Damion Sheppard

I am a working musician based in London. Currently, I am gigging and recording with several bands of different styles, from a 50s rock-n-roll covers act, to a 6-piece indie rock band and most recently a funk 4-piece.

I teach at St. Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington, Chobham Academy and Rosemary Works, where I tutor children from ages 11-18 (year 7 to upper sixth form college). I also run a weekly 'Live Lounge' (guitar club), which is proving more and more popular with keen students. I also teach several students privately, ranging from a 13-year-old girl to a policeman!

Ensuring that beginners don't make the mistakes that are so often made when starting out is a task I consider very important, and one I get a lot of enjoyment from. I like teaching the basics in new and inventive ways, and I love that 'look of revelation' on a student's face when something finally 'clicks'.