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Jack Handyside is a UK based guitarist and educator currently situated in Birmingham. Graduating from Goldsmiths University of London in 2018, Jack has a wealth of experience performing as a sideman with Folk, Jazz and Classical music outfits to name a few. From performing on French TV network TF1, to opening for NWA's DJ Yella in 2017, Jack has a wide and varied experience on stage. Jack can also be seen performing in various Jazz combos as a sideman and leader exhibiting original repertoire alongside traditional Jazz standards.

As an educator, Jack has a seasoned experience as a teacher both face to face and online. His experience as a tutor to students from around the world through Skype has allowed him to establish teaching courses with the online community through and various other educational platforms. Whether students are interested in complex theoretical concepts, Improvisation or simply looking to start their musical journey, Jack is a patient teacher with an interest in seeing students progress and learn. 

As a studio musician, Jack is a capable and versatile guitarist open to working in many different environments and genres. Occasionally occupying roles such as songwriter or arranger, Jack is a useful musician to have at hand.

Jack frequently makes use of Instagram and YouTube as platforms for encouraging discussion, musical concepts and short performance clips if you are interested in finding out more. 

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As an experienced performer, Jack is a frequent session musician and sideman, playing for artists around the UK.


As a private teacher, Jack has a wealth of experience teaching all age ranges and skill levels varying from beginner to advanced players. 


As a composer, Jack is often involved in writing sessions and producer roles. Most recently, Jack has published an online transcription course showcasing his own works.

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Fantastic Still from a recent session ud

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For all other lesson enquiries etc. please see 'Lessons' page

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