My aim as a teacher is to provide a relaxed but focused environment to guide students in achieving their own goals, helping them to improve their technique, improvisational skills and develop their own style. Beginner to advanced levels are welcome.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach alto, soprano and tenor saxophone as well as give lessons in improvisation (which covers theory, harmony and rhythm)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London (where I was studying on a full scholarship) with a Bachelor of Music. This year I was appointed as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £60 per hour plus £5 extra for travelling to students who live locally.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Covent Garden, London. I can travel locally if my travel expenses are covered.
- When are you available?
I am available to teach on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends. I also teach during school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students of all levels and above the age of 7, and am happy to prepare students for exams.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach more advanced students via Skype who wish to develop their improvisation. For beginners I recommend lessons in person.
- What kind of experience do you have?
In addition to teaching, I have much experience as a performer. At the age of 17 I won â€œThe Best Saxophonist" award in a well known St. Petersburg jazz competition. Soon after graduating from London's Royal Academy of Music, I began performing at many leading European, Russian and UK Festivals and started to tour internationally, performing extensively in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Britain, Switzerland and Chile. In the UK I have played in leading jazz venues including regular appearances at London Jazz Festival and headlining at Ronnie Scott's with my own projects, whilst working with some of today's most forward thinking musicians including Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris "Daddy" Dave, Joseph "Foley" McCreary (who played with Miles Davis) among others. I also have produced six albums all of which consist of my own original music.
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- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I was fortunate to study with some great musicians at the Royal Academy of Music includingâ€¦ I have also learned a lot with over (20) years of experience performing with some great internationally high profile musicians.
• Bachelor of Music from Royal Academy of Music, London
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