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Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £33.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £33.00

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Casual £33.00

French Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Casual £33.00

Cornet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £33.00

Euphonium

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £33.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Neil and I am a freelance music teacher with brass and woodwind specialism.

I have experience teaching individual, group, and whole class lessons for children of primary and secondary school age. I also run classes and a wind ensemble for adults.

I accept beginner to advanced levels in the study of the cornet, trumpet, baritone and trombone , though would consider tutoring students on other high and low brass instruments. I also teach beginner saxophone, clarinet, recorder and flute lessons. My tuition extends to music theory.

I am a young adult with varied interests, including sports (rugby, football, badminton, squash and athletics). I have played music since I was a child and studied it to MA standard at Cardiff University while performing as the Principal Trumpet within the university orchestra. I have performed and played in various ensembles and will be looking to perform more in the future, now I have returned to the Gloucestershire area.

Tutoring Experience:

Brass Ensemble Tutor – Cheltenham (Oct, 2015 on-going): I run a secondary school brass ensemble and teach regular brass lessons for students.

Self Employed Peripatetic Teacher – Gloucestershire (Sept, 2014 on-going): I teach individual, group and whole class music lessons for children of primary and secondary school age. Content caters for beginner to advanced levels. I teach most woodwind and brass instruments. I have experience as a music co-ordinator within one primary school where I directed all music activities for one day a week, every week. Within this school, I taught Early Years Foundation Stage music and delivered Key Stage 1 and 2 materials. I also teach adults.

County Music Group Tutor (with brass specialism) and Whole Class Ensemble Teacher (WCET) on brass – Gloucestershire (Sept, 2014 on-going): As a staff member of Gloucestershire Music, I am involved in a range of music activities. As part of a music centre, I deliver the Gifted and Talented (formerly First Access) scheme for beginners of brass instruments, run senior theory classes and the brass band. Presently, I conduct a beginner adult wind band whose members – before joining the group – had never previously played wind instruments.

As a Whole Class Ensemble Tutor (WCET), I teach music and brass playing in a whole class setting. I take up to 34 trumpets into a classroom and deliver a 10 – 30 week unique scheme of work to children. The role requires strong organisation skills, appropriate classroom management and the ability to differentiate material effectively.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in taking an active approach to music lessons. This means the tutee is very much an active participant. The tutee will not only learn in a traditional manner by sitting-down reading notation from a score in a teacher led activity but will be encouraged to move, play visual and sound games, compose, and explore the sound-world of the instrument in attempt for the tutee to construct an interest and passion for music as well as in their instrument of choice. I want to help develop creative musicians with strong musicianship and encourage individualism in addition to fostering effective communication and cooperation in pupils. The study of music develops many skills, transferable to many walks of life, and it is my role as a tutor to try and create a safe learning environment where these skills can germinate and grow.

Having a pupil play as soon as possible is always the best approach to music tuition. Teaching through exploration of different styles and music, through individual practice, playing directly with me or learning through demonstration will promote greater confidence.

Rhythm is the root of a lot of music and, although learning notes and theory is addressed from the very first lesson, a focus on musicality promotes individualism and self-confidence faster than being over-loaded with information too quickly. Once confidence and enthusiasm is gained through rhythms and intonation it is important to come-by pupil-centric (and achievable) goals. These might include direction through examinations or the desire to learn particular styles of music. Learning is progressive and based on individual needs.

I am registered with ABRSM and am able to enter students for exams. I am also registered as a Music Medals Teacher.

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

Qualifications:

  • Cardiff University (2010) - Master of Arts in Musicology (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Cardiff University (2007) - Bachelor of Music, 2.i hons. (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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