Teaching Specification 

Teacher Biography

''Mr Joshua W Horsey BA (Hons), PGDE, MISM is the Proprietor of J Horsey Music Tuition. He set up his own music teaching business called J Horsey Guitar Tuition in 2011 whilst studying his BA (Hons) Music in Colchester, Essex and then suspended his private tuition to train as a secondary school classroom teacher. After being both a Teacher of music and then Head of Music at a Grammar School he has decided to relaunch J Horsey Music Tuition. He now teaches out of a purpose built Music Teaching and Composition Studio in Somerton, Somerset. As well as offering tailored and personalised music tuition, performance and vocal technique training, he also offers his services as a freelance Composer and Arranger of music.''

Music Qualifications & Achievements

DfE Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) Reference Number: 3666207

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction Certificate

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Music: BA (Hons) Music 2:1

A Level & GCSE Music Qualifications

A.B.R.S.M Advanced Level in Music Literacy Theory of Music Grade 6

T.V.U Examination in Music Performance Guitar Grade 8

HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate

Completed Educare Child Protection Training Course

Instruments & Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar LessonsClassical Guitar LessonsElectric Guitar LessonsBass Guitar LessonsUkulele LessonsVocals / Voice TrainingComposition & Music ArrangingMusic Theory LessonsGCSE & A Level Music Consultant

Genres/Styles Covered

Acoustic Guitar: 

Up to Diploma level;

Acoustic Blues & Jazz





Chords & Rhythm Playing.

Classical Guitar: 

Up to Diploma level;

Classical & Romantic


20th Century

Classical Pedagogy.

Electric Guitar: 

Up to Grade 6; 


Electric Blues & Jazz

Pop Music

Lead Improvisation

Chords & Rhythm Playing.


Up to Grade 5;


Blues & Jazz


Pop Music


Fretless (Upright)



Up to Grade 5;

Pop Music



Chords & Rhythm Playing.

Vocals/Voice Training:

Singing Technique

Classical & Popular Music Styles. 

Music Theory & Literacy.

Classical & Popular Music Syllabus. 

Music Reading 

Treble & Bass Clef.


All Musical Styles 

Use of Appropriate Compositional Technology.

Music Arranging 

All Musical Styles 

Use of Appropriate Technology.


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