I studied music at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where I specialised in composition and jazz performance and began tutoring at schools in the area in 2008.
After graduating with a 2:1, I moved back to Cheshire and began teaching saxophone, flute and clarinet at local high schools.
I then went to Manchester Metropolitan University to do a PGCE in Secondary Music. After completing this degree I have taught as a High School music teacher in Warrington.
Whilst teaching saxophone, flute and clarinet at my school in Warrington and to a wide range of ages and abilities at my home in Cheshire, I also run the school orchestra and deliver the Edexcel GCSE syllabus.
My students choose to learn what they are interested in, whether it be graded exams, GCSE performances, working towards an upcoming gig or playing their favourite solo from a pop song.
I have taught as a high school classroom teacher (KS3 and KS4), teaching Btec and GCSE for the past 3 years. I also have 2 years experience as a primary music teacher. In observations I consistently receive good or outstanding.
For the past 8 years I have taught flute, saxophone and clarinet as a private tutor. I teach group sessions, 1:1 and online via Facetime.
I have a wide variety of ages and abilities, from beginner to experienced and primary school students to adults.
I have a friendly and relaxed persona, which allows students to feel comfortable in my lessons. I prefer to get sound and tone before reading music in instrumental lessons, I feel students work well when they can hear a physical improvement in their performance skills and this improves confidence and progress at a much faster rate, along with enjoyment!
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2011||PGCE||Secondary Music Education|
|University of Strathclyde||2009||Bachelors||BA Hons in Applied Music|
|ABRSM||2005||Other||Grade 8 Flute|
|ABRSM||2004||Other||Grade 8 Alto Saxophone|
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