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Anna offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
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ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE. I am alto saxophonist and vocalist with Jools Holland’s 19-piece ‘Rhythm And Blues Orchestra’ and tenor saxophonist & vocalist with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials. I graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a first class honours degree in 1996. I am a multi-saxophonist (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes). I hold ABRSM grade 8 on Saxophone, Piano and Violin.
With Brooklyn Funk Essentials I have recorded two albums - ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ (2015) and ’Stay Good’ (2019) and toured worldwide. My last tour with Jools Holland was in Europe with his six-piece band with guests KT Tunstall, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. I released my first solo jazz album ‘My Time’ in 2003 and an EP in 2007 - both featured my original compositions and arrangements. As well as being active in the music industry as a touring and recording artist, I have been a music tutor for nearly 30 years, teaching classical music, jazz, funk and pop.
I teach face to face in my purpose-built music studio and remotely via zoom or skype.
I have been a Visiting Tutor in the Saxophone department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2003, where I teach one-to-one lessons and deliver ensemble coaching and saxophone improvisation workshops. I have worked in further and higher education for over 15 years, having been course leader of the BMus Honors Professional Musicianship course BIMM Birmingham and a member of the leadership team at ACM Birmingham. I have been teaching privately for almost 30 years.
I teach across many styles, from classical to jazz, pop and funk. My specialist areas include teaching improvisation & jazz theory, especially to students who are interested in non-classical styles but who may be anxious about where to start or how to go about it.
I hold an up-to-date enhanced DBS check certificate.
My approach to tuition is that it should be enjoyable, engaging and sufficiently challenging for the learner and that they should be able to measure their progress and have a sense of achievement as they acquire new skills and develop existing ones.
Whether the learner's goal is to progress through music exams, to master a specific musical style, to learn how to improvise, to prepare for an audition at a music college, or to play just for fun, I am happy to help them work towards any of these goals and I welcome students of all levels and ages from beginner to advanced, child, adult and neurodiverse learners. I believe there is always a way to unlock a student’s learning potential and to help them work towards their personal goals.
I am a believer in simultaneous learning and I take a holistic approach to music tuition.Through learning to play repertoire, students will develop and discover more about:
Theory (including reading music)
Aural work (listening, clapping, singing, internalising)
Posture, warm-ups and technical work
Scales and arpeggios
How to practise effectively
How to evaluate their work
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Birmingham Conservatoire (1996) - BMus Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1992) - Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1991) - Grade 8 Violin (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1990) - Grade 8 Saxophone (Other) (✔ On File)