"life with the double bass"
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Double Bass - solo, chamber and orchestra
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at State Conservatoire in Bratislava (Slovakia 1996-2000 ) then I continued to State Conservatoire in Prague ( Czech Republic 2000-2002 ) and after I got full scholarship for Postgraduate course at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester ( UK 2002-2005 ).
- How much do you charge?
20 pounds an hour
- Where do you teach?
So far at my flat in Manchester
- When are you available?
at any time
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
It is hard to say exactly, but I generally prefer to teach pupils from 14 years of age. However, sometimes the problem is the child's height at this age, and they cannot play easily. So in general any age from 14 till 50.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can start from the basics and develop this for solo, chamber or orchestra playing. Of course depends on the student.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
by e-mail or mobile contact
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Practise 24 hours a day, and if is not enough you need to get up earlier. One of Sevcik's law.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am playing as freelancer with world class orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic, Halle Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra. I was on trial with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Halle Sym. Orch.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
In Prague with Jiri Valenta (member of Czech Philharmonic) who was my tutor and then with my teacher Jiri Hudec in Manchester.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
No. I am self-employed.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My first student is Aaron Barrera Reyes from Spain who needed to prepare for orchestra access scheme for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
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