Information About Gavin - Egham teacher
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Gavin (b.1992) is a soloist, composer, collaborator, and advocate of new music. Having appeared at numerous summer schools focusing on new works and compositions on bursary, including Grolloo Flute sessions, Rarescale Summer School, and Robert Dick's New York Studio, he has an emerging international reputation in the area of new music.
Gavin has been educated to Masters level at Royal Holloway, University of London where he has been most recently been tutored in flute by the internationally renowned Carla Rees. His activities as a Masters student have involved composition and a research project into the performance of the Japanese Shakuahchi, alongside writing papers on matters of performance and the history of Western Art Music in Japan throughout the 20th century. Looking forward Gavin is preparing to pursue his PhD in Music at Royal Holloway looking into the Kingma System flute and traditional Japanese music.
I began teaching piano when I was at Sixth form to students in the lower school. Each student was put in for ABRSM exams for which they received good marks and positive feedback. Most recently I have experience in teaching flute to a post grade 8 mature student and a complete beginner.
As I was previously employed by a secondary school as a teaching assistant, I have experience of working with a range of ages and abilities in both musical and non-musical settings.
I believe that we each take a unique path to success when it comes to music. Though there are set ideas in technique and tone development that are crucial to the beginner, I have come to notice through my experience that each student may access these ideas differently. Through this I have developed a method of teaching where I work with the student to create drills and exercises that practise the problem areas whilst developing a musical sense.
I am willing to teach toward graded examinations, though I will not push these onto students if they jus want to learn for fun. As I have an interest in new playing techniques, I use these to help develop traditional playing (and to make the lessons sound more fun!)
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- Royal Holloway University of London (2014) - BMus (Hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2011) - Grade VIII Flute (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2011) - Grade VIII Piano (Other) (✘ Not On File)