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Leare
« Perfect! Really enjoyed my first lesson with Barnaby. He is very experienced... More »
L
Leare
« Perfect! Really enjoyed my first lesson with Barnaby. He is very experienced in teaching and knows how to structure and fine tune learning to achieve the personal goals that are unique to each student. Highly recommended :) »
£35/h
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Response Time 10h
Lessons offered by Barnaby
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Musical education
  • Musicology
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Graduate

Enthusiastic Oxford graduate and Music tutor based in Mile End - classical and jazz trained

Methodology

Hello! I'm Barnaby, a musician and teacher based in East London. I studied Music at Oxford University and have been teaching for the past four years. I have a background in both classical and jazz, and am particularly passionate about improvisation. My lessons are fun and always take into account my students' ambitions. I always structure the learning into long and short-term goals so that we can make quick progress!

I teach piano and singing to all ages and abilities and have experience entering students into ABRSM/Trinity exams as well as experience teaching students who don't wish to go the exam route.

Experience

I teach Music Theory, Piano and Singing to all ages and levels. I've been teaching privately for the last four years and I also taught Music at St Paul's Cathedral School, so I have great experience teaching both groups and individuals. Other agencies I teach at include Islington Piano Teachers, Tavistock Tutors and Expert Tuition.

I have a wide range of performance experience, such as singing with London Vocal Project (Pete Churchill, Royal Academy of Music), and playing percussion in Rhythms of the City (Barak Schmool, Guildhall School of Music and Drama). Performances include those at King's Place and Jazz Cafe, Camden. I'm also a musical assistant at Hackney Children's Choir (Tom Daggett, St Paul's Cathedral), and an accompanist at Cantignorous Chorus, Hackney, working with all sorts of ages and needs.

Other relevant experiences include leading vocal group, The Oxford Gargoyles and selling out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as being a choral scholar at University Church of St Mary the Virgin (Gulliver Ralston) and St Peter's College (Jeremy Summerly).

Please get in touch if you'd like help on any of the following:

Music Theory (all grades)
Piano
Singing

Look forward to hearing from you!

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £165
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300
Lessons offered by Barnaby
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Musical education
  • Musicology
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Graduate

Barnaby's CV

BA Hons in Music, University of Oxford - First in Performance.

Awards (University):

Performance Scholar (from 2015)
Domus Scholarship for academic excellence (2015)
Anjool Maldé Scholarship for performance, citizenship and academic excellence (2015)

Modules specialised in:
Orchestration
Musical analysis
Music and sound in theatres of war - how music played a significant part in the war on the home-front in WWI and WWII. Also explored issues of sound on the battlefield and the role of the Futurists in WWI.
Dissertation - philo-psychological discussions on groove and physicality in James Brown's live performances.

Work experience:
Manager and lead vocalist of Sweet Shop, a funk/jazz group who play across Oxford. Strong negotiating skills and financial responsibility were paramount for the success of the group. Recent gigs include headlining at Jesus-Somerville College ball in Oxford.

Co-manager of Dot’s Funk Odyssey. Role involved professional liaisons with venue owners and excellent attention to detail for marketing events. This resulted in many sell-out shows, such as at The Bullingdon Club, Oxford, May 2016. Under my management Dot’s Funk Odyssey made £6000 in the academic year 2015-2016.

Musical Director of The Oxford Gargoyles – internationally renowned jazz acapella group. The role involves musical arrangements and co-organising events and tours, such as to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Under my leadership, the group got to the Category Finals of BBC Choir of the Year 2016. 2016-2017

Assistant at Jellyroll Workshop, Chichester. Music, dance and drama Saturday school for young children aged 5-11. Helped general undertaking of performance tasks as well as administrative duties. 2007-2009

Choral scholar (tenor) St Peter’s College, Oxford. 2 weekly services plus extra services. Regularly performed solos. 2014-2015. Also at University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, under Gulliver Ralston. Weekly service plus special services such as weddings. 2017

Head Chorister at Chichester Cathedral. Set professional standards amongst the rest of the choristers. I demonstrated strong leadership and organisation skills at a young age as well as the ability to perform well under pressure, such as in high-profile services. 2007-2008

Lead vocalist for various jazz quartets and trios in Oxford and London, covering a range of styles. Significant performances include the opening of art exhibition at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, in October 2016. This role involves musical leadership as well as business acumen with with clients. 2014-2017

Principle trumpet in Oxford University Orchestra in Igor Stravinsky’s, The Rite of Spring, February 2016. Overcoming the practical challenge of the repertoire was enabled by disciplined practice. The role helped me develop excellent teamwork and leadership skills.

DipABRSM Classical piano. 2011

6 reviews on Barnaby
  • 4.8/5

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L
Leare

Perfect! Really enjoyed my first lesson with Barnaby. He is very experienced in teaching and knows how to structure and fine tune learning to achieve the personal goals that are unique to each student. Highly recommended :)

Barnaby's response

Leare has a great passion for the music and is a strong sight-reader. Now she needs to do a little more work on the technical side (scales etc) to get fingering and those aspects really solid. Nice jobs!

Y
Ying

Excellent! Barnaby is very knowledgeable and helpful! He is very good at explaining things and presenting music theory in various examples with different instruments. He is always on time, flexible and professional. I would recommend him to my friends and families.

Barnaby's response

Very good first lesson with Angie. She needs to start believing in her abilities much more, which will come with practice!

4 recommendations

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Sophie

Barnaby is a dedicated and passionate tutor of English and humanities subjects.
Welcoming, friendly and reliable, Barnaby has substantial experience teaching people of all ages.
Barnaby is able to bring substantial academic knowledge to lessons for more advanced students.

Barnaby is also an exceptionally talented musician and performer.

I have very much enjoyed working with Barnaby over the last few years on a variety of projects.

I have no hesitation in fully recommending Barnaby as a tutor.

Sophie Sparkes
BA Hons, Music, University of Oxford.
Music and English Tutor.

Darcey

Barnaby acts with professionalism, humility and grace. He is extremely punctual and always gives such detailed advice. His passion for music is wonderful and I am lucky to know such a talented musician. He inspires so many because of his enthusiasm and energy for teaching.

N
Nicolas

Barnaby is a first-class musician and a great pianist. He has an easy and supportive manner which really helps students make good, sustained progress.

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Peter

In my experience of Barnaby as both a colleague and a friend I have always been struck by his innate ability to communicate with unpretentiousness, enthusiasm and flair.
He has a relentless curiosity towards culture and never ceases to bring his wide ranging experiences into everything he does.

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