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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £29.00
Intermediate £29.00
Advanced £29.00
Casual £29.00

Bassoon

Hourly Fee
Beginner £29.00
Intermediate £29.00
Casual £29.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £29.00
Intermediate £29.00
Advanced £29.00
Expert £29.00
Casual £29.00

Composition

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Beginner £29.00
Intermediate £29.00
Advanced £29.00
Expert £29.00
Casual £29.00

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Personal Description:

I am a friendly, patient and professional Piano, Composition and Bassoon teacher studying in Amsterdam, currently based in Wanstead over the Summer… I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where I graduated with a BMus in Composition in 2015. I am now studying for a Masters degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx. My previous teachers include Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. I have also taken part in masterclasses with Mario Garuti and Colin Matthews.

I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. My scores are held in the Royal Academy of Music and American Viola Society libraries, and my pieces have been performed in various locations throughout Europe, North America and South Africa.

In addition to classical composition, I have also completed a number of scores for short films including award-winning 'Wanted' by Graeme Montgomery, and 'Genesis' by Beatrix Haxby, and composed the soundtrack for Marianna Jungman's show at London Fashion Week in 2014. Other clients include Lanvin, Japanese Vogue, GHD, Nowness.com and Cent Magazine.

For Bassoon, I studied with Adam Mackenzie (New London Chamber Ensemble) and John Orford (London Sinfonietta). I was also a member of Essex Youth Orchestra for four years. I have written new repertoire for the instrument, including a number of Concert Studies and also a Bassoon Quartet.

Tutoring Experience:

From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.

In 2016 I began giving private lessons, and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5 year olds to adults. Between April-July 2017, I also gave private and small-group music lessons at a local primary school.

Tutoring Approach:

My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. I also provide a general music education as I believe in a holistic approach, and increasing their passion for music which will increase their motivation for practice and improvement.

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

Qualifications:

  • Birmingham Conservatoire (2015) - 2:1 Bmus Composition (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2010) - Bassoon Grade 8 (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2009) - Piano Grade 7 (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2007) - Music Theory Grade 5 (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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