Information About Adam - Barnet teacher - (13 reviews)
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Adam offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a professional pianist playing theatre shows, jazz and pop gigs. I was classically trained at Guildhall and have MA Music Tech and BA Music (York). I’ve played Ronnie Scotts, Jazz Cafe, Arenas, Festivals, Cruises, TV and made videos. I teach my students classical and jazz.
For Skype lessons I use 2 cameras, one over the keys so students can see clearly what I'm demonstrating.
I fully studied classical music and also played clarinet in orchestras for years both at York and in the Saloman and Haydn orchestras in London.
I work freelance for Native Instruments as a performance expert to help with their new keyboards and in testing.
Produce music in my studio for singers, poets etc.
Composed electro-acoustic soundtrack for live contemporary dance show from Japan.
Have owned and am familiar with many synths including many original analog synths (Minimoog, Moog Matriarch MKS80+MPG80, Juno 60, Prophet 5, Matrix 1000)
I regularly transcribe music for a gospel company and can pick out anything by ear - and can help you to do the same.
I have taught at Bedales, Purcell School, Latymer, Queen Elizabeth Boys, York Minster, St. Marylebone and privately.
Teaching A level Music Tech at the Marylebone and Purcell School has afforded me the experience of giving group lessons in Studio Techniques and harmony, jazz improvisation and arranging and structuring compositions.
I am an EDEXCEL examiner.
I teach Aural grades 1-8,
I teach Theory (London College and ABRSM) grades 1-5.
I now teach just one day a week in school so I can devote far more of my time to performing.
I want the lessons to be fun and stimulating. I aim for my pupils to become well-rounded musicians who can:
play from sheet music fluently and expressively
understand the harmony and structure of music and therefore more-easily memorise pieces
play from chord charts and improvise - both jazz and any favourite pop / rock songs.
The famous composers could do all of the above. The various skills are totally complementary.
I do think grade exams are valuable, as long as the student learns the pieces quickly. I absolutely don’t want my pupils to play only 3 pieces for a year and become bored to tears! That is a result of bad teaching.
I will teach a good piano technique so that pupils can manage more challenging pieces.
I will explain chords and the scales that fit for a far more predictable result in improvising including all those more contemporary Jazz / Gospel chords and fills.
I am involved with BYMW - Barnet Young Musicians Workshop. My pupils will be able to play keyboards with other young musicians in monthly Sunday pop band gigs at a local theatre.
7 years and up
I teach Music Technology A Level and can help with specific sections of the course either the theory or with composition/practical side of the course.
I enjoy teaching Music tech to anyone who wishes to create the music they like. I can cover all sides of music production from the musical/instrumental side to recording and the technical side of audio editing and using plugins correctly.
I use Logic Pro and Mainstage on a Mac. I have some vintage analog synths including a Roland Juno 60 and a Roland MKS80 with MPG80
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- York University (1989) - MA Music Technology (York) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- York University (1987) - BA Music (York) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1980) - Grade 8 Piano, Clarinet. (Other) (✔ On File)
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Thanks for your rating. Would be great if you have 2 mins, if you could just put 3 sentences down too.
After taking a 2 month break due to a hand injury, I was worried that I would have forgotten most of what I had learned, but I came back and was surprised at how much I actually retained and I put that down to Adams teaching style. First lesson back and we we're picking up where we left off. On top of all this Adam recommends great software/apps that continue my learning at home.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Adam to anyone!