Marco Cirillo is a Qualified Guitar Player with many years of Teaching and Live Performance. He recently published a book for Acoustic Guitar called Acoustic Steps for intermediate-advanced guitar players.
Marco Cirillo is a Guitarist of distinction, his appreciation for Music of all styles make him a well rounded and interesting Guitar Player.
Bachelor of Music Degree Conservatory G.Martucci Italy (SA) Graduation 2005 Mark 10/10
It’ s been a pleasure for me to have been part of this school. Ten years where I ve studied about Classical Guitar, Musicology, Music Theory in one of the most longer and harder course which is precisely Classical Music.
Certificate High School Percento Musica Italy (Roma) Graduation 2010 Mark 10/10
One of the most great experience in my buy prilosec otc life. Five years where I ve studied every aspects of modern playing. Funk, Pop, Jazz, Soul, Studio Experience and Live performance with some of the best Italian musicians like Umberto Fiorentino , Fabio Zeppetella and Massimo Varini.
Employment History as Guitar Tutor
September 2004 to July 2005 Oltre la Musica as Classical,Acoustic and Electric Guitar Teacher. – Italy
November 2007 to May 2009 II Circolo Didattico Giancarlo Siani,via Tagliamonte 13 Torre Annunziata,Napoli,Italy as Classical and Acoustic guitar teacher. – ItalyOctober 2012
West Kensington Music Team as Acoustic and Electric Guitar Teacher – London
November 2012 Arts Academy as Electric, Acoustic and Classic Guitar Teacher – London
Marco Cirillo is CRB Checked.
Let’s Start from the Beginning !!!
I was born in Naples ( Italy ). When I was ten years old my father bought me my first Guitar. We didn’t know what to do with it so he sent me to a Classical Guitar Teacher. I played Classical Guitar for ten years, and I ve finished my Degree in Classical Guitar when I was 20y.o. I consider myself quite lucky because the Classical Music Path gave me an Amazing Fingerstyle Technique, a good Sight Reading and Also an impeccable Teaching Method.
I do Teach Classical Guitar quite a lot here in London. I think the Exams and Grades are an amazing way to track your result and make sure you are Constantly Progressing and Improving.
What I did after my Degree in Classical Guitar.
When I was 20y.o just after finishing my Degree I decided I wanted to be in a Band and Play the “Cool Stuff”. I wanted to Be and Electric Guitar Player. I had enough of Practicing and Playing alone in my Room. Now, I wanted to be on stage and Play Loud, Grow my Hair and Be Cool … I tough it would also be a good way to get laid … So I went to Roma and I Studied Electric Guitar For Five Years in a Private School. I learn Everything About Scales, Chords, Harmony, Modes, Solos and Playing with Duo and Bands … I didn’t get laid at all but at least I was playing what I really liked at that time. I felt quite lucky and blessed … I met the Best Italian Musicians and Teachers.
Check out One of my Electric Guitar Lesson !!! I hope you Like it !!!
The Acoustic Guitar. When and Why …
Now, if you are a musician you know that at some point there is something called “It’s time to make a living out of you Passion” which can be easily translated in “I need some money !!!”. I started to Play Acoustic Guitar in Duo with Singers in order to get some Easy Gigs. The thing is, I didn’t know I would loved it so much. With the Acoustic Guitar I was able to use my Classical Guitar Skills and Playing Modern Cool Songs. That made me the Happiest person in the World … I felt lucky and Blessed for the second time in my life !!! I was able to Play with Singers and Songwriters but also Pop and Folk Songs on my Own …
This is a beautiful Song by John Legend called All of Me Played in Fingerstyle Technique and Chords Melody.
The Teaching Thing
I am really happy to be able to share my knowledge and pass it to another Person. But it wasn’t always like that. It took time to Build Confidence. Musicians say that “If you know how to Play it doesn’t mean you know how to Teach it”. I always questioned myself about my method. Is it good enough ?? Is it Boring ?? Am I giving enough Basics ?? Why this lesson works for Student A but not for Student B ??
This is the amazing thing about Teaching Guitar. You can’t just copy another Teacher. You need to put your Personality, Experience, Knowledge and Motivations into it. That’s what makes you a Good Teacher and Experienced Musician and a Wise Person.
I Teach Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar, also Music Theory. Each Guitar Needs a different Path as they are completely Different. My Teaching Approach is:
Modern: I use Backing Tracks and Sheets Music. All the PDF and Charts used in my Lessons are Written by me. I like to have my own Sheets. That makes me feel much more Confident and each Lesson can be changed with Variations so that you can learn different Techniques each Lesson. I also use some really good books for Music Theory and Guitar Technique.
Tailored: Each single student needs a different Music Path. Tailored doesn’t mean that the Student decide what to learn but it means I have to make sure you learn the Style and Technique you Need. If you Like more Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar we will focus more on get this techniques Done Right by Picking up the Right Songs and Exercises.
Affordable: I charge like the other Guitar Teacher in London.
Effective: You will learn and improve constantly. Each song and Exercise has been Structured in order to give you a Step by Step Learning Process. You will learn from the Basics without miss any Key Point.
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