I am a professional trumpet, piano, and trombone teacher, as well as composer and performer. I love teaching music, communicating an invaluable skill and helping others to learn. I teach all styles of music including classical, jazz, funk, and pop
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Trumpet, piano, trombone, theory, composition, and practical musicianship.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have Grade 8 distinction in trumpet and grade 8 merit in piano.
- How much do you charge?
My hourly rate is £36, although most of my lessons are 30 minutes. I offer the first lesson free.
- Where do you teach?
I teach for my private practice in Parham, Suffolk and in Norwich, Norfolk. Nearby towns in Suffolk include Aldeburgh, Southwold and Framlingham.
- When are you available?
I teach from Monday to Saturday.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels and abilities. My youngest pupil is 5, my oldest pupil 77.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I currently prepare students for ABRSM jazz and classical exams, when appropriate
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online tuition.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I aim to provide fun and thoughtful, hardworking but relaxed lessons, exploring music and providing a holistic approach to learning the piano and trumpet. My website (concealed information) has more information about my music as well as more recordings I have made, along with some of the bands I've played with. Thank you for your interest.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I teach in a wide range of schools, public, state, and independent. I also have a private practice. I currently teach one pupil who has autism and have taught other pupils with autism. My profile picture is from a festival I played at in Bethlehem to promote peace in that region.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current DBS certificate
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians Union.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have over 60 students currently. Please see the testimonials section for reviews of my teaching.
• Grade 8 Distinction Trumpet. Grade 8 Merit Piano
• CT ABRSM, Dip.ABRSM
• Current DBS
• Musicians Union
â€œYou create an amazing space for Merlin to bring himself forth to develop and express himself – brilliant! Thank you”
Dan is an inspirational piano teacher. He has magical tutoring skills. The lessons are fun, but also enlightening as Dan shares not just his love for piano but love for all instruments and all music.
My 10 year old son Dylan has already achieved Grade 4 trumpet with a merit and is about to do his Grade 1 piano exam. Dan is a very inspiring and positive teacher. With his calm manner, Dan is a good listener and always takes an interest in what Dylan has to say. He helps him to perfect his posture while playing the trumpet and piano and has taught him breathing exercises to help concentrate on his music.
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