Meet the Tutors

Maria Gibson

Maria Gibson

Course Leader

Classical Guitar

Maria studied for a Classical Guitar Degree at Conservatoire of Verona (Italy) and gained her Qualified Teacher Status at Liceo Scientifico Sperimentale of Ivrea. She also has a Music Therapy Diploma from the School of Music Therapy of Castellamonte and a Performance Diploma (Conservatoire of Verona). As well as teaching classical guitar, Maria has been a Primary School Music Coordinator and a Music Therapist Consultant. She also performs with Duo MaLi, the Sussex Guitar Quartet and Duo Armonia.

MTT T - Mark Smith

Mark Smith


Mark Smith studied music at the University of Huddersfield and at King's College, London; leading to further studies in early music plucked instruments, such as the Lute, Baroque Guitar and Theorbo. He now combines teaching Guitar with performing in various groups and ensembles in the South East.