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Instruments Taught

Piano

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

Singing

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

Keyboard

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

Music Theory

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

I have been teaching piano and voice since 1996. A professional musician since age 19, I have worked with many bands playing keyboards and vocals, in functions, jazz ensembles, and as a solo performer. As a vocalist, I spent many years working with the London Vocal Project, performing in some of London's most prestigious venues, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Pizza Express. My Big Band, ‘The Spike Orchestra’ is signed to John Zorn’s ‘Tzadik’ label in New York, our second album, ‘Cerberus’ was released in November 2015. I compose music for dance, theatre, and the concert platform and run educational composition workshops in schools. I am currently studying for a PhD in Jazz Composition at the University of York after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 becoming Master of Music in Composition, passing with Distinction. Previously, I studied at the University of Sussex, attaining a 1st class BAHons degree in music and winning the award for outstanding achievement in the department. I am an International Music Examiner for Trinity College London, specialising in the Rock & Pop examinations.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching for 20 years, at all levels from beginner to diploma level. I support students through graded examinations in piano - jazz or classical and music theory using the Trinity or ABRSM syllabus. I also draw on my experience as a keyboard player in bands across the UK and France to offer Trinity Rock & Pop Exam preparation (and preparation for playing in bands) As a vocal tutor, I work with you to develop confidence, intonation and repertoire, offering exam preparation through the Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach music in a holistic sense, trying to develop a student's understanding of music alongside learning to read written notation and developing techniques of playing or singing. I encourage composition and playing by ear from the early stages, incorporating many styles of music to all students. If you wish to concentrate on jazz or blues repertoire, I enjoy teaching the principles of groove and feel. If you wish to take exams, I can support you through the jazz grades.
If you don't want to follow the grade system, I encourage all types of learning. The most important thing is that you are achieving what you want from your lessons - I'm just here to guide you!

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

Qualifications:

  • University of York (2017) - PhD Composition (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2012) - MMus Composition (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Sussex (2009) - BAHons Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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