I have performed and studied Music for fifteen years and been teaching for five.
In 2012 I completed a degree in Music at the University of Leeds, graduating with honours and specialising in Performance, Composition & Pedagogy.
I have also been awarded:
- Grade 8 (Distinction) in Guitar (London College of Music)
- Grade 5 Music Theory (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)
I have performed professionally as a soloist and in ensembles spanning a range of styles, including:
- Jazz, Soul & Funk
- Rock, Pop & Metal
- Traditional Folk & Indie
- Latin, Afro-Cuban & Afro‐Columbian
I have toured at a national level at nightclubs, music venues, arts spaces, bars and private functions.
I have also sung in a variety of choirs and have played drums for 8 years.
Since moving to Leeds for University I have taught a wide range of students in & around the city across a range of different styles, tailoring my teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students. Whether you wish to progress through the grade system or explore different styles and influences to develop as a musician I am here to help.
Additionally, I have led workshops at the University in my role as the President of the Jazz & Blues society. I taught a series of workshops for the band and society members covering sight reading, phrasing, harmony, ear training and improvisation.
I also volunteer regularly at a community arts project named MAP (Music and Art Production), where I bring first-class tuition to young students from a range of backgrounds that might not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
I favour a patient, friendly and flexible approach, individually tailored to students’ needs. I like to have a consultation with the student to see what they want to achieve using realistic short, medium and long term achievable goals to create a tangible sense of progression and development for the student.
I am always more than happy to consider any special requests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can discuss an approach that best suits your needs.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Leeds||2012||Bachelors||2:1 BA(Hons) Music|
|London College of Music||2009||Other||Guitar Grade 8 (Distinction)|
|Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music||2009||Other||Music Theory Grade 5|
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