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Alice
« Evan is a fantastic teacher, very encouraging, reliable, good clear communication and good rapport with the student. He is quite thorough and exacting while still making lessons fun and putting the student at ease. He gets good results from students. »
£30/h
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Lessons offered by Evan
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Jazz Improvisation
Levels
  • All Levels

Evan - Blackheath - Jazz Improvisation

Methodology

Encouraging and supportive tuition for your individual needs.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Trumpet (classical and jazz), Flugelhorn, Cornet, Jazz Improvisation, Classical/Jazz Theory.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BMusHons (1st Class) Degree in Music specialising in Jazz Trumpet from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Masters Degree in Jazz Trumpet from Trinity College of Music (scholarship prize on entrance to the course).
In 2009/2010 I studied at the Siena International Summer School with Jazz Masters including Eddie Henderson, Avishai Cohen and Marco Tamburini. At the end of the '09 course I was awarded a scholarship prize for outstanding contribution.
I received my Grade 8 trumpet over ten years ago along with trombone and jazz piano exams.

- How much do you charge?

£30 per hour (£20 for half an hour).

- Where do you teach?

I teach in Lewisham in my house. The location benefits from fantastic public transport access with the Overground, DLR, and several 24 hour bus routes.

- When are you available?

I am very flexible and can find a time to suit us both!

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am comfortable teaching all ages. I teach all levels.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM and Trinity/Guildhall graded examinations, GCSE/ A-level performance exams, and entry to music college/university.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Whatever age or level you are at I am keen to work with you to reach your goals. I believe that with enthusiasm and commitment great progress can be made!

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Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have had five years private teaching experience children right through to mature students. I have experience teaching beginners right through to advance jazz improvisation. I work for the Ecam (every child a musician-Newham) music scheme in which I teach trumpet to year 5 and 6 children in several schools in East London. I have put people through ABRSM classical and jazz exams and have helped people prepare for Undergraduate/Masters level music college auditions for jazz courses at conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I have performed with my own groups in Rochester International Jazz Festival (USA), Brecon Jazz Festival, Switzerland and major venues in London, Wales and all over Britain. I have played in many big bands including NYJO, The Bobby Lamb Big Band, and The Stuart Fowler Jazz Orchestra. I am a member of the touring band for reggae superstar Max Romeo and also have performed with artists Mikey General and Lee Scratch Perry. I have experience in the session world and have recently recorded for Warner Brothers Music.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Up to date CRB Certificate.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I studied for four years with Steve Waterman, Gethin Liddington and Geoff Simkins at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At Trinity College of Music I studied with Chris Batchelor, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake and Simon Purcell. I have had classical training from Kevin Price (Head of Brass-RWCMD). These are all well established professional musicians many with an international reputation.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

One of my current students wishes to be able to play trumpet in his church band. I have been working with him on major scales and writing short melodies for him based on each scale. I give him a new major key every week to work on plus new pieces of music to learn. We have been working on several topics of trumpet technique including tonguing, slurring, and sound/tone. Once he is fluent in all twelve major keys we will work on minor scales and start work on longer melodies and technical exercises. He is making great progress!
I have taught students of all abilities from beginner lessons right through to preparation for music college. I have had students interested in classical technique/performance, jazz improvisation, and theory. I always make sure my students have goals and work with them to reach their targets.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h
Lessons offered by Evan
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Jazz Improvisation
Levels
  • All Levels

4 reviews on Evan
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

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Alice

Evan is a fantastic teacher, very encouraging, reliable, good clear communication and good rapport with the student. He is quite thorough and exacting while still making lessons fun and putting the student at ease. He gets good results from students.

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Jessica

My son really enjoys Evan's classes. He says he's a very good teacher. He especially likes the way Evan asks him to read out the notes before playing them for example. Evan is very patient and encouraging and shows interest in my son, finding ways for him to connect. He also goes out of his way to transpose music my son likes into sheet music that he can learn. He makes the class fun. My son has developed well, gaining a good sound, reading music, developing his ear, and enjoying practicing.

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Luc

Evan is passionate about the instrument and his music. He plays any genre and will adapt to the level and musical preferences of the student. Evan is demanding but his classes were good fun as well, so I enjoyed while learning and progressing a great deal.
I took 2 years of weekly Trumpet classes with Evan getting some theoretical and practice foundations in improvising, jazz, swing squeezing the odd pop songs in as well. I highly recommend Evan whether you're an adult starting from scratch or brushing up some past skills! Were I still in London, I'd love to have him teach my children.

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Nick

Evan taught me trumpet from absolute beginner to slightly less beginner over about 18 months a few years ago. He's a lovely guy, a patient teacher and very knowledgable on different styles, especially jazz. We were able to work on what was important to me, which kept it fun.

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