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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

Clarinet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £25.00

Recorder

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professional musician, freelancing on the clarinet with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Sinfonia, and Concert Orchestra de Cymru, and playing with the Bute Clarinet Quartet in venues around the UK. I studied the clarinet at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama for 6 years under Robert Plane (Principal Clarinet of BBC National Orchestra of Wales) & Timothy Lines (former Principal Clarinet of London Symphony Orchestra). At music college, I was a winner of the Concerto Trials and was awarded the John McIntyre Memorial Prize for Contribution to Orchestral Playing. I also won the North London Festival 'Most Outstanding Reed Player' prize in 2009.

I learnt piano from the age of eight, reaching my Grade 8, and have over 5 years' experience accompanying grade exams. I also studied recorder from the age of five, gaining a Performer's Certificate and performing in venues across Kent, and played tenor saxophone for several years in a Big Band.

Tutoring Experience:

Since starting my Postgraduate course at music college in 2010 I have pursued a passion of spreading classical music to others through teaching. I have 6 years' experience teaching clarinet, piano, saxophone, recorder and theory to all ages, from 5 to 75. At college I also studied teaching modules for two years & attained an ABRSM Diploma in Teaching. Every year I attend the Music Education Exposition in London to keep my teaching methods fresh & up-to-date.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very flexible with how the pupil enjoys learning music & try to work out the best solution for each individual. The majority of my pupils take ABRSM exams once they have reached the requisite standard, but I also teach people who are learning just for fun! All ages & standards are welcome, and I am more than happy to work on whichever styles my pupils prefer, be it classical, jazz, film tunes or Klezmer!

I provide a broad teaching curriculum, focusing on developing technique, musicality, scales, theory & aural simultaneously, to encourage the development of the pupil not just as an instrumental player but as a musician. This provides a solid base for them to then progress easily from.

Every lesson focuses on a variety of styles of repertoire, music fundamentals, and development work tailored to each pupil. I always encourage pupils to take an active role in their choice of repertoire. I accompany my pupils in lessons & when they take exams, so they can experience the fun of playing as a group, and get lots of practice playing with a piano before events. I also regularly play aural tests on the piano for my pupils.

I truly believe everyone can learn an instrument & experience the joy of making music!

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (2012) - PGDip - Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (2010) - BMus (Hons) - 1st (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (2009) - DipABRSM Principles of Instrumental Teaching (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (2005) - Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)

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