I am an enthusiastic, patient and experienced teacher who has been through the exam system myself though if exams aren't your thing, that's fine! I tailor my approach to suit individual needs and goals. Do get in contact if you have any questions.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, theory and composition to all ability levels
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bachelors degree in the clarinet and a Masters degree in composition.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 for a 1 hour lesson and £20 for a 1/2 hour lesson for clarinet, saxophone, composition and theory lessons.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my house in Fallowfield. I also offer online lessons.
- When are you available?
I can teach during term time and during the school holidays. I am flexible during the week.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for ABRSM graded exams (though I am happy to teach other exam board syllabuses as well) and GCSE/A-Level performance and/or composition modules.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach via Zoom or Skype if required.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught at Xaverian College, Yorkshire Young Musicians The National Youth Orchestra, Aldeburgh Young Musicians and the Royal Northern College of Music Junior School. I also have years of experience working privately with students from a wide range of abilities and ages.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do have an up-to-date DBS Certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where Linda Merrick was my main tutor in the clarinet. Gary Carpenter and Larry Goves were my composition tutors.
• Enhanced DBS - available on request
Perfect! very good teacher, patient and knowledgable, will help you to achieve what you want to achieve. would recommend.
I started clarinet lessons in January 2021 with Michael, I had never blown a note down the clarinet before. It is now August 2021 and I have been playing pieces for sometime. The lessons are well structured, informative and fun. I am thoroughly enjoying playing the clarinet and indeed my lessons. Michael has a lot of patience and explains everything thoroughly. I live between France and the Uk and I have my lessons on zoom, This works very well however I will have face to face lessons when I return to the Uk for autumn. I unreservedly recommend Michael for music lessons. I am achieving an ambition I set myself on my retirement. Gillian Hales
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