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Prior to opening the school, JP was (and still is) a selling artist and professional songwriter. Songs of his have been broadcast on national radio and television in the UK and Ireland.

JP is a professional music tutor from London Music Factory® and is available for private tuition lessons. Please check the information below to find out if JP can teach you.

Teaches: Guitar. Songwriting. Music Theory.

Coverage Area: Postcodes starting with NW10 and surrounding areas.

Certified: London Music Factory has a copy of JP’s passport and can confirm he is a EU national, eligible to work in the UK. JP has a clean Enhanced DBS disclosure, making him legally certified to teach any age.

Does JP provide lessons at his address? Yes, he provides lessons at his home in NW10.

Does JP travel to students? No.

Can JP lend an instrument for lessons? Yes.

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  • Higher National Diploma in Guitar
  • BMus in Popular Music Performance (with a focus on Guitar)

About JP

Dublin-born songwriter, JP moved to London in 2005 to study music. He had his first student when he was sixteen years old, before moving to London. After graduating in 2009, JP began teaching professionally while continuing his pursuit as a singer / songwriter and releasing his own music. JP’s songs have been broadcast on national TV and radio in the UK and Ireland. He has since performed all over the UK, Ireland and beyond, playing his own compositions. He has performed at top UK festivals, including Field Day, Beach Break Live, High Voltage, and Isle of Wight (on multiple occasions). He has also played live support to artists such as John Gomm, Lizzie, and Susan Vega. Now Director of Music at London Music Factory, JP runs the school daily while continuing his songwriting and teaching.


02/06/15: “I have been learning guitar through the London Music Factory for a few months now and have nothing but good things to say about the experience. JP is a knowledgeable and patient teacher and a very capable musician. I’m learning guitar as an adult, which can be a bit challenging since you do not learn as quickly as you would earlier in life, but JP’s enthusiasm has really kept me motivated. He is also very willing to tailor lessons to suit my interests so that I can learn to play music I enjoy, making the lessons very enjoyable. I would recommend the London Music Factory to anyone.” – Erik Bremer.

24/06/14: “This is a recommendation for JP McIvor of London Music Factory, who has been giving our daughter guitar lessons for the past two years. From a standing start Georgia, who is 14, is now a very capable guitarist, and will be taking her Grade 3 exam shortly. Georgia has learnt fast under JP’s tuition and has enjoyed each lesson; JP has enabled her to understand theory, sight reading, technique, and musicianship. We cannot believe her progression in such a short time – JP spends 45 minutes each week and has passed on his love of the instrument to make learning a pleasure. I recommend him more highly as an emphatic teacher and highly capable musician.” – David & Rachel Tooth.

25/05/14: “I am very pleased to highly recommend JP McIvor from the London Music Factory as a really competent and inspiring guitar teacher. He has guided our 9 year old son in his learning, starting as a complete beginner, and instilled a real interest in him. J.P’s friendly manner and technical ability are notable and the thoughtful lesson preparation has aided smooth progress. For our son, J.P’s enthusiastic, young outlook, combined with common contemporary musical interests meant a rapport quickly developed.” – Tom Cook.

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