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Instruments Taught

Piano

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

Guitar

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

Music Theory

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

Composition

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

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Personal Description:

Hi! My name is James and I am a music tutor specialising in piano, guitar, music theory and composition in and around Muswell Hill and Haringey, London. I just completed my Ph.D in music at Royal Holloway, having taken my Masters degree at the University of Oxford and my undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. My rate is £40 for 1 hour or £25 for half an hour. I have over 10 years of experience teaching music. I teach piano to students from absolute beginner up to Grade 8, from age 6 to mature students. I completed by Grade 8 in piano as a teenager and I specialised in this instrument at university, giving a 40-minute recital of diploma and post-diploma level material in completion of this degree. I can teach popular acoustic and electric guitar, taking students aged 11+. My masters and doctoral degrees focused on Music Composition, and I am therefore extremely comfortable exploring students' creative interests, whether as part of their instrumental tuition or as specialised music theory and composition lessons.

Tutoring Experience:

I have given private instrumental tuition on piano and guitar to students of all ages since 2011. As my academic career has progressed, I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in seminars and 1-to-1 tutorials, and this year I began leading undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Academy of Music and Sound. I also teach piano at Sweet Symphony School of Music. I hold an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy as a teaching qualification and am fully DBS checked.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in taking a student-led approach to all aspects of music tuition. When teaching children at primary school age, I seek out teaching materials that make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible. When teaching secondary school children and adults, lessons will usually begin with a discussion of their musical tastes, what bands they listen to and why they are interested in learning their instrument. I then look to get students playing music that they love as quickly as possible.

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2021) - Music Composition (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2017) - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Oxford (2012) - Music Composition (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Edinburgh (2011) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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