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Rich Harris-Bond is an experienced instrumental music teacher based in Liverpool, offering lessons on a variety of instruments including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet and more.

An inspirational teacher

Rich is a first-hand recipient of excellent music lessons, and understands the profound impact they had on him both musically and personally when growing up. He truly believes that music enriches and enhances lives, often in very tangible ways. The opportunity to pass on the unique gift of music is why, alongside his other musical pursuits, Rich is also a committed and engaging teacher dedicated to helping students cultivate a life-long love of music.

Rich is available for private lessons in the following areas:

  • Guitar (beginner, intermediate)

  • Bass (beginner, intermediate)

  • Mandolin (beginner)

  • Ukulele (beginner)

  • Clarinet (beginner, intermediate)

  • Improvisation and creative skills

  • Music theory and aural skills 

  • Music technology, recording and production (beginner, intermediate)

"Recently, [Richard] has been invaluably useful in developing my understanding of music technology and recording, passing on his knowledge in clear and manageable ways. Highly recommended."

George Barnett, Professional Musician

"I'd been self taught playing bass for a few years but had reached a plateau in my learning and hadn't gotten any better for a long time. That's when I started getting lessons from Rich and WOW has my playing improved. Rich is not just a fantastic musician but a great teacher too. He lets me set my own pace and pick a direction on what I want to learn and then goes with it, which is a brilliant approach as I'm always learning stuff I want to play that is at a suitable level for me and stretches me just enough to always be improving without feeling like it's too difficult. I started off in-person but moved to online sessions due to coronavirus and they work just as well. If you're looking for a flexible, fun approach to learning music taught by a friendly expert, I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Rich."

Mark Platt, Bass Guitar Pupil

All lessons are taught either in Rich's project studio in Mossley Hill/Wavertree, South Liverpool, where students will have access to professional grade gear from manufacturers such as: Gretsch, Gibson, Orange, Blackstar, Nord, Genelec, Yamaha and Buffet, or online over Skype, Zoom or your preferred video conferencing platform.

Rich's up-to-date enhanced DBS check is available to view on request. 

All new students are entitled to a free 30 minute taster lesson, so get in touch below to start learning today!

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Professional qualifications

Rich has achieved the following professional musical qualifications:

  • BA Music/Popular Music (1st Class Honours) - University of Liverpool

  • Level 5 Higher Diploma (Guitar) - The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

  • ABRSM Grade 8 Clarinet

  • ABRSM Grade 8 Singing

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Jazz Clarinet

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Piano

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory

A musical education

Born in the south of England in Hampshire, and now based in Liverpool, Rich's musical education began early with him picking up the clarinet aged 10. This was quickly followed by the guitar, singing, and then finally piano. At this time, Rich also started singing with multiple choirs, which developed his love of choral traditions, and particularly music from the renaissance period and other early traditions. He continued his musical education by attending the acclaimed Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London to study a higher diploma in guitar, for which he was recognised in the cohort with the most improved player award. This experience was soon followed by a degree in Music/Popular Music at the University of Liverpool, which included modules in sound recording.

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Rich has performed with various bands at major national festivals including Green Man Festival, Download Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, as well as recorded with leading engineers Jon Gilmore (The 1975, Wolf Alice, Ben Howard) and Mike Spink (Jake Bugg, The Gaslight Anthem, Tribes).

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