Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Mitcham Junction 
Mitcham Junction 
£30/h
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 9h
Lessons offered by Andrew
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
Levels
  • All Levels

Andrew - Mitcham Junction - Trumpet

Methodology

I am a professional musician with years of experience in performing, composing and arranging music of many different styles, as well as teaching in schools, universities and music services.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach the trumpet and piano in both classical and jazz/pop styles, as well as tutoring students for ABRSM Music Theory, GCSE and A Level music exams. As an experienced composer and arranger, I also offer tuition to University students looking for help in these areas, having recently lectured on these subjects at Brunel University.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have achieved ABRSM Grade 8 on the Trumpet and Piano, as well as Grade 5 Theory. At Bristol University I was awarded a 1st Class BA degree in music, before continuing to achieve a MA in Music Composition with distinction. In 2014 I completed my doctoral research into improvisation, receiving a PhD from Brunel University.

- How much do you charge?

£30 for 60 mins
£20 for 30 mins

I also offer a free 30 minute introductory meeting or lesson for anyone who would like to know more about me or my teaching style.

- Where do you teach?

I teach at my home in Hackbridge, in a spacious and well lit room with an upright piano.

- When are you available?

My private tutoring takes place primarily on Monday and Wednesday evenings. I am happy to continue teaching through school holiday periods.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am happy to teach all ages and abilities, and aim to tailor my tuition to the needs of each student.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM Classical and Jazz
ABRSM Music Theory
GCSE / A Level Music
Degree level composition / arranging

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I am happy to tutor composition and music theory online, either through e-mail correspondence, instant messaging or Skype.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Always enjoy what you're doing! The joy of playing, writing and experiencing music should be at the centre of everything we do as musicians, and if you're not enjoying it then something needs to change. Even scales and technical exercises, boring as they might seem, can be made interesting if approached the right way; have fun with it!

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been working with music in various forms for over 10 years, during which time I have gained extensive experience in the performance and composition of many different musical styles. My key areas of interest are contemporary music and jazz improvisation, but in the past I have performed in (and written for) symphony orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, big bands, rock bands, ska-punk bands, klezmer bands - any many others! I have recently performed with such renowned artists as Neville Staples (former lead singer of The Specials) and Carl Douglas (of 'Kung-fu Fighting' fame), as well as internationally touring jazz group Mimika and ska-reggae veterans Maroon Town. Some of these performances have been to crowds of up to 5000 people, at events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, both the London and Cheltenham jazz festivals, and at the Love Supreme festival.

As a composer and arranger I have worked in an equally diverse collection of genres. My original compositions been performed across the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bristol Southbank Festival, and the 2009 ISCM World Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. I am also composer and arranger in residence with Dan Rosen Entertainment, London's 'One-Night-Stand Big Band', and 'The Groove Giants' function band.

Teaching has always played an important role in my work, and is informed by experience in a variety of settings and age-groups. Between 2008-9 I worked as Graduate Music Assistant at Abingdon School; during this time I gave weekly theory classes to groups of students with varying musical experience, as well as giving one-on-one lessons in aural skills. In 2014 I returned to Abingdon as a part-time classroom teacher, teaching composition classes to 13-18 year olds - the GCSE and A-Level components of this followed on from previous tutoring I had done at Cotham High School in Bristol, and for the Berkshire Maestros county music service. In 2012 I took up the post of brass and piano teacher at Dormers Wells High School in Southall, and in the same year I became the piano teacher for Avanti House School.

Following the completion of my PhD I have also done occasional lecturing for Brunel University in improvisation, arranging and musicianship, and have recently begun leading music technology classes at Oakfield Prep School in Dulwich.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have a full enhanced DBS check, as well as a CPD certificate in child protection training.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Trumpet - Chesham Grammar School (Graeme Hollingdale); University of Bristol (Simon Jones); Dartington Summer School 2011 (Paul Archibald)
Composition - University of Bristol (Geoff Poole, Nick Caswell); Brunel University (Peter Wiegold, Colin Riley)

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a full member of 'Sound Sense' - the union of community musicians.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Among my students are pianists, trumpeters and composers of all ages and abilities. I have one adult trumpeter who is a beginner but determined to perform at his 50th birthday, whilst I have some music technology students who are approaching music-making for the first time aged just 7.

Previous private students have also included university music students, teenagers working towards music college entries, and adults looking to fulfil specific musical interests such as jazz or baroque music.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Andrew
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
Levels
  • All Levels

Andrew's CV

• PhD in Performing Arts - Composition and Improvisation (Brunel University)
• MA Music (Composition) Distinction (University of Bristol)
• Full Enhanced DBS Check, further Child Safeguarding CPD
• Member of 'Sound Sense' - the union of community musicians

Similar tutors

trumpet lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest cornet lessons to help you.

South Croydon
Professional trumpet player offering lessons for brass instruments across all ages in London
£40
Sam
1st lesson free!

I am a freelance trumpet player, based in London and working professionally across the UK and abroad in a wide variety of...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Highly experienced professional musician and teacher based in London LTCL PGCE, Trumpet and Theory
£35
Roger
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

Identifying the needs of the student through assessment then finding the best approach for the individual. A personalised...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Beckenham
Professional and fun brass teacher available for lessons for beginners through to advanced level!
£40
Barnaby
1st lesson free!

I find what you want to gain from the lessons, whether it be for fun or if you want to gain qualifications like grades from...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional Trumpet Player / Jazz Musician / Brass Teacher offering private music and theory lessons.
£40
Laurie
1st lesson free!

With beginners I take the time to let them get acquainted with their instrument, learning repertoire, simple theory and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
King's Cross
James - experienced London based Trumpet/Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba teacher. Lessons at students home.
£45
James
  • (4 reviews)

Lessons should be fun and rewarding! I'm a professional musician with a decades teaching experience, and tailor my lessons...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Beckenham
Professional trombonist, tubist, arranger, composer and producer offering individual or group lessons
£40
Chris
1st lesson free!

I believe that there is no single method that works for everyone. I am constantly looking for ways to alter my teaching to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional French Horn player offering private lessons in London to any standard.
£40
Alexei
1st lesson free!

First and foremost I believe music should be fun, so my main priority for all my students is to enjoy playing and look...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Solihull
I am a professional Trumpet player trained in trumpet performance (Jazz) and music theory at Leeds College of Music.
£22
Sam
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My name is Sam and I teach students of all abilities and all ages, if you have no experience at all on the trumpet or you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Ruislip
Professional London Trumpeter with Music Degree offering online lessons in Brass, Music Theory and Jazz
£30
Cameron
1st lesson free!

Hi! My name is Cameron and I'm a working professional trumpeter and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music with a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Sidcup
Professional trumpet player offering Trumpet, Music Theory, Music GCSE and A-Level tutoring in Bexley and South-East London.
£30
Chris
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I always tailor my teaching to the individual because everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds. I always...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Enfield
London West End and International Touring Trumpeter to Give Lessons in North London
£40
Matthew
1st lesson free!

I have a broad range of teaching styles developed through my studies in UK and US. I am an advocate of Arnold Jacobs' Song...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Croydon
Professional Trumpet player with years of experience in a variety of styles, most recently musical theatre
£25
Tim
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I've learnt from some of the best players in the world, from West End Pit bands, to principle chairs in Orchestras. I'll be...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Holmbridge
Online music lessons for brass instruments, improvisation and composition from pro musician
£30
Dorian
1st lesson free!

I treat all of my pupils as individuals and the aim is always to help the student reach his / her full potential as a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £30 £30 £30
Unfortunately, this tutor is unavailable