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Instruments Taught

Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

French Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

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Personal Description:

I have extensive experience of teaching and coaching brass instruments from beginner to degree level and have several pupils in the Surrey area. I studied the trombone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Terry Nagle (Halle) and Roger Harvey (RPO), and privately with Denis Wick. I continue to perform as an orchestral trombonist and I am first trombone for the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Chamber Orchestra and have played first trombone for the Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. I have a good knowledge of all the brass instruments and teach the trombone, the French Horn and the trumpet.
I am also a composer and have written works for brass, saxophone quartet, orchestra and voice.

Tutoring Experience:

Currently I am teaching trombone, horn and trumpet for Richmond Music Trust and Kingston Music Services. Throughout my time as a lecturer at Kingston University I have taught the trombone, conducted and coached the Kingston University Brass Ensemble including performances at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Guildhall on several occasions.
I have experience of teaching younger brass pupils at Newcastle under Lyme School and privately in Manchester and Surrey – this involved liaising with parents regarding the progress of their children. I have also successfully put pupils in for Associated Board and Trinity Practical Examinations and can provide aural and theory tuition if required.
I am also a composer and have taught composition for many years at Salford and Kingston Universities.

Tutoring Approach:

I think it is important to make lessons fun and varied - it is not just about playing the instrument but also developing as an all-round musician. It is also essential for pupils to play in ensembles/bands as that is when music-making is the most enjoyable and rewarding.

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

Qualifications:

  • Goldsmiths College (2006) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Manchester University (1987) - MusM (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (1983) - GRNCM (trombone) (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Manchester University (1982) - MusB (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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