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Instruments Taught

Michael offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Music Theory

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


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


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

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Personal Description:

I'm Michael, and I want to be your next music tutor.

I'm a freelance conductor of symphony and opera, sharing my time between London and Manchester, and an experienced teacher of music theory, composition, as well as conducting. As a conductor, my understanding of the workings of any piece of music has to be of the highest standard, and I want to help you achieve your highest possible understanding of music. Whether you want to learn harmony, music analysis, improve your composition, or how to rehearse and conduct your ensembles with greater proficiency, I know I can help you.

Tutoring Experience:

I have over 20 years experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of disciplines. I currently have students aged 13-60.

Private composition tutor since 2002, with considerable experience at A-Level/GCSE equivalent, as well as undergraduate level.
Conductor of London Firebird Orchestra's yearly orchestral composition workshop, Middlesex University, since 2019.

Private musicianship and theory teacher since 2002. Able to teach to ABRSM syllabus, or tailor lessons to the specific needs of the student.

Conducting for over 20 years. Positions have included Principal Guest Conductor - London Firebird Orchestra, Associate Music Director - Fulham Opera, Guest Conductor - City of Southampton Symphony .Conducting tutor since 2007. Helping students of other musical disciplines move into and develop their conducting and analysis, particularly at late secondary school or university level.

Tutoring Approach:

Tailored, adaptable, interactive teaching is the key.

I'll spend part of our first session together learning what your goals are, or helping you to discover them yourself.

If you want help with music theory, I'll spend some time assessing your strengths and weakness; finding those areas in which you can be driven further, and those areas where you need the most support. For composition, I want to help you develop your musical skillset to best express your own creative instincts. For conducting, it's not only about stick technique, but about having the means to dig into the music and best understand its inner workings. Only then can you be your best conductor.

You might want help with part or all of the above, and I can adapt our time together to help you be your best musical self.

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


  • University of Sydney (2005) - Bachelor of Music (Composition) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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