Information About Jonathan - Didcot teacher - (1 review)
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I am a friendly, experienced teacher based in South Oxfordshire, offering lessons in flute and baroque flute. Originally from the south coast, I studied with Michael Cox (BBC Symphony Orchestra) & Karen Jones at the Royal Academy of Music and Ransom Wilson at Yale, before undertaking a historical performance course at Juilliard in New York. I teach at two secondary schools and perform regularly both as an orchestral flautist and early music specialist on period instruments. I generally teach at home (Didcot) with some limited availability in Oxford.
My experience ranges from teaching undergraduate students at Yale University to beginner groups in the classroom. My work in the independent sector has involved coaching GCSE and A-Level students, particularly in aural skills, and I have prepared students for auditions and ABRSM exams.
I've witnessed first-hand the transformative effect great music can have, especially for those learning an instrument. The benefits extend beyond the artistic: improving self-discipline, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, but above all, the process of learning an instrument must be fun, and I work with each individual to find the best mixture of repertoire and exercises to help them improve quickly.
As a develop flautist, a lot of the technical aspects of the instrument did not come to me easily, and I worked very hard to find, visualise, and apply solutions. I know this has made me a better teacher, and I take great pleasure in helping students overcome similar problems.
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Juilliard School (2018) - Graduate Diploma in Historical Performance (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Yale School of Music (2015) - Artist Diploma (Flute Performance) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (2012) - Master of Arts (Flute Performance) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Durham University (2008) - Bachelor of Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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