After many years of piano lessons in my youth, I discovered the electric guitar and realised that music can be more than just working through grade books. I quickly discovered that, living in a very small village, I had nobody to play with, so I learned to accompany myself on drums, bass and vocals, and released my first solo EP at 17.
On completing music A-level, I moved to London for a year to study foundation drum performance at BIMM, while playing both drums and keyboards for several different projects, as well as cutting my teeth with film scoring. With this experience in tow, I then moved to Nottingham to study music full-time at The University of Nottingham. On graduating, I plan to continue at Masters level, with hopes to work in film and game music.
I have professional experience teaching drums, guitar, composition, and recording engineering, predominantly ages between 10-20, though I have taught all age groups in some capacity.
Most recently, I worked with young people as musical director of the Beeston Pantomime, and have previously produced and performed in successful bands and musical projects with other professionals.
I prefer to take a problem-solving approach to music, so that students are not only able to steadily improve with lessons, but also to approach new issues with playing, composing and performing with a positive, can-do mindset. I hope to foster the skills to enable students to progress independently as musicians. I am also able to work through musical grades, having lots of experience with the Rock School grade series.
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|Beauchamp College||2013||College||A-level Music|
|Beauchamp College||2012||College||BTEC Music Technology|
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