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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

Education: British Council – Fortaleza, Brazil July/September 1989
Brighton University - Brighton, Sussex Sept 1985/Jun. 1986
Aston University - Birmingham, West Midlands Oct. 1983/Apr. 1984
Brighton University – Brighton, Sussex Jun. 1983
Aston University - Birmingham, West Midlands Oct. 1980/Mar. 1982
Sussex Tutorial College – Brighton, Sussex Jan. 1980/Jun. 1980
Brighton College – Eastern Road, Brighton Sep. 1974/Nov. 1979
Boarzell Prep School – Hurst Green, Sussex Sep. 1971/Jul. 1974
Qualifications: T.T.C. Certificate (Teacher Training Course – British Council)
T.E.F.L. Introductory Certificate (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
A Level: French, Mathematics with Statistics, Economics and Portuguese
AO Level: French with Literature, General Mathematics, English with
Literature, British Economic Constitution and Use of English
O Level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language,
French, Portuguese and Latin.
Additional Courses: Two years of BSc Hons course in French and Business Administration
One year of HND Information Technology studies.
I studied music (singing, violin and classical guitar) throughout my school career, finally concentratin more on singing, at which I reached Grade 5 standard in Music Theory and Grade 8 standard in Singing, finally reaching the level required to be a candidate for a Choral Scholarship candidate to Trinity College, Cambridge. Having opted to go instead to Aston University, I continued my Music studies in my second year (classical guitar and singing) as a third Combined Honours subject. When I left university and emigrated to Brazil, I taught music but continued my music studies by participating in various university choirs run by local Music lecturers and professors.

Work Experience: I emigrated to Brazil in 1987 where I worked as a hotel receptionist, an English teacher at the “Cultura Inglesa” English School (British Council) and an export analyst at a local jeans factory. I opted for self-employment in my last ten years as a private English, French and Music teacher, translator, entrepreneur, interpreter and part-time professional singer and guitarist. I returned to England in May 2001 and worked for ASDA stores at the Brighton Marina for six months, carrying out general duties on the shop floor, in the warehouse and on the tills.
In August 2002, I joined Seeboard Energy as a customer service advisor in the Change of Supply Department. After a year I transferred to the Contract Processing Department where I helped to update the company’s Foreign Language Speakers page on the intranet. Since then I have worked as an inputter in the error management team and, more recently, have added many forms of non customer-facing error management tasks to my daily activities.
Computer –
I have an extensive knowledge of computers and the following word processing, image editing, digital audio studio and web design programs:
Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Front Page), 602 Office Suite, Ability Office, Easy Office, SuperJPG, Paint Shop Pro, 2020, XN View, Image Forge, Encore score editor, Cakewalk Pro Audio, Evolution Audio Pro, Wavelab, Gold Wave, Sound Forge, Cool Edit 96, Quartz Audio Master, Quartz Studio Pro, Band-in-a-Box, MusicMatch Jukebox, WinGroove, Mozart, Anvil Studio, Arachnophilia, Easy Html, Home Site, Hot Metal, HTML Builder, Max's Html Beauty, Mercury Editor and Netscape Composer.
Languages –
I am a native speaker of English and Portuguese. I speak French fluently, and have a basic knowledge of Spanish, German and Japanese. I was offered a placement for a year from Oct. 1984 at the Sorbonne (Paris 1, Panthéon) but was unable to attend owing to ongoing neurophysiological and other medical problems, having suffered a brain haemorrhage in June 1981.

Full driving licence held since 1980.

Aikido, reading, writing and performing music, singing, opera, playing the guitar and violin, building and maintaining computers, swimming and water polo.

Dietmar Dombrowsky, Nehringstrasse 11, 14059 Berlin, Germany. Tel.: **Telephone Number Removed** e-mail: **E-mail Address Removed**

Prof. Elvis Matos, Rua Rubia Sampaio 1186, Bairro Farias Brito, Fortaleza, Ceará 60011-060, Brazil. Tel.: **Telephone Number Removed** 4.
e-mail: **E-mail Address Removed**

Tutoring Experience:

Music - I taught guitar and singing in Fortaleza, Brazil privately for over seven years, sang in various groups, university and company choirs, teaching sight reading and singing technique when requested by my choirmasters, finally going on to form my own octet, which I conducted, taught and in which I sang both as second bass and as baritone soloist.

English and French - apart from during a short stay in England in 1996, when I taught English at the Hove School of English, I taught English and French in Brazil, initially teaching English at the British Council School in Fortaleza, and then going on to teach both English and French privately to the general public and to students and professors of three local universities (Universidade de Fortaleza, Universidade Federal do Ceará and Universidade Estadual do Ceará) for the rest of my time in Brazil.

Tutoring Approach:

Tailored specifically to each individual's or group's needs, easy-going and relaxed but expecting dedication, effort and sustained input and interaction from my students.

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Additional Languages: French, Portuguese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


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