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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

Music Technology

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professional pianist / keyboards player playing quite a variety of music here and abroad. At present playing with a Simply Red Tribute show, jazz gigs, and top function bands. I’ve played Ronnie Scotts, Jazz Cafe, Wembley Arena, festivals, cruises, TV and made videos with The Mike Flowers Pops, Lucinda Belle, Tight Fit and others.

I studied Music BA at York Uni and then an MA in Music Tech also at York.

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.

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, 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.

Tutoring Experience:

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.

Tutoring Approach:

Piano

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.

Music Technology

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

* FIRST LESSON HALF-PRICE *

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • 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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