Information About Tomas - Ladbroke Grove teacher
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I have recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in Education with Natural Sciences. However I wish to pursue a career in music so I'm having a year out in preparation for applying to postgraduate courses at music colleges. I am currently studying trombone with Lorna MacDonald and piano with Eugene Asti (Guildhall).
As a trombonist I have played with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, the Cambridge University Musical Society First Orchestra, the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, the Cambridge University Opera Society, Cambridge Touring Opera, the Cambridge University Brass Ensemble and the Cambridge Univeristy Jazz Orchestra. In addition I have performed the Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto with the Highland Schools Wind Band as well as numerous other solo recitals and have won the Curtis Craig Competition, the top overall instrumental prize at the Inverness Music Festival.
As a pianist I have performed a number of times, in both solo and chamber music.
Over the last three years there has not been a huge amount of time to teach due to studying for a full-time degree, however I have given some informal lessons on both trombone and piano. Prior to this I had some regular pupils. In addition I have accompanied a number of students for their Associated Board Exams.
The nature of my degree means I have also had some theoretical preparation for teaching.
My approach to tuition is relatively informal. I use standard beginners' books for the first few lessons, but try to get students playing the easier repertoire as soon as possible.
For beginners I would suggest half hour sessions, for more advanced students I would recommend hour long sessions.
I would leave it up to the student whether or not they wish to pursue exams. They can be useful for setting goals but are by no means essential.
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Additional Languages: Swedish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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- BA cantab (Hons) in Education and Natural Science
- Grade 8 (Distinction) Trombone
- Grade 8 (Merit) Piano