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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 toured playing keys with ‘The Mike Flowers Pops’ for 6 years including arena gigs, lots of TV (including TOTP), studio recording and making videos. At present playing in “Tight Fit” (Lion Sleeps Tonight and Fantasy Island), top functions band ‘For Funk Sake’, Elton John, Santana and Ian Dury tribute bands, The Function Band, John Bennet Big Band, Goodfellas Duo, Cruises, jazz gigs, others and recording sessions. Gospel choir pianist.

Composed electro-acoustic soundtrack for live contemporary dance show from Japan.

I play jazz/funky jazz/funk gospel and rock keyboards in various groups professionally.

Have owned and am familiar with many synths including many original analog synths (Minimoog, MKS80+MPG80, Juno 60, Prophet 5, Matrix 1000)

Clarinetist for Saloman and Haydn orchestras for many years.

I regularly transcribe music for a gospel company and can pick out anything by ear - and can help you to do the same.

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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.

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Tutoring Approach:

I want the lessons to be fun and stimulating. With piano/keyboard lessons I like to teach pupils to work out the music they like by ear and to understand the theory behind the music so they can reuse what they have learnt again and again. This is an option with any styles including classical music. I will teach students to read music unless they'd prefer not to.

I will teach students how to read, understand, play and memorise Chord Sheets so they can play tunes in any key.

I will help students to explore the instrument so they can play solo or with a bass player.

I will explain chords and the scales that fit for a far more predictable result in improvising including all those more contemporary Gospel chords and fills.

I will ensure a correct technique so that the student will be able to play fluently and rapidly when needed.

There are now ABRSM Grade exams in Jazz as well as Classical Piano. I find these are very useful for the student to realise that they are improving and they also give the student something concrete to aim for in addition to growing audiences wishing to listen to them!

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 have some original analog synths including a Roland Juno 60 and a Roland MKS80 with MPG80 programmer, once owned by Kajagoogoo!

In Music Technology I use Logic Pro on a Mac. I am familliar with Cubase on PC with other software.

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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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