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Barry Hunt – CV  

Barry John Hunt  


Elford, Staffordshire.  


Mob: 07773 482906
email: barryhunt@me.com
web: www.barryhunt.co.uk    

Date of birth


Current employment

Song-writing workshop provider for beginners and experienced writers
Freelance guitar tutor working from home studio with 20 students currently studying with an age range from 8 – 64 years. Student ability ranges from beginners through to experienced performers.
Professional singer/guitarist and also as an accompanying guitarist. (Clubs, Theatres and Festivals throughout UK)
Freelance songwriter
Acoustic music/rock band performer in theatres and festivals.
Organiser of open mic events.  

Masters Degree in Song-writing at Bath Spa University, UK (2010)
Rockschool RSL Level 3 Diploma for Music Educators (2008) – Distinction at Access to Music College, Birmingham UK
City and Guilds teaching certificate 7407, Tamworth and Lichfield College, UK (2003)  

Other information:

Member of Musicians Union
Member of PRS for Music
Fully CRB checked
Public liability insurance (£10 million)  

Relevant experience:
Visiting guitar/songwriting tutor in several midlands UK schools (2008 onwards)
Visiting songwriting workshop provider Matthew Boulton College UK (now called Birmingham Metropolitan College) (2009)
Running freelance guitar school since 2005
5 years part-time teaching in further education (Rodbaston Colllege) UK (2000 -2005)
Ability to record and produce studio quality music (Using Logic pro on Mac)
Vast knowledge of performance techniques, stage and sound setup
Ability to demonstrate and teach most genres of modern music on guitar.
38 years experience of playing guitar and performing in public
Production of 3 albums of own songs (1997, 1999 and 2010)
New CD of original songs recorded in own home studio (Sept 2010)
Attended a Musician's Union course in Child Protection Awareness Training (2008)
Currently using ipad technology for teaching and writing/creating music (2011)
Attended the Musician's Union Music Teacher's Conference (2012)

Good state of health, non-smoker.    

Driving licence:
Full licence since 1973    


Playing/writing/performing music; walking; reading; theatre; travel and horticulture.    

Extra information:  
As part of completing my final assignment of my Masters degree, I wrote, performed, recorded and produced my own CD album of 12 new songs in my home studio (Sept. 2010). During this time, I wrote songs in collaboration with several eminent songwriters including Ian Archer who co-wrote many of Snow Patrol’s early hits. I also worked with London-based music industry professional producers, publishers and recording company A&R executives.  

In January 2010 and 2011, I ran a successful Song-writing workshop for Musical educators at Access To Music College (ATM) in Birmingham to help them with their workshop delivery skills.  

In August 2007 and 2008, I attended Bath Spa University UK Song-writing Festival as a participant. In 2009 and 2010, I was employed as a musical support worker in providing assistance and guidance with writing, performing and recording techniques.  

As part of 2007 Birmingham Artsfest, I provided a song-writing workshop at the BBC Open Space in the Mailbox in Birmingham. In Autumn 2007, I organised and ran song-writing workshops at the Mac arts centre in Birmingham.    

Additional supporting information:  

My previous working experience, prior to becoming a professional guitar teacher, is of a commercial and business management nature. I have run and owned two successful businesses where my involvement was both strategic and hands-on. I am equally at ease and enthusiastic when my role varies from the van driver to the managing director.   This experience enables me to be a valued part of a team and to also lead the team when required, but maintaining a holistic understanding of the importance of ‘getting the job done’.  

I am fully conversant with modern technology and the use of computers in making music and I also design and produce my own artwork and marketing materials. Social media networking, as an important part of music industry, makes a significant contribution to my presence online using facebook, twitter, linkedin, reverbnation, soundcloud and my own website to advertise my musical services.

I also enjoy exploring the manifold methods of online learning in music education and encourage my students to do likewise.   Over a long career spanning several decades, I feel I am suitably equipped to educate the musicians of tomorrow, by passing on to them the information I have accumulated, and to enable them to have an insight into how music has developed to the point it currently occupies.