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Darren offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Trumpet

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

Violin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Casual £30.00

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00

Composition

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Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Darren , I have been a professional musician since leaving school at the age of 16 when I joined the Royal Marines band service playing Trumpet, Cornet & Violin. Leaving the Royal Marines at the age of 23 I embarked on a career as a professional Trumpet player. I have performed with The Halle, Liverpool Philharmonic, Opera North, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester concert orchestra, Pasadena roof orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Trumpet QE2 show band world cruise, Glenn Miller UK, Syd Lawrence & Roberto Pla (to name a few). I have also played at many of the UK's jazz festivals, either with my own band or as a sideman with other bands.
In 2008 I completed a master of arts from the University of Salford. In 2009 I completed a PGCE in secondary music from Manchester Metropolitan University. Since becoming a qualified teacher I have enjoyed being a self employed teacher of Brass and Violin across the county of Derbyshire. In all official lesson observations made by the partnership the progress of pupils and the quality of my teaching has always been judged to be outstanding.

Tutoring Experience:

I have experience of teaching Trumpet and Violin. I can teach Trumpet from beginners through to advanced and am happy to teach Violin from beginner through to intermediate. I have taught children as young as six through to adults with everything in between.
I currently have approaching 400 compositions and arrangements available on various websites around the world and sell hundreds per year. If you would like to learn how I arrange and compose please contact me. My compositions and arrangements have a light and jazz type approach.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a holistic approach to music teaching, focusing on developing everyones unique talents. As an outstanding qualified teacher I recognise that all students are individuals and as a result I do not employ. one size fits all approach to music tuition. I have experience of teaching the ABRSM syllabus with ALL pupils passing, the vast majority with either a merit or distinction. I strive to provide fun but challenging lessons with an emphasis on proper practice techniques to ensure excellent progress.

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

Qualifications:

  • Manchester metropolitan university (2008) - Secondary music (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Salford (2006) - Music Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)

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