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Michael offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Secondary £25.00£20.00
Casual Learner £25.00£20.00


Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Primary £20.00£16.00
Secondary £25.00£20.00
Casual Learner £25.00£20.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
Hourly Rate
Casual Learner £25.00£20.00

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Personal Description:

Hello! I'm a Masters graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, playing the French horn. I also have an undergraduate degree from the University of Leeds in French & History so I can help with those subjects if required!

I'm originally from Kent but now live in Cardiff to study and hopefully to work more over the next year. I am friendly, approachable and will always try and find ways to make learning interesting, fun and engaging.

As a musician I have played with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Welsh National Opera and a number of youth and professional development orchestras in London and Kent. At RWCMD I won the Simon Clarkson Award for Outstanding Musicianship and performed with the principal horn of the London Philharmonic, David Pyatt.

Tutoring Experience:

Freelance English tutor for Peter Clark Football Languages - tutoring a Cardiff City FC footballer English several times a week.

Educational Projects in schools - I have played in and given introductory sessions on brass instruments for pupils at Llandaff Cathedral School, Cardiff.

I have received lessons from a wide variety of professionals in one-to-one settings, coaching sessions and masterclasses.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe strongly that a tutee should really want to continue learning and enjoy the experience. Through learning an instrument myself for over a decade I understand the importance of structured and organised sessions, but I do not dictate what the tutee must learn for the entirety of the lesson. Instead, I start with aspects that need to be tackled and allow the lesson to progress from there - either tackling other aspects as we go or following on with specific exercises or methods designed to help the tutee as much as possible.

I also believe that a significant amount of learning is done outside the lessons in practice time and would always give advice to make this as useful and engaging as possible (as I know how hard it can be to practice on one's own!).

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2016) - MA Orchestral Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leeds (2014) - BA (Hons) French & History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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