I feel that online teaching can be a great way of learning a new instrument and actually has a lot of advantages. I will provide all necessary sheet music and materials, exercises, etc. as PDFs. I enjoy teaching at all levels and absolute beginners are welcome!
My teaching approach is designed to guide you from the very first stages of learning an instrument through to an advanced level, while being flexible to the needs and desires of each student. I like to take into account as much as possible the musical tastes and preferences of the student when selecting repertoire to work on, as I feel that this is a great way of keeping motivation high.
I’m happy to help with music A levels and GCSEs too, if that’s what you need! I teach pupils of all ages, from primary school age (later primary age is the youngest I would recommend for online lessons) up to older adult learners.
Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m a musician, composer and music teacher (teaching saxophone, clarinet, and music theory/composition). I’ve been teaching for around 10 years now - up until recently I was doing most of my teaching in person, but I’m now just in the process of making the transition into teaching online, for obvious reasons!
I have extensive experience as a performer and teacher, teaching saxophone and clarinet as well as theory and composition, and I've taught in a wide variety of settings from individual lessons all the way through to whole class sessions. I have lots of experience in teaching from an absolute beginner level, and in teaching a wide range of ages, from early primary school age up to older adult learners. As far as formal education goes, I’m trained to masters level in music (at Middlesex University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire), and I also have a DipABRSM diploma in Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching. While most of my performing background has been in jazz (my undergraduate degree was a BA in jazz performance from Middlesex University), I’m comfortable playing and teaching many styles of music.
My fees are £35 for an hour lesson, or £20 for half an hour, and I can offer a discount for bulk advance bookings. I'm also happy to offer the first lesson as a free trial lesson.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - 2016 to 2018
• MMus in Composition (Distinction)
• Awarded Daryl Runswick Composition Prize in 2017
• Studied composition with Stephen Montague, Nye Parry
and Barak Schmool
Middlesex University - 2011 to 2014
• BA Honours Jazz Saxophone (First Class)
• Studied with James Allsopp, Rob Townsend, Julian Nicholas,
Nikki Iles and Jonny Griffiths.
DipABRSM (Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching) - 2010
AMusTCL diploma (Music Theory) - 2009
Woodwind Tutor, Lewisham Music - April 2018 to present
• Teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute in schools in Lewisham as well as in the Lewisham Saturday Music Centre
Woodwind Tutor, Camden Music Service - February 2016 to April 2018
• Teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute in schools in Camden
Music Practitioner, The Challenge - Summer 2016, Summer 2017
• Taught music skills through samba percussion to groups of
15- to 17-year-olds
Music Tutor, Every Child a Musician, London Borough of Newham - September 2015 to July 2016
• Taught clarinet and flute in schools in Newham
Lecturer in Music, Amersham and Wycombe College - September to December 2015
• Taught music and music technology on the BTEC and HND
courses on a temporary cover contract
Orchestra Musician, Royal Caribbean Cruises - September 2014 to April 2015
• Played saxophones, clarinet and flute in the ship’s orchestra
Private teaching 2009 to present
• Teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano and music theory
to a variety of students of different ages and abilities, covering
a variety of styles
Other performing experience:
Since 2011 I’ve had an active freelance performing career (mostly on saxophone), and I continue to split my time between teaching and performing.
Perfect! Andrew is very supportive and encouraging. He was quick to identify the things I needed to work on and good at explaining how to improve my technique. He helped me identify my goals and seems to have plenty of music, including his own compositions, in a format he can share digitally. A very enjoyable first lesson!
Well done on your first lesson - I'm sure with practice everything will come back quickly and you'll be playing your old pieces (and more) in no time!
Andrew has been teaching me music for the past year now. I made great progress with his help, and I feel more confident. He has a lot of experience as a musician, and he is such a friendly teacher. Absolutely recommend him!
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