DAN LEAK

Guitarist, producer & teacher

About Me

Dan Leak / Pointy Features

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I offer friendly & patient guitar lessons

I am a guitar tutor based in County Durham, UK.

Since picking up the guitar at the age of 15 from being inspired by the likes of David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, I have continued to pursue guitar and teaching to a professional level.

In 2012 I gained the accolade of Marshall Amplification’s ‘Guitarist of The Year’ after my old band Spectrum played at their headquarters.

In 2018 I began recording with Circa ‘69 - we have released three singles / videos and had one song featured on BBC for opening of the Snooker Championship Finals.

I have released 4 instrumental albums and 1 EP under 'Pointy Features' - reaching over 30 million streams since 2018. This continues to be something I am working on throughout 2021.

Alongside this, I am teaching full time in Primary education and offering private tuition via Zoom or in person. Private tuition is always engaging, visual and specifically catered for the learner's needs.

  • Registry of Guitar Tutors - Grade 8 Electric Guitar

  • BA (Hons) Music with Childhood Studies (1:1)

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

  • Post Graduated Certificate in Primary Education (PGCE)

  • Accolade of Marshall Amplification’s ‘Guitarist of The Year’

Pointy Features - Shine On

Released by Lofi Records in April 2021, this album blends lo-fi and blues with a nod to Pink Floyd.

Watch this performance in 4k with liquid light show visuals here.

For other streaming services click here.

Circa ‘69 - Sonder

This track was released October, 2018 as the second single for Circa ‘69. All music and lyrics were written by myself. We were lucky enough to have this track featured on BBC’s coverage of the World Championship Snooker in Winter 2018.

More tracks are scheduled for release throughout 2021.

Pointy Features

Moving into the area of instrumental hip-hop, I have established a unique guitar sound,

working alongside labels such as College Music, Chill Beats and Lofi Records (ChilledCow).

Stream my full length releases below.

My Qualities

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT

Available

I aim to provide friendly, patient guitar lessons to any age or level by offering practical knowledge to equip the beginner, or simply give existing players some fresh inspiration and direction.

  • All Ages Welcome
  • Electric and Acoustic Lessons
  • Learn Guitar Easily

Qualified

I am a Qualified Teacher, and have extensive experience with teaching guitar, a degree in Childhood Studies and Music, as well as a Post Graduated Certificate in Primary Education.

  • Registry of Guitar Tutors - Grade 8 Electric Guitar
  • BA (Hons) Music with Childhood Studies (1:1)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post Graduated Certificate in Primary Education (PGCE)

Flexible

I will work around you, to find the most convenient times for your lessons. I can also transport to an environment that suits you, ensuring you get the best experience.

  • Flexible - times to suite convenience
  • Transport to teach in an environment that suites you

25+

Happy Clients

11

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

4

Certifications

Contact Me

GET IN TOUCH

My Location:

County Durham, United Kingdom

Email address:

[email protected]