Information About Francis - Lambeth teacher
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Trained in both the Classical and Jazz disciplines I am able to cater to all styles of music. Having studied and played saxophone for over 30 years I have vast experience and some of my former pupils have are now established in the popular music industry.
I ran my own 15-piece Hip-Hop-jazz-funk band for many years, recorded an album and won competitions as well as having performed across the world with many top musicians. I've also played in many classical orchestras, big bands and wind bands. I've written musicals and produced albums, therefore I can offer you a very broad musical experience.
I play all saxophones including clarinets and also coach vocalists and teach music technology and production.
Some of my biggest saxophone mentors are: Dexter Gordon, Branford Marsalis, Courtney Pine, Stan Getz, Maceo Parker and Miles Davis (Trumpet).
For the last four years I was the Head of Music at The Charter School in North Dulwich and have recently left to run my own music business and build a youth orchestra. I have taught and prepared students and musicians for a range of qualifications from A' level and IB (Higher diploma) Music to GCSE Music and Grade 5 theory.
ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School Grade examinations and competition preparation are all part of my teaching CV.
Lessons are one-to-one and can be geared to the preparation of grade examinations or simply to become proficient on the instrument in any particular style.
A love of learning your instrument and how it works will always be achieved because music cannot made played well without love. I always encourage students to play the music they love to hear, no matter what style.
Aural training is a skill you will develop naturally as part of the learning process in lessons, a strong ear is the most important asset in music.
Music lesson must be fun because music is fun and the body must relaxed to make the music flow.
I look forward to working with you!
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- UCL (2013) - Music Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
- UCL (2006) - Post-Compulsory Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- UCC School of Music (1996) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (1992) - Grade 8 Saxophone / Clarinet (Professional) (✔ On File)