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Instruments Taught

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Casual £35.00

Tuba

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Casual £35.00

Cornet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Casual £35.00

Tenor Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £35.00

Baritone Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £35.00

Euphonium

Hourly Fee
Beginner £33.00
Intermediate £33.00
Advanced £33.00
Expert £33.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

Sam studied euphonium at the Birmingham Conservatoire with David Childs and Katrina Marzella where he won the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Prize in his final year. He was also a finalist in the Birmingham Philharmonic Concerto Prize and won the Bernard Brown Chamber Music Prize with his quartet Centenary Brass. Sam gained a place on an Erasmus scheme which involved spending part of his degree studying at the Lemmensinstituut in Belgium under the guidance of Nick Ost and Glenn Van Looy.

Sam has been playing Solo Euphonium with Wantage Band since April 2013 and in this time has won the Southern Counties Best Euphonium Prize in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Best Euphonium at the London Regional Championships in 2017 and 2018 as well as competing at the Royal Albert Hall in the Brass Band National Finals of Great Britain in 2014 and 2016. A career highlight for Sam was when he performed Philip Wilby’s Euphonium Concerto with the Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band, under the baton of the composer himself in February 2013.

Whilst a student, Sam also took lessons on the trombone and achieved Grade 8 before moving onto further education. The skill for Sam to be able to switch between instruments has been fully utilised both as a performer and a teacher.

Sam has been teaching at Berkshire Maestros since June 2013 mostly in the West Berkshire area. He's been in the management team since 2016 where his focus has turned to wider engagement and accessibility for young people and helping other teachers achieve their potential.

As well as this he has a pool of students across Oxfordshire and Wiltshire centring mostly in the Wantage area. Many of his students have gained places in National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and have been successful in major competitions.

Tutoring Experience:

Brass Teacher and Ensemble Leader with Berkshire Maestros June 2013 - Present
Delivering 1:1, group and wider opportunities styles of lessons to children all across Berkshire.
Conductor of beginner brass and wind bands.
Work with SEN children in specialist schools.

Past teaching roles:

Leverhulme Brass Mentor for Birmingham Junior Conservatoire
Casual Brass Teacher for Dudley Performing Arts
Casual Sectional Leader for Southampton Music Service
Musical Director at Gresley Colliery Youth Band
New Horizons certified with Birmingham Music Service
BMus (Hons) Pedagogy Course completed.
Musical Director of Wantage Youth Brass

Available to teach:

Euphonium
Baritone
Tenor Horn
Tuba
Trombone
Trumpet
Cornet
Flugel Horn
Music Theory

Tutoring Approach:

Sam has a positive and proactive approach to teaching, with a particular specialism in helping young people with confidence issues and those with additional needs. He continuously goes the 'extra mile' for his students.

Sam is available to teach at Wantage Silver Band located on Tugwell Field **Postcode Removed**, from his house in Shrivenham or online via Zoom.

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

Qualifications:

  • Birmingham Conservatoire (2013) - BMus (Hons) 2:1 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Tauntons College (2009) - A Level Music and Music Technology (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bellemoor School (2007) - GCSE Music (School) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2004) - Grade 8 Euphonium/Trombone (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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