Stuart Carwright

Stuart Cartwright / Tutor

Stuart joined MIO in October 2019 and offers tuition on Acoustic/Electric Guitar, 5 String Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele and Squareneck Dobro. He graduated from Glasgow University with a BEng(hons) degree in Electronics and Music in 2001. He then taught guitar in a private music school for 3 years before starting his own tuition business around 2006. From 2002 to 2011 Stuart played guitar and banjo in the band “Unkle Bob”. The band released two albums to critical acclaim, “Sugar and Spite” (2006) and “Shockwaves” (2010). The band had their music put into U.S dramas such as C.S.I Miami and the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, and the movies “My Sassy Girl” and Kokowaah. Unkle Bob supported bands such as James, Travis, the Goo Goo Dolls, and the Proclaimers, touring the U.K, Europe and North America. Since his formative “Glory Years” Stuart still continues teaching, writing and recording regularly. If you see him down the session, buy him a pint!

Where did you study music?

I studied Music and Electronics at Glasgow University. After that I became Principal Guitar Teacher in a private music school in Stirling for 3 yrs. My band “Unkle Bob” started to take off shortly after that so relocated from Glasgow to London. I then played/wrote/recorded and toured with the band for about 10 years.

What is your favourite piece of music?

That’s hard to answer I don’t know if I have a favourite. I can tell you the last three songs I listened to “House Fire” by Tyler Childers, “Preacher Blues” Son House Cover by Larkin Poe, and Fisherman’s Blues by the Waterboys. Next week it could be something completely different, too much music to listen too!

What single thing you could not live without?

My Myocardium.

Who has inspired you the most? 

Probably my old man, not in a musical sense but in the way I approach everything I do musically. He’s an athlete, trains hard, very competitive, always wants to be the best. He’s been doing it 40 odd years now and still running at 77, now that’s dedication.

 

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small village called Thornhill in Central Scotland.

Stuart teaches at Fortismere and Alexandra Park Schools in North London.