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Information About Michael - Kingston upon Thames teacher

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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £42.00
Expert £45.00

Keyboard

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £42.00
Expert £45.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00

Composition

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

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Personal Description:

Michael James (b. 1947) studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. His teachers included Peter Wishart, Buxton Orr, Dennis Dance and Patric Standford. He later taught theory and composition at the London College of Music until 1997. In addition to composing, Michael is currently very active as a teacher in private practice.

Recent performances of compositions by Michael have been given by Anna Bell [flute], The London Myriad Ensemble, The London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, Janet Oates [voice], The Konvalia Quartet, Total Brass, Sharon Moloney [flute] & Catherine Herriott [piano], Opal Flutes, Derek Foster [vibraphone & piano], Felicity Hayward [mezzo-soprano] and The Regency Ensemble.

Tutoring Experience:

My 40 years teaching experience includes 10 years of lecturing at the London College of Music. Since then I have been an examiner for the LCM in both theory and practical exams internationally.

Tutoring Approach:

My two principal aims as a teacher are [1] to make lessons as enjoyable as possible as well as [2] ensuring a goal has been achieved by the end of each lesson.

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

Qualifications:

  • University of West London (1997) - M Mus (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • London College of Music (1985) - Hon FLCM (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Durham (1973) - B Mus (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • GSMD (1968) - LGSM (College) (✘ Not On File)

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