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Instruments Taught

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00

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Personal Description:

I developed my love of music theory whilst studying towards my music GCSE and later my music A-Level. This inspired me to teach myself music theory and I entered myself for Grade 5, which I passed with distinction. I went on to pass Grade 7 with distinction and was awarded the Hedy-King Robinson prize, which recognizes high standards in the study of music theory. I later passed my grade 8 with merit. I have completed a Masters in Music, a BA, and a Diploma in Music with the Open University. I will be starting a Masters in Film Composition this September. I am also a composer, and play the piano, trumpet, organ and I sing.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been providing private music theory tuition for several years on a one-to-one basis. I also teach music and music theory to pre-school children at a London Montessori School.

Tutoring Approach:

In my opinion many music students see music theory as a chore and don't enjoy it because they are not introduced to it straightaway, and are usually faced with it when wanting to progress in their practical grades. I firmly believe that it is crucial to learn both theory and practical side by side as they each enhance the others understanding of music. I have a real desire to pass on my love of music theory and want to make it an area of music that is enjoyable and knowledgable rather than just a compulsory step in the practical music process.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • The Open University (2011) - MA in Music (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2008) - Grade 8 Music Theory with Merit (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • The Open University (2007) - BA (Hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • The Open University (2003) - Diploma in Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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