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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

Hello,

I’m a multi-instrumentalist, composer and tutor whose primary instruments are the drum kit and piano. I moved from Somerset to London to pursue my passion, gaining a Music Degree from LCCM before playing with a diverse range of bands and artists. I’ve performed for festivals, album recordings and music videos across a range of genres, the highlights including:

Session work for Shaw Thing Artist Management - Drew Cotty (ITV’s The Voice), Gabrielle Aplin, Joy Crookes, Abi Hudson, Fred Light.

Perm band member - State of Play, The Buzzard Orchestral, Hayley Cannon.

Sofar Sounds, The Roundhouse, Abbey Road.

I compose music for screen (film, animation, branded content) and create transcriptions / scores of popular music. I have a channel showcasing my compositions, transcriptions and performances - generously supported by patrons through Patreon.

In 2017 I moved to Luton where I teach from my home (drum kit, piano, theory, composition), offering students the chance to record and use industry standard instruments and programs like Logic and Sibelius.

I’m also an RSL examiner (Rockschool) assessing grades 1-8 worldwide, not to mention an eternal student - recently adding double bass, ukulele and xaphoon to my growing collection.

Tutoring Experience:

The benefits of learning an instrument are huge. It boosts your memory, abstract reasoning skills, creativity, confidence, patience and relieves stress. Most importantly it is fun. I teach the drum kit, piano, theory and composition. I love sharing my passion with my students, supporting and empowering them to become the best they can be. I’m big on inspiring my students to continue progressing between lessons, independently, focussing on technical ability, stylistic understanding and the development of their own musical voice.

If you choose to take graded examinations, I have a strong track record of getting students high marks. I’m an examiner myself, so I know exactly how to prepare you. Grades 6-8 practical / theory give you UCAS points equivalent to A levels, and grades 5-6 are regarded as equivalent to GCSE level. It’s a great way to stand out when applying to schools and universities.

I teach children and adults 1-to-1 from my home in Luton, at students’ homes and online. Students coming to me benefit from access to industry standard equipment and software - invaluable experience for any aspiring, modern musician. I hold an Advanced DBS Certificate and have many testimonials and references (upon request).

Previous tutoring experience:

Al Pascal Music - North London’s leading contemporary music school.

Diverse Voices Entertainment C.I.C - Creator / leader of Rhythm & Beats Workshop held at Edinburgh Primary School.

Keir Hardy Primary school - Co-creator / facilitator of Composition Workshop.

All Talents Music School.

Phoneix Tutors.

Fox Music School (volunteer).

Tutoring Approach:

I consider myself an autodidact (a self taught person). I love to learn and find ways to improve myself on a daily basis. I aim to instil this passion for self development in all of my students as I believe self education, the desire and motivation to improve yourself as the most useful tool to learning any skill.

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

Qualifications:

  • LCCM (2011) - BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Production (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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