Chris Geden Resume

      Guitarist

Personal Profile

Friendly, self-motivated and well presented professional, committed to developing a successful music-based career. I am seeking a position that will further develop my practical skills and knowledge, and expand on experience gained from working as a self-employed musician, writer and photographer, both in the UK and overseas.
I pose excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of working with all ages and several cultures. I work well both as a team and individually. I am organised, responsible and hard working.

Employment History

Guitar teacher, London and Johannesburg 2003-Present
• Planning new and inventive lessons on a daily basis, in line with current trends
• Demonstrated punctuality and good time-management
• I have a unique and flexible approach to teaching guitar which my students find refreshing
• Using competent teaching skills and proficient guitar knowledge has allowed the delivery of
structured sessions to meet diverse client needs
• Responsible for up to 30 private students a week

Musician/Guitarist, London and Johannesburg 2003-Present

• Clinician for Digitech
• Guitarist for “Ezra” (South African Pop Idol finalist)
• Guitarist for “Tasha Baxter” and “Noisia” working with EMI Records which produced several
hits, many of which are still being played on-air, in South Africa today
• Session guitarist (Live and studio)
• Performed as the opening act at “Guitar Fest”
• Performed popular guitar instrumental tracks (“Manhattan” by Eric Johnson,
“Wonderful Slippery Thing” by Guthrie Govan, “Sugarfoot Rag” by John 5)

Writer/Editor for Live4Guitar.com 2010-Present

• Written and edited several high standard articles
• Interviewed well-known and up-and-coming guitarists
• Developed the ability to touch-type
• Produce my own questions and themes for interviews
• Learnt how to manually upload articles using HTML and FTP servers
• Administrator for Live4Guitar.com

Started media business (Virtuosic Synergy), London 2009-Present

• Social media experimentation (networking, advertising and promotion)
• Built up a small but reliable team to assist with my business, these included: video editors,
audio editors, proof-readers, assistant editors and copywriters
• Experimented with online social media
• Built up knowledge of website construction and management, blogging and SEO.

Digital Village, Barnet, London 2009-2010

• Employed as “Guitar Manager”
• Sold various types of music software and hardware
• Gained knowledge about music software and matching hardware
• Updated knowledge of new guitars and amps

Photographer - Photography Portfolio 2009-2010

• Work published in Terrorizer magazine
• Setup a photography studio
• Trained up a photography assistant to have a basic understanding of operating photo
studios and cameras
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
• Restaurant photography - http://www.nikitasrestaurant.co.uk/

Videographer - YouTube Channel 2009-2010

• Regularly film for Stefan Redtenbacher (RB Funkestra)
• Varied knowledge of video editing software (Adobe Premier Pro)
• Produced a product demonstration video for Digital Village, featuring Alex Hutchings
• Produced professional videos for my own personal promotion
• Filmed and produced a short clip for use by the National Kidney Foundation
• Used and owned professional camcorders and SLR's (Canon XL-H1/Canon 7D) to produce
high quality HD videos

Music Connection, South Africa 2003-2005

• Bought, sold and repaired new and used musical equipment
• Independently managed buying-in budgets for new and used stock
• Fender dealer of the year for over 3 years in a row
• Advertising through band endorsements
• Managed a floor space of over 1000 square metres

Education

Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford 2000-2001
Higher National Diploma (Merit), in Guitar

Updated:  May 4, 2011

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