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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £18.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £18.00

Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £22.00
Advanced £24.00
Casual £20.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Casual £30.00

Recorder

Hourly Fee
Beginner £22.00
Intermediate £24.00

Cornet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £22.00
Advanced £24.00

Flugel Horn

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £22.00
Advanced £24.00

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Personal Description:

I am a young professional based in York. I am predominately a trumpeter and pianist, however I am also able to teach any brass instrument (excluding trombone!) or recorders. Music and teaching are two things I am extremely passionate about. I achieved grade 8 in trumpet at 14, and piano at 17. I was recently the Musical Director of a Big Band for a year. My main musical interests are folk and jazz, but I am also classically trained. I have recently graduated from a postgraduate degree, and am 24 years old.

Tutoring Experience:

I have given private music lessons for the past 6 years, as well as assisting in group lessons with a brass band.

Tutoring Approach:

I have always believed that the key to development in music is enjoyment - the more you enjoy it the more you want to practice and improve. I do not believe in religiously progressing through examinations, but in teaching musicality and using the exams as markers and targets to work towards if required and only if this suits a particular persons mode of learning. I feel that it is better to allow students to explore the musical avenues that they enjoy, rather than those prescribed by exam boards. In most of the instruments I have learned I started at grade 3, and skipped either 4 or 5, then did 6, 7, and 8. With any instrumental teaching I also believe that theoretical understanding is key, and will therefore incorporate it into the lessons if it is needed.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: German
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • ABRSM (2012) - Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2011) - Grade 5 Jazz Trumpet (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2010) - Grade 8 Trumpet (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2008) - Grade 5 Theory (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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