I am a passionate experienced double bass and music theory teacher with an MA and BMus from the Royal Academy of Music. I currently teach Double Bass at Junior Guildhall and I love being able to share my knowledge of the double bass with others and and am happy to teach all ages and abilities.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Double Bass, Music Theory and Musicianship
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Music and BMUS (Hons) from the the Royal Academy of Music. LRAM Teaching Diploma with Honours. ATCL Diploma in Double Bass performance. 9 GCSE's at A-B standard 3 A Levels at A-C standard
- How much do you charge?
Double Bass, Musicianship and Music Theory
£40 for one hour
£30 for 45 minutes
£25 for 30 minutes
An extra £5 is charged if I go to you for lessons.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Queen's Park, North London, but I am willing to travel if it is near or in Central London, Fulham or near to North West London
- When are you available?
I am available on varying weekdays, Saturdays from 2pm onwards, and on Sundays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities. The youngest Double Bass student I'd be happy to teach would be 5, depending on their height and arm length.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare them for the Associated Board exams or Trinity Guildhall exams, where appropriate. However, if the pupil does not wish to do exams, or if I do not feel it is right for them, then that is also fine.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I absolutely love to teach, and wish to inspire more children and adults to start learning the double bass, as it is such a fantastic and versatile instrument! I also believe that music theory is a vital part of being an all rounded musician. Please contact me if you are looking for lessons or have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Junior Guildhall - Double Bass Teacher (previously teacher on the Junior Guildhall String Training Programme at Felsted School) (ages 6-18)
City of London School for Girls - Double Bass teacher
Putney High School - Double Bass teacher
Kensington Prepatory and Fulham Prepatory School - Double Bass teacher
South London Youth Orchestra - Double bass tutor.
Private teaching - aged 6-adult
From all these teaching activities as well as my LRAM Diploma studies, I have gained a wide knowledge of repertoire and styles of teaching and my pupils have all flourished, with many gaining places on National Orchestras such as National Children's Orchestra.
London Basses Workshops - Director of Double Bass workshops in London
Creative Futures - workshop leader in a school for hearing impaired students
Open Academy Fellow - 2014/2015
Croydon Alzheimer's Society - Co- led workshops for people living with Dementia
Creative Futures and Music House for Children: Workshop leader in both nursery and drop-in settings.
English Chamber Orchestra - Coached young people on chamber music with members of ECO.
Resonate dementia charity- worked closely with clients with dementia and their carers.
English Touring Opera - have worked with them on a few occasions both in mainstream and special needs schools.
The Academy of St Martin's in the Fields - worked with homeless adults creating music together.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Welsh National Opera
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
London Contemporary Orchestra
The Street Orchestra of London: Principal
Cardiff Sinfonietta - Extra list
Outcry Ensemble: Principal and Tutti
Orpheus Sinfonia: Principal
The Little Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme
I also perform a variety of solo and chamber music and I believe that my knowledge of double bass repertoire and my experience of playing in different types of ensembles make me an all rounded musician and teacher.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Graham Mitchell and Duncan Mctier at the Royal Academy of Music. I have also trained with Rodney Stewart in order to achieve Honours in my LRAM Diploma. Previously I studied with David Heyes and Catherine Elliot.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes, the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
• MA and BMus (Hons) Double Bass
• LRAM with Honours
• Enhanced CRB check
• Incorporated Music Society
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