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Instruments Taught

Flute

Hourly Fee
Beginner £32.00
Intermediate £32.00
Advanced £32.00
Casual £32.00

Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £32.00
Intermediate £32.00
Advanced £32.00
Expert £32.00
Casual £32.00

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Personal Description:

I've toured with bands signed and unsigned, playing small venues to large festivals.

My passion is in smooth jazz re-creating the sounds of Grover Washington and Dave Koz. I implement and re create those sounds and styles for function bands, jazz trio and quartets and playing solo at weddings.
For theatre, I've played in the West end, Toronto & UK touring the show The Buddy Holly Story and in the West End & UK touring the show, Soul Sister.
I am currently the resident saxophonist at the Ritz hotel in London.

Tutoring Experience:

Peripatetic tutoring on saxophone, clarinet & flute for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, London and Milton Keynes music services from 1997 to current day whilst also teaching privately. I've taught and led jazz workshops for the Camden & Islington music authorities which gave me the working experience and insight to write the method book - 'The Improvisors Manual'.

Tutoring Approach:

Music should always be fun and practical. I don't shy away from scales and arpeggios but they are always taught from the perspective of immediate use in improvisation. I find the jazz syllabus of trinity and abrsm to be wide and engaging enough for most pupils to enjoy the pieces and still take the grade exams if they wish to and of course the wider range of popular to classical is also well covered.
I always use current pop and rock songs and jazz standards to keep learning relevant to music currently trending. I aim to help with the how to practically understand and read music as well as playing by ear (aurally) which calls for different approaches during the lesson(s).

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Hertfordshire (2010) - Composition & Media (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Hertfordshire (2007) - PG in music technology (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Goldsmiths University (1982) - Diploma in Jazz composition (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)

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