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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00

French Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £60.00
Casual £50.00

Tenor Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00

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Personal Description:

I hold an MA in French Horn and LRAM teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music and a BA in Music from the University of Cambridge.
I am passionate about learning and education and have led and assisted in primary school outreach programmes across London (with English Touring Opera, Philharmonia's Virtual Orchestra and Open Academy, among others). I have also worked on music courses with children of all ages.
I am a freelance french horn player, performing regularly with a wide variety of orchestras and ensembles, most notably with the Lion King (West End), London Sinfonietta and Senbla Orchestra.
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Tutoring Experience:

Currently, I privately teach a wide variety of instruments and abilities from adult french horn and beginner piano, to GCSE maths and sciences. I also have experience in putting children through graded exams. Having recently moved to south London I am looking to take on more students in any area. I also offer music theory and academic music tuition.
I completed my undergraduate degree in music at the University of Cambridge in 2015 with a 2i and have recently graduated with an MA from The Royal Academy of Music with Distinction.

Alongside private teaching, I have worked extensively in primary school music outreach programmes all over London, leading and assisting in a wide variety of projects, including with English Touring Opera, the Philharmonia’s Virtual Orchestra, and the Open Academy. This has involved coaching brass, piano and recorder players, composing songs and instrumental pieces with the children, and performing instrument demonstrations to large groups. I have also gained experience in working with SEN and visually-impaired children. As a staff member on the summer music courses, Music Makers, I have worked with children of all ages, particularly focusing on teaching 5 year-olds songs and the recorder.

My wind quintet are members of the Live Music Now team, performing in schools and care-homes, and I am a founding member of the music/drama group Hold the Drama, who devise and perform musical plays in primary schools.

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Tutoring Approach:

In order to progress, it is important to understand the basics of the instrument and the process of playing/singing. As such, I ensure that my students have that fundamental understanding and progress logically through material. I am happy to offer (and thoroughly encourage) theory lessons as well. As everyone learns in a different way, I adapt my teaching to the individual. Although exams are important, my primary aim is to develop the musician, thoroughly exploring all aspects of the music.

Prices listed are merely an approximation - this will depend on the nature of the work required, and is thus flexible and negotiable. I am happy to teach sessions by the hour, half-hour, or any multiple thereof.

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


  • Royal Academy of Music (2019) - LRAM Teaching Diploma (Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2017) - French Horn Performance (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2015) - Music Tripos (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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