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Information About Christopher - Leighton Buzzard teacher

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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00

Clarinet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00

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Personal Description:

Chris has over 10 years experience teaching piano and clarinet to a variety of different age groups and abilities. He is a well established music educator with a background working at many of the countries leading independent schools from Graduate Assistant right up to Director of Music. He teaches engaging and accessible lessons with an excellent track record of success in ABRSM, Trinity and MTB music exams. Lessons are made fun, approachable and leave you wanting more and inspired to practise between lessons.

Chris delivers lessons tailored to your interests and musical tastes. He has experience performing in classical, jazz, pop and musical theatre styles professionally and is comfortable teaching in any of these styles.

Tutoring Experience:

Experience:
Freelance Musician/Teacher - (2009-present)
Sevenoaks School - Graduate Assistant of Music (2013-2015)
St Dunstan's College - Music Teaching Assistant (2015-2016)
Surbiton High School - Head of Instrumental Music (2017-2021)
Lockers Park School - Director of Music (2021-2022)
Stowe School - Visiting Music Teacher of Piano (2022-present)
Buckinghamshire Music Trust - Piano Teacher (2022-present)
Inspiring Music (Central Beds.) - Music Centre Tutor/Peripatetic Piano Tutor (2022-present)

Concerts/Projects:
-Concertos with various regional orchestras: Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Mozart Piano Concerto No.12, 23 & 24, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2.
-Conducted a full Beethoven Symphony cycle for London Beethoven Project in 2014

Tutoring Approach:

Lessons are given at my house in Leighton Buzzard or online. Most lessons will be 30 minutes long. Students on Grade 6 and above I recommend one hour lessons. I am happy teaching any abilities and any age with lessons tailored to your interests as much as possible.

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Academy of Music (2016) - Master of Arts - Piano Accompaniment (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (2013) - BMus (Hons) Piano Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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