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Composer for concert, opera, film, theatre, media and collaborations
Teacher and workshop leader
Examiner, Trinity College London
Incorporated Society of Musicians board member
Publishing, Projects and Web Manager - John Hardy Music / Label Manager - Ffin Records

Tutoring Experience

• Assistant Head of Music at The Conservatoire, Blackheath until September 2015
• Tutor for A-level Music, A-level Music Technology, GCSE and theory at The Conservatoire for 3 years to September 2015
• Workshops, tuition and education projects, lasting from two hours to one year, with outcomes ranging from a multi-arts show with live music to series of shows in London theatres, for English Pocket Opera Company, James Allen's School, Royal Academy of Music: Junior Music, St. Gregory's Catholic College, Oakdale Comprehensive School and assisting at King's Place, North London Collegiate School.
• Individual tuition from primary to GCSE, A level and postgraduate levels, and for fun!
• LRAM teaching diploma in composition

Tutoring Approach

• GCSE and A-level music
• Music theory (ABRSM etc)
• Music technology, including Sibelius and Logic Pro
• Pop and classical music

My aims are to:
• understand the pupil's needs and goals, whether short or long term, from developing coursework to orchestration, counterpoint, producing parts or a professional quality score.
• develop each student's confidence
• develop each student's musical individuality
• build on each student's strengths to help them develop as a musician

I achieve my aims by:
• planning lessons to reach goals
• encourage students to discover and follow their interests in music
• provide practical exercises to develop different skills
• learn from others' work, including through scores and recordings

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Royal Academy of Music2011MastersMMus (Distinction) Composition
ABRSM2010OtherGrade 8 Theory
Royal Academy of Music2010ProfessionalLRAM (teaching diploma)
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama2008BachelorsBMus (Hons) (first class) Composition
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