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Born in Hamilton, Scotland, Joe McGowan is a music tutor, composer, classical guitarist and multi-genre author.

Although specialising in guitar, he also teaches music theory, song writing and composition, and over the years has guided hundreds of students towards obtaining Associated Board, RGT and Rock School certificates up to diploma level. Many of his former students now have careers in music themselves.

Joe’s writing output comprises adult and children’s fiction, biography, short stories, poetry, music resources and education textbooks, including five ‘How to Pass’ books for the Scottish school music curriculum, published by Hodder Gibson. The first of these, How to Pass Standard Grade Music, won the Times Education Supplement (TES) and Saltire Society Academic Book of the Year Award in 2005.

As well as giving private tuition since 1989, Joe has taught in colleges and schools in Scotland and International Schools in Spain. He is currently working on new music and writing projects, in addition to operating his teaching practice, Your Music Mentor.com.