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I am an Instrumental Teacher and have previously been a Head of Department in a Secondary School. I believe it is important to allow students to develop awareness of their own particular methods of working and ensure that tutoring allows each individual to make the maximum progress.

Tutoring Experience

I have been Head of Music in number of secondary schools for over 10 years. I have taught the Edexcel specifications for GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology. I have a very good understanding of the BTEC qualifications and have designed a number of courses for students to follow. I have also taught GCSE and A Level Music following the OCR specification. I have a good awareness of the AQA specification but have not taught it within my school for a few years. I am currently Director of Music at an Independent School in Buckinghamshire. I have also worked as a Peripatetic Instrumental teacher for the Northamptonshire Music Service, and have provided one-to-one tuition for over 11 years.

Tutoring Approach

I believe that the most important thing about teaching is allowing students the time and space to ask questions. It is important to me that every student gains a greater confidence in what they are studying and can apply the knowledge that they gain to different contexts. I believe that students learn through guided exploration, and this is particularly true of Music Technology. I am happy to teach sequencing techniques across a number of DAWS and am happy to work with Cubase, Logic Express, Garage Band, Kristal or Audacity. I am very confident with Sibelius and have a very good working knowledge of all the Sibelius versions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Oxford Brookes2004PGCEPGCE Secondary Music
Colchester Institute School of Performing Arts2000MastersMA (Performance) - Pass
Colchester Institute School of Music1997BachelorsBA (Hons) Music - 2i

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