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Information About Thomas - Leeds teacher

Instruments Taught

Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00
Casual £20.00

Trombone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00
Casual £20.00

Tuba

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

Cornet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

I have recently completed my studies at the Leeds College of Music where I undertook the jazz course. During my time there I performed with both the big band and contempory big band, the Symphony Orchestra and the collages pit band, as well as many other smaller ensembles. Outside of college I have become involved with many bands and projects which range massively in style, ranging from Pop to Art music. Most notable of these groups are the Root 1 band; a reggae/dub band which has perform with artists such as Bongo Chilli and Dan Man, and the Leeds based pop group Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles; an up and coming pop group who have performed in venues such as the London club The Lumanaire and on BBC radio Leeds. As well as these groups I have also worked with several notable musicians, including; Kenny Wheller, Michael Gibbs, Pete Beechill, Christine Tobin, and Iration Steppas.

Tutoring Experience:

As an experienced trombonist I have a wide range of skill the instrument. Any students wishing to take lessons with me would be able to study technique to a high level, jazz improvisation, and strategies for approaching many of the different styles encountered in modern music. As well as this I am also able to teach music theory to a high standard. I have undertaken several jazz based workshops based on teaching children improvisational skills. As well as these I have also been involved with the Bridge Rats Big Band, which as well as working as a live outfit, has also done a few workshops helping to expose learning an instrument to people.

Tutoring Approach:

I like for lesson's to be taught in two halves. The first is primarily the building of technique and the basic language of the brass instrument. The second is based on what the student actually wants to achieve from their instrument and how they want to perform their music. If someone wants to learn how to be a great improviser there is no sense in teaching them classical pieces. Equally if someone wants learn how to play effectively in pop bands the best approach would be lessons on working within a horn section and working on playing by ear.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • Leeds College of Music (2010) - BAHons Jazz Studies (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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