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Instruments Taught

Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

French Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Cornet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Baritone Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Euphonium

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

Alex is an experienced brass tutor and professional trumpet player, based in Wimbledon. During his studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire he received expert tuition from Andy Stone-Fewings (RSC), Alan Thomas (BBCSO), Jon Holland (CBSO) and Percy Pursglove (BBC Big Band & generally a jazz legend).

Alex has great weekday/evening availability and a spacious home teaching studio. It's an 8-minute walk from Motspur Park station; it's on the route of the K5 bus; and there is free on street parking!

Tutoring Experience:

As well as private tuition, I teach through the Hillingdon Music Hub and have previously been a volunteer brass mentor at the Birmingham Music Service. In July 2017, I mentored the brass section for Harpenden Musicale's "Young Artists Symphony Orchestra", and in 2014 I was a volunteer mentor for Merton Music Foundation Junior Brass Ensemble.

As part of my time at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, I have studied pedagogy modules which have taught me a wealth of strategies and approaches to teaching music - in particular, students just taking up their instrument. I am most at home teaching the trumpet, from beginners to diploma level, however, I am very comfortable with all brass instruments from beginner to grade 5 - which is the stage when an instrument specific tutor is essential for achieving the next level and beyond in playing.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that music should be enjoyed and that everybody needs to learn at the right pace for them to make the best progress! For pupils just starting out, within the first few lessons my aim for every student is for them to understand the basics of the instrument, correct posture and positioning and how to play a simple tune.

In my first year at music college I had a huge "embouchure change" and essentially re-learned how to play the trumpet, and it is for this reason that I am confident that I would be able to guide players of any ability who have found problems in their technique they would like help with.

Finally, I am convinced that improvement and mastery can only been acheived when we set ourselves goals. This means that whether the goal be a grade exam, a public performance or simply mastering a certain technique on the instrument… goals are set regularly to encourage maximum potential and steady progression!

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2018) - Music Performance (Hons) [graduating in 2019] (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity Guildhall (2014) - Classical Trumpet Grade 8 with Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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