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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

- Online lessons (Individual)
60 mins - £30
30 mins - £15

Cheshire Lessons
- Individual lessons
- Group lessons
- Big Band Saxophone Sectionals

In 2003 Phil's interest started with music, after joining the “Music For Life Big Band” as a saxophonist, he ended up performing across the UK and Europe playing pieces from artist's like Stevie Wonder, Randy Crawford and Herbie Hancock to name a few. In 2005 he began his musical career working in the duo “Alternate Perceptions” performing as a saxophonist with the singer songwriter Si Cliff, performing original material and covers across Northwest England at restaurants, pubs and private functions.

Phil went to Salford University in 2007 and began performing with wedding bands, big bands and in theatre productions across England. Since graduating in 2010 he performs regularly across the UK and has built up a wealth of experience improvising to DJ's, performing with function bands and working as a session musician in recording studios.

In 2013 he started working with music agencies across Cheshire delivering tuition in primary & secondary schools teaching individual, group and class tuition and is one of the directors of "Wincham School of Music".

Tutoring Experience:

2011 – Present “Freelance Tutor” & Director of "Wincham School of Music"

Teaching flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder and ukulele for individuals, schools and colleges across
Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

2013 – 2017 – “ Cheshire West & Chester / QLP / Edsential Woodwind Tutor ”

Phil taught and put on concerts for small groups and large classes in primary schools across Cheshire in
saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone , euphonium and glockenspiel.

2014 – 2017 – “ Music for Life Woodwind and Ukulele Tutor ”

Here Phil taught and put on concerts for individual and classes in secondary and primary schools across
Cheshire in saxophone, flute, clarinet and ukulele.

Tutoring Approach:

As a fully enhanced DBS checked tutor, Phil has built up a wealth of experience teaching pupils aged 6 - 75 over the past decade in a variety of subjects ranging from classical grades to jazz improvisation and theory.
​Teaching at homes, schools and colleges, Phil has taught from complete beginners to advanced performers in individual lessons and classes of up to 60 pupils.

His approach to teaching is firstly for the pupils to enjoy themselves in the lessons while working around their strengths and weaknesses with an encouragement on the fundamentals of the instrument, making every lesson tailored to each pupil.

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


  • Salford University (2010) - BA Hons Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2007) - Grade 8 Saxophone (Professional) (✔ On File)

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