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Clarinet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am a highly experienced and successful teacher of clarinet and saxophone based in Harrow now looking to expand. I have personally developed my teaching skills and expertise with people in previous roles as a Director of Curriculum and Head of Creative Skills Academy. I am looking for young beginners to adults, whether aiming for exam success or purely for pleasure. I studied clarinet with Mark Jordan (Royal Northern College), Colin Lawson (Royal Academy) and Colin Bradbury (London Symphony Orchestra). I had much early success as a young performer reaching the final of the Festival of Music for Youth in a duet and performed Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with the County Youth Orchestra. I then progressed to much professional work including the International Festival Orchestra for the G&S Society. I was also a features writer for the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of the UK specifically on advanced technique. I now aim to focus exclusively on teaching clarinet and saxophone.

Tutoring Experience:

I have over 30 years experience as a music teacher, instrumental teacher and with experience as a senior leader in education involved in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the highest level. My students have successfully achieved exam board grades from 3 to 8 and I have also taught undergraduate students at University. In addition to clarinet and saxophone I have taught GCSE and A Level Music and have even written a Music Degree when in charge of Higher Education. See **Web Address Removed**

Tutoring Approach:

I adopt a nurturing approach to learning as well as challenging students to make rapid progress whilst having fun. A work hard ethic is vital to establish good routines. I customize learning to the individual and use these four student categories as a starting point: Beginner: Intermediate to Advanced: Consultations for experienced players; "Never Too Old to Learn" lessons for new adults. I can be flexible in terms of when and where lessons can take place so I can come to you, or you to me or interact online if that is best. I will develop theory and aural skills in every lesson and prepare students for exams and next steps where required. The first lesson will include a conversation to establish the purpose and aims of the lessons. Give it a try and see how it goes! My reach is well beyond Harrow including Bushey, Pinner, Stanmore and Ruislip.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of London Institute of Education (1984) - MTC Music Teachers' Certificate (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Sheffield (1983) - BMUS (HONS) in Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity College of Music, London (1979) - LTCL in Clarinet Teaching (Professional) (✔ On File)

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