Dr Catherine Carr (Acoustic/Classical Guitar and Ukelele)

My name is Catherine and I teach classical and acoustic guitar, steel pan and ukulele to individuals and groups. I've been a musician for many years in a long career influenced by different musical styles and cultures. Diversity across age, culture and ability is an important part of my consistent track record of musical experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring and performing. I especially enjoy inspiring new generations of musicians and have led music ensembles for students to showcase their talents and gain in confidence. As a solo musician I perform and record internationally and collaborate with various acclaimed artists. I have a PhD, an MPhil and a B.A. (Hons) in Music and have shared my musical passion with audiences at the BBC and international conferences and events. Closer to home I play guitar in hospitals as part of the Sheffield Arts in Health project. 

  • Favourite song/piece of music: Loads!
  • Favourite thing to do outside of work: Meeting friends
  • Favourite food: Mac ‘n’ Cheese
  • Favourite place in Sheffield: Home
  • One thing about me that would surprise you to know: That I’m easily surprised!

Director of: Learn to Play Guitar

All of our 'Hints and Tips' for guitar instruments can be found in our 'Guitar - Instrument tips' section of our YouTube channel, where you can also find all of our Music Leaders 'Hints and Tips'.

Jingle Bells in C major

Beginner's Good Sitting Chant

The Drill for Beginners

Daily Scale Improvisation at a Walking Pace

Daily Scale Improvisation Faster

Dee Dah New Note A

Blues For Silas

Minor Blues in A

Minor Blues in A 6 8 Time

Dr Catherine Carr (Acoustic/Classical Guitar and Ukelele)