with George around 6 years ago, when I was working with my band. We were searching for a new guitarist and I was told about a wonderful young classical musician who might be interested in playing with us. As soon as George started with us it was instantly clear that he was, even back then, technically extremely gifted. Not only that but it was instantly clear that he possesses an incredible overall feel for music, as he easily played through a number of styles with us. In the band George played Rhythm and Lead guitar on a variety of styles including; Hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock and most recently reggae. In the six or so years George worked with us, he has been a great person to have in the band. He has a great sense of humour, obviously always enjoyed playing his guitar and was always reliable too. I would highly recommend George to anybody who wants to learn music, or work with him in future. The entire band will miss him not playing with us anymore.

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