A friendly, Welsh speaking trumpeter with 1st Class Honours BMus degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music and a Distinction Post Graduate Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music. Currently freelancing and teaching in and around Cardiff.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Although I specialise in trumpet and cornet playing, I am able to teach all brass instruments, through my brass band background. I have experience in teaching different instruments as well as theory, gaining my experiences with the St Helens Music Service, with whom I worked with for two years. I am able to teach any standard from beginner to advanced. I am also Head of Brass at Shrewsbury School.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BMus First Class Honours degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music, a Diploma in trumpet playing from the Associated Board of music and a PostGraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music
- How much do you charge?
Lessons are £30 an hour; £16 per half hour. I am able to travel to teach, and expenses will be calculated on distance travelled.
- Where do you teach?
I can teach in my home in Cardiff or at a students house in surrounding areas.
- When are you available?
Being a freelance classical musician, I am very flexible regarding timesand days for teaching and can change to the needs of a student.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience in all kinds of teaching. I regularly teach beginner players in primary and secondary schools, private one to one students, mature students and students working towards exams as well as brass band conducting and being a brass tutor on orchestral and brass band courses. I am the Head of Brass at Shrewsbury School, teaching trumpet and conducting and coaching their brass bands and ensembles. I was also cornet tutor on the National Youth Brass Band of Wales last summer. This summer I will be the bras adjudicator in the Naional Eisteddfod.
Playing experiences include working with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, The Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic; as well as a former member of the Cory Band and numerous television sessions with S4C.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have enhanced CRB clearance through my teaching work at Shrewsbury School.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Philippe Schartz (Principal trumpet of the BBC NOW), Gareth Small(Principal Trumpet of The Halle Orchestra) and Rhys Owens (Principal Trumpet of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic)
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