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James  - Prof music reading - London
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Ellie
« James is an understanding and enthusiastic tutor who allowed me to... More »
E
Ellie
« James is an understanding and enthusiastic tutor who allowed me to learn at my own pace. Really pleased with my progression !! »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Classical Music
  • Orchestration
Levels
  • All Levels

Composition and Music Theory lessons with Guildhall School of Music and Drama student. ABRSM Grades 1-8.

Methodology

Hey, I'm James, I offer students a friendly and relaxed teaching experience tailored specifically to their musical goals, covering anything from more conventional classical compositional theory such as the ABRSM grade theory 1-8, counterpoint, harmony, orchestration and arranging, to more contemporary skills like song writing, Logic Pro X and Ableton, and writing for film and video games. Once we have had an initial FREE consultation lesson in which we will discuss your specific goals, I will create a unique course with exercises, both academic and practical, that we can work through together in our lessons. Ultimately, I believe the joy of music should stay at the centre of all musical education and in my lessons I will always aim to maintain your love of your music whilst providing you with the knowledge to progress your musicianship.

Experience

I am a musician, specifically a composer working mainly on music for the theatre. Currently I am based in London while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in my final year. I have taught composition, music theory and drums for over 6 years, offering tuition up to Grade 8 ABRSM level as well as guiding students through compositional techniques to help them attain their personal musical goals. As a composer my credits include.

National Theatre 'Connections' Winner 2017 - Composer
Illuminated River Foundation - Millennium Bridge Commission - Composer
Beasts of London exhibition (Museum of London) - Composer/Conductor
Orchestra In Motion (London's first Indie Video Game Orchestra) - Lead Conductor
BBC 4 'Singing Our Lives' commission - 2017 - Composer
Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber commission - 2019/Current - Composer
Waddeson Manor Winter Wonderland commission 2017 & 2018 - Composer/Conductor
'Signals' - Footprint Theatre - 18/19 - Composer/Sound Designer
'Myles Moffat's Marvellous Mess' (Musical) - 2018 - Composer/Writer
'Voluntold' - Switch Theatre - Royal Exchange Theatres Program 18/19 - Composer/Sound Designer
'The House' - Switch Theatre - Royal Exchange Theatres Program 18/19 - Composer/Sound Designer
Royal Opera House Community Chorus - 2018 - Composer
'Phantom of the Opera' - Barbican Silent Film Festival 2018 - Composer/Conductor
'Japanese Early Animation' - Barbican Silent Film Festival 2019 - Composer
'Musicity: Music for Architecture' commission - 2019 - Composer
'Anti Agency' commission for fashion agency advert - 2018 - Composer
'When I Fly' children animation festival commission - 2017- Composer
'In Silence and Snow' immersive video game and theatre interactive experience - 2017 - Composer
'Small Steps' Landscape for 8 Voices (Coleridge setting) - 2018 - Composer
'En Temps De Temps' - 2017 - Short film commission - Composer
'To Bathe' - Art exhibition film commission - Composer


Details of the projects listed above can be found on my CV.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300

Details

If there is less than 24 hours cancellation notice, students will be charged. As a musician time is precious, if we turn down a project due to teaching hours and a lesson is cancelled and the slot unpaid, it is very frustrating.

Lessons offered by James
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Classical Music
  • Orchestration
Levels
  • All Levels

James 's CV

Education

Lymm High School 2009-2016
ABRSM - Grade 8 Music Theory
Rock School - Grade 8 Drums
A Levels: Music: A Theatre Studies: A History: A English Language: B
I am currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, For my postgraduate study, I aim to read Music and Philosophy at Cambridge or the Royal
Collage of Music.

Reviews on James
  • 5/5

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1 recommendation

E
Ellie

James is an understanding and enthusiastic tutor who allowed me to learn at my own pace. Really pleased with my progression !!

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