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MichaelHartnett


Biography

Michael Hartnett is a London born musician specialising in guitar, bass and production / programming.

As a performer he has played for 20 years, working in top London recording studios with producers such as Steve Bush (Stereophonics) and Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness). and is currently endorsed by Line 6.

He has played internationally at venues such as The Astoria, The Electric Ballroom and The Borderline in London, at The Cat Club, The Roxy and The Whiskey in Los Angeles.


As a producer / programmer he worked in-house at Metropolis Studios London gaining experience with analogue and digital recording systems specialising in Logic Pro and Pro - Tools. Whilst at Metropolis he gained a great deal of production knowledge working with many top level producers and musicians from all over the world.

With this experience he has opened his own computer based digital studio in Berkshire England and set-up a company called Stealth Music Production.


Over the past 5 Years he has been commissioned by various TV companies to compose music for TV and produces high quality demos for numerous bands.

He also teaches guitar, bass and recording technology at numerous schools in London and Berkshire and has a large number of private students.

He has released an album with his band Infrasonic and is working on other commercial recordings with his company Stealth Music Production.




Music Tuition

The topic areas of study are:

1// Music theory

2// Jazz harmony

3// Reading music

4// Rock Styles covering Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses through to modern bands such as Incubus and Muse.

5// Jazz styles covering Charlie Parker through to modern artists such as Mike Stern.

6// Rock improvisation using various techniques such as bends, slides and pentatonics.

7// Jazz Improvisation covering major and minor modal systems, asymmetric scales to approach note systems.


Lessons take place in a studio environment with all equipment supplied.

Lessons are tailored to suit the development of the Individual with all levels and styles catered for.

Beginners, children or adults are welcome.


Mike has taught guitar, bass and recording technology in schools, institutions and privately since 1996.

He has taught well over 5000 children and adults of all levels and was composer in residence at Glenthorne High School (Arts College) teaching guitar and recording technology up to A-Level standard. He teaches at numerous schools in London and Berkshire and teaches privately at his studio in Bracknell.

Students can study Rockschool or Trinity Guildhall Grades
1 - 8.

Enhanced CRB.

Instruments taught:
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Bass (4/5/6 String Fretted and Fretless)

Music production lessons on Logic Pro 10.

Currently teaches guitar and bass at:
The Colleton Primary School in Twyford Berkshire (7 years)
The Piggott School in Twyford Berkshire (12 years)
Prospect School in Reading
South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell (9 years)

Has also taught guitar classes to large groups at Bracknell and Wokingham College.




Topic Areas

Mike has taught Guitar, Bass and Recording Technology in Schools, Institutions and privately since 1996.

He has taught over 5000 Children and Adults of all levels and was Composer in Residence at Glenthorne High School (Arts College) teaching Guitar and Recording Technology up to A- Level Standard.

He Teaches at numerous Schools in London and Berkshire and Teaches privately at his Studio.


The topic areas of Study are:

1// Music Theory

2// Jazz Harmony

3// Reading Music

4// Rock Styles covering Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses through to Modern Bands such as Incubus and Muse.

5// Jazz Styles covering Charlie Parker through to Modern Artists such as Mike Stern.

6// Rock Improvisation using various Techniques such as Bends Slides and Pentatonics.

7// Jazz Improvisation covering Major and Minor Modal Systems, Asymmetric Scales to Approach Note Systems.


Lessons take place in a Studio Environment with all Equipment supplied.

Lessons are tailored to suit the development of the Individual with all Levels and Styles catered for.

Beginners, Children or Adults are welcome.



Lesson Costs

Mike has taught guitar, bass and recording technology in schools, institutions and privately since 1996.

The Lessons are designed to give students the technical skills required to play Guitar or Bass incorporating Technique Exercises, Scales, Arpeggios and Chords. There is an emphasis on learning and playing Songs with the opportunity to play alongside backing tracks and perform on student gigs.

Lessons take place in a purpose built studio in Wokingham Berkshire.

Students will have access to backing tracks in order to develop their performance skills and enjoy the process of learning their instrument.



30 minute Lesson - £16

45 minute lesson - £25

1 hour lesson - £32


Lessons take place in a studio environment with all equipment supplied.

Lessons are tailored to suit the development of the individual with all levels and styles catered for.

Beginners, children and adults are welcome.


Lesson Costs:


Payment can be made at the Time of Lesson though Cancellation Charges are in operation if less than 48 Hours Notice is given.


Lesson Gift Vouchers are available.



Rock Guitar Syllabus

Mike has taught Guitar, Bass and Recording Technology in Schools, Institutions and Privately since 1996.

He has taught well over 5000 Children and Adults of all levels and was Composer in Residence at Glenthorne High School (Arts College) teaching Guitar and Recording Technology up to A- Level Standard.

He Teaches at numerous Schools in London and Berkshire and Teaches privately at his Studio.


Rock Guitar Syllabus:

• Pentatonic Scale Studies
• Technique Studies to improve Dexterity and Finger Independence.
• String Bends and Slides
• Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
• Major and Minor Scales
• Scale Patterns
• Asymmetric Scales such Diminished and Whole Tone Scales
• Arpeggios
• Reading Music
• Rhythm Studies
• Speed / Sweep Picking
• Whammy Bar Technique
• Harmonics
• Finger Tapping
• Speed Development Exercises
• 3 Note Per String Scales
• Sweep Picked Arpeggios
• Tremolo Picking
• Basic and Advanced Chords
• Rhythm Guitar Studies covering various Music Styles from Blues,
Funk, Reggae and Rock.
• Double Stops
• Chordal Embellishment
• Sound Manipulation Techniques covering various Guitars, Amps and Effects
• Band Performance - Playing Songs with Backing Tracks and with Live Drums
• Soloing Techniques in the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Dave Gilmour, Mark
Knopfler, Stevie-Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.
• Huge Repertoire of Songs available to cover from Led Zeppelin to The Lost
Prophets.


Lessons take place in a Studio Environment with all Equipment supplied.

Lessons are tailored to suit the development of the Individual with all Levels and Styles catered for.

Beginners, Children or Adults are welcome.



Bass Syllabus

Mike has taught Guitar, Bass and Recording Technology in Schools, Institutions and Privately since 1996.

He has taught well over 5000 Children and Adults of all levels and was Composer in Residence at Glenthorne High School (Arts College) teaching Guitar and Recording Technology up to A- Level Standard.

He Teaches at numerous Schools in London and Berkshire and Teaches privately at his Studio.


Bass Syllabus:

Lessons cover the following Topics and are for 4 / 5 / 6 String Bass (Fretted or Fretless):

• Scale Studies covering Major and Minor Mode
• Technique Studies to improve Dexterity and Finger Independence.
• Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
• Scale Patterns
• Asymmetric Scales such Diminished and Whole Tone Scales
• Arpeggios
• Reading Music
• Rhythm Studies
• Slap Bass Technique
• Jazz Walking Bass Lines
• Harmonics
• Finger Tapping
• Speed Development Exercises
• Rock Bass Techniques
• Funk Bass Techniques
• Double Stops
• Sound Manipulation Techniques covering various Basses, Amps and Effects
• Bass Styles covering Players such as Stanley Clarke, James Jamerson, Flea
and Jaco Pastorius.
• Band Performance - Playing Songs with Backing Tracks and with Live Drums











Lessons take place in a Studio Environment with all Equipment supplied.

Lessons are tailored to suit the development of the Individual with all Levels and Styles catered for.

Beginners, Children or Adults are welcome.



Mobile Tuition

Mobile Lessons are available in Block Bookings of 5 Lessons.

The Lessons will take place at your Home and specific Dates and Times are subject to availability.

Lesson Costs: £32 per 1 Hour Session.
Block Booking of 5 Lessons Costs: £160

Lesson Gift Vouchers are available.



Music Production

Trained and formerly employed at Metropolis Studios in London England, Mike has extensive knowledge of analogue and computer based recording.

He has his own studio which contains a computer based system running Logic Pro 9 with an extensive Plug-In and sample library for use in commercial and demo recordings.


He has been commissioned by numerous TV and music library companies to produce master quality soundtracks for use commercially and is a member of PRS and ASCAP.

Subject to schedule he is available to undertake work in the fields of producing and composing.

He is also available for sessions as a programmer and the studio can be hired for commercial or demo Projects separately.




Session Work

Studio List:

1// Abbey Road
2// Linford Manor
3// The Manor
4// Townhouse
5// Metropolis
6// Olympic
7// Rondor (In-House)
8// Sony (In-House)


Venue List:

1// Barfly (London)
2// The Bedford (London)
3/ Dingwalls (London)
4// Dublin Castle (London)
5// Electric Ballroom (London)
6// Jazz Cafe (London)
7// The Astoria (London)
8// The Borderline (London)
9// The Cat Club (Los Angeles)
10// The Old Vic Theatre (London)
11// The Roxy (Los Angeles)
12// The Viper Room (Los Angeles)
13// The Water Rats (London)
14// West 14 (London)
15// The Whiskey a Go-Go (Los Angeles)





Mike has been playing Guitar for 30 years and covered a broad range of styles from rock to jazz.

He has recorded and toured internationally and is always on the lookout for new and interesting projects to work with.

Schedule permitting he is available for sessions and touring in the UK and abroad and is independently mobile.

Here is a selected list of studios and venues Mike has played at:



Testimonals

Testimonials:


Catherine Barteau (Maidenhead):
Mike's teaching of guitar is thorough, precise, fun and always encouraging. His choice of songs represents a good challenge and thus keeps you interested. As those songs are quite diverse (rock, funk, pop, etc.), we cover a lot of techniques and also music theory while trying to keep an instinctive “feel” of the music. I would definitely recommend Mike as a guitar teacher.

Stephen Blackburn (Winkfield):
I have had guitar lessons with Mike Hartnett over the past two and a half years. In that time I feel that my guitar playing has greatly improved. I am now able to play 30-40 songs that test my style of playing whether it is rhythm or lead guitar. Mike has also taught me a variety of scales and arpeggios and other exercises that help to develop my playing. More recently we have started to work on Grade 1 guitar as I wish to learn to read music and obtain a formal qualification for my guitar playing.The other point I should make is that I really enjoy the lessons and playing the music that I have learned with Mike. Mike always remains enthusiastic, encouraging and patient with his pupils!

Andrew Cummins (Bracknell):
Great guy, great guitar player, great teacher. The fact I've just signed up for my 4th set of lessons should tell you everything you need to know!

Mark Dale (Wokingham):
Mike is a great Guitar Teacher whose enthusiasm has revived my enjoyment of the instrument and excitement when playing. The balance of theory, songs and techniques is excellent and I look forward to every lesson.

Tania Emmett (Bracknell):
My son has now completed 2 Terms with Mike. Within only a short time of him starting his lessons we noticed a marked improvement in his guitar and performance skills. More than just a guitar tutor, he has found Mike to be really approachable, providing invaluable support to him in his GCSE studies; adapting lessons appropriately to his needs and musical preferences. He is inspired by Mike to become a proficient musician not only by performance standards but in the importance of understanding the theory side of things too. He is being taught skills for life and it is a joy to watch his enthusiasm grow day by day.

Paul Gater (Bracknell):
Excellent Course very much like a University Foundation Course with an insight into a large volume of information: Chords, Lead Guitar, Power Chords and Riffs. I'll be back for more.

David Jones (Wargrave):
Mike, as a top guitarist who can play everything, is a great role model but also he identifies what interests the pupil, the most appropriate ways of learning and adapts the lessons accordingly. This keeps them interested and motivated. My son has been going for several years now and really enjoys his guitar lessons with Mike




Dep Musician

Mike has played with numerous covers, function bands and original bands since 1992 and has a large repertoire of Songs which he knows on guitar or bass. He is able to learn new material quickly and is available for work as a dep musician for all styles of music. He is independantly mobile and is willing to perform at most locations in the UK or abroad.


Function Bands Mike has worked with as a Dep Musician:
MIB
Funkadelics
Sugartown
Band O Gold
Streetlife
Soul & Motown Show
Lost In Music



Links

Pro-Tools
Apple
Avalon
Metropolis
Stealth
Infrasonic
Marshall
Mesa-Boogie
Line6
Motu
Neumann
Yamaha
Fender
Gibson
SWR Engineering
Stealth Music Production Myspace
Berkshire Guitar School
Infrasonic Myspace

Contact

Mobile: 07966 - 058591



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Studio

The studio in Bracknell