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.
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.
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!).
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Leeds||2014||Bachelors||BA (Hons) French & History|
|Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama||2016||Masters||MA Orchestral Performance|
|English (Foreign Language)||One-to-one||Online|