I am a fully qualified (PGCE) classroom music teacher and professional clarinetist and a passionate educator. I just moved back to my hometown London this March after having lived in Cologne Germany for five and a half years. During these years I have been performing in the genres of classical and klezmer music on stage and have been teaching at least 40 students a week clarinet, sax, piano and recorder in German. Therefore my german is now fluent. I posses 'A' grades in both GCSE and A level English literature and therefore in addition to music, consider myself an appropriate candidate to tutor English Literature.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Clarinet - Classical/ klezmer/ improvisation my first instrument, all levels taught
Saxophone - Classical/Klezmer/ all levels taught
Piano - up to Grade 5
Recorder - up to an intermediate level
German GCSE/A LEVEL
Music GCSE/A LEVEL
English Lit. GCSE/A Level
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Advanced Diploma in Education - University of Hertfordshire
PGCE (11-18 secondary music) UCE in Birmingham
BA(Hons) Music 2:2 Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
A Level English Literature Grade A
A Levels in Music and History
GCSE's including 'A' grades in English Lit. and Language, Music, History, French
Clarinet ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction
Piano ABRSM Grade 8
- How much do you charge?
Clarinet 35 pounds per hour. I mostly recommend half an hour individual lessons or 45 mins in pairs. Five pounds for travel expenses within zones 1-3
Seven pounds for travel to zones 4-6 (it costs more of my time as well)
For tutoring of other subjects around 30 pounds per hour plus the same travel costs.
- Where do you teach?
I would be happy to travel to students houses and can also tutor at home. I live in the county of Haringey (Crouch End), North-East London and would also teach in North West London, Hertfordshire, Central London, Harrow, West London.
- When are you available?
I'm pretty much available all of the time at the moment and I'm very flexible. I also require some flexibility from my students as I sometimes have to travel abroad to play concerts.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience in teaching all ages. In my most current positions teaching in German Music Schools, lessons take place after school and are open to all age groups. In the last few years my youngest students were 7 years old already opting to learn clarinet and my oldest student was retired and started to learn clarinet at the age of 60!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
All music grade exams should they have the desire to take them. Learning music (or anything for that matter) should be also enjoyable!
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I enjoy teaching :)
- What kind of experience do you have?
Faculty, clarinet teacher at Klezfest London 2009 and 2010 (adults)
Faculty, clarinet teacher at Klezmer Paris 2009 and 2010 (adults)
Faculty, clarinet teacher at Yiddish Summer Weimar in July 2011 (adults)
Experience in classroom teaching in primary schools (ages 5-11) 1999-2001 all subjects including at Ravenscourt Park Prep. School
additionally supply teacher of all subjects, supply teacher in special needs school, and secondary schools teaching music.
Head of Music at West Lodge Middle School, Pinner 2001-2004 (ages 8-12) where I also taught French to year 7, director of choir, whole school singing assemblies, staff INSET, budget of Music department, teacher of music throughout the whole school.
Hertfordshire Music Service (part time in 2003, full time from 2005) - teaching individuals, pairs, groups of 4 clarinet, sax, recorder also preparing students for grade exams ABRSM
Music Schools in Bornheim/Leichlingen/Aldenhoven ( autumn 2005-2011) in Germany teaching clarinet, piano, sax, recorder to all ages from 7-60 years old. Leader of ensembles on music school weekends away. Leader of mini Big Band!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enfield Arts Support Service are currently preparing my disclosure certificate which should be ready in the next few weeks.
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