Information About Roderick - Burgess Hill teacher
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Roderick offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
Currently a private flute tutor in West Sussex and London, as well as online via Zoom to students around the world.
I’m from the UK and I am an Altus Flutes Artist, playing exclusively on Altus Flutes.
Graduate of Royal Academy of Music- scholarship student of William Bennett, Kate Hill and Pat Morris (piccolo) 2005-2009. Further study with Lorna McGhee (Pittsburgh Symphony) in Canada.
Teacher with the Richmond Music Trust.
Freelance orchestral flute player.
Recitals and classes around the world, including at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Author “Mastering the Flute with William Bennett”, published by Indiana University Press.
Private tutor since 2009.
Flute teacher- Richmond Music Trust.
Flute coach- West Sussex County Youth Orchestra
Founder and teacher, Sussex Flute Retreat and Integrated Flautist UK and Vancouver.
Instructor at VSO School of Music 2016-2018
Teaching assistant at William Bennett International Summer School
Masterclasses in Canada, Japan, Europe and USA
Student successes include distinction in exams, winning competitions, getting into National Children’s Orchestra and music college.
ABOUT MY TEACHING
After studying with some of the greatest flute players and teachers at the Royal Academy of Music and abroad, it is a great privilege to help my students master their instrument. Mastering the flute is a lifelong journey and I encourage students to work on all aspects of their flute technique to find greater ease and enjoyment in their musical expression.
Part of my teaching is inspired by the Alexander Technique, which has helped many musicians, actors and athletes with injury prevention. For flute playing it especially helps with breathing, tone, resonance, and finger coordination by being more aware of how we use our bodies and inhibiting habits which are less efficient. There are no wrong answers and I seek to positively encourage the student to find their voice and true potential.
I enjoy giving masterclasses in Japan, Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. I hold my own flute retreat each year in the UK and teach at the Integrated Flutist: Vancouver Flute Festival.
I have also written a book of exercises based on the teaching of William Bennett called "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett". This was published by Indiana University Press in 2018. My second book is “7 Daily Vocalises” and is published by Tetractys Publishing. My blog also has some useful tips for flute players!
Tuition fee starts at £50 (online lesson).
10-lesson plan. Save 15% by booking 10 lessons.
Travel expenses depend on distance.
Tutor Resources: (free to download)
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (2009) - BMus Hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)