I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who is committed to bringing enjoyable learning to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to play in a group or tackle graded examinations, I believe everyone can benefit from music.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Clarinet and Saxophone (including ABRSM Jazz Syllabus), Music Theory, ABRSM Practical Musicianship, Recorder, Flute and Piano
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MPerf in Performance with Distinction - Royal College of Music (2016) Supported by RCM Wilkins-Mackerras Scholarship, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Denne Gilkes Memorial Trust, Walker Trust and Rosalie Inskip Music Trust.
BMus (Hons) First Class - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2014)
DipABRSM (Teaching) - with Distinction (2013)
ABRSM Grade 8 Clarinet - with Distinction (2008) ABRSM Grade 7 Piano (2010)
- How much do you charge?
£40.00 for an hour, £30.00 for 30 minutes, travel included in price. I am able to provide an initial consultation at half price and group fees are negotiable.
- Where do you teach?
While I am based in Preston Park, I teach predominantly at students' home.
In the Brighton area, I currently teach in Hove, Portslade and Kemptown.
In London I teach as far afield as Wembley and Streatham.
- When are you available?
I am available most evenings and weekends and am highly flexible. I am also happy to teach during school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities; I cater the experience to best fit what the student wishes to gain from music.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM Practical Exams (including Music Medals and DipABRSM)
ABRSM Theory Exams
ABRSM Practical Musicianship Exams
TCL Grade Exams
GCSE/AS/A Level Music
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to provide lessons online, if preferable. This is facilitated over video-call (Skype or Facetime), payment via PayPal or BACS.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Having recently moved to Brighton from London, I have a broad range of teaching experience; I currently teach Clarinet, Piano and coach ensembles for Bute House Preparatory School (Hammersmith), as well as working door-to-door as both a private tutor and for a number of tuition agencies. I also engage in frequent educational work through RCM Sparks, Bute Explore and my Wind Quintet, New British Winds.
I worked for two years as Woodwind and Piano tutor at Wyvil Primary School (Vauxhall), where I not only taught one-to-one and group lessons but conducted the school orchestra and coordinated other musical activities. During my studies in Cardiff, I taught both as a private tutor in South Wales and as a woodwind teacher at Making Music, Changing Lives in Cardiff.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have both Enhanced and Basic DBS Certificates.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal College of Music (2014-16) Timothy Lines, Barnaby Robson, Michael Collins, Michael Harris (Bass)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2010-2014) Timothy Lines, Robert Plane, Barnaby Robson, John Cooper (Eb), Leslie Craven, Alison Lambert (Bass)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I currently a member of the ISM.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach students aged from 5 yo- Adult and ranging from complete beginner to DipABRSM standard. A good number of my older students are 'revisiting' music having learned an instrument at school, while others are completely new to music.
• MPerf with Distinction - Royal College of Music, BMus (Hons) First Class - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
• DipABRSM Teaching (with Distinction)
• Enhanced and Basic DBS Certificates
• ISM Member
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