All that's required from a student is enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. I carefully structure the lesson to the needs and requirements of the student.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
My main instrument is trumpet. I also teach other brass to Grade 5/6. In addition to 'musicianship' and music theory, I can prepare students for recitals and exams.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and I have an LTCL.
- How much do you charge?
I currently (2011) charge £27 for an hour and £22 for 40 mins. Discounts for group lessons and 10 lessons for the price of 9.
- Where do you teach?
I generally teach at the student's home, but am happy for them to visit me. I teach in the Milton Keynes area, Bedford area and Northampton area. I am currently developing an 'online' facility.
- When are you available?
I teach every day of the week, mainly in the evenings because it's more convenient for students. I also teach during the school holidays if there is a demand.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I don't believe age should be a barrier to learning. My youngest student is 9 and my 'most senior' is retired.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Most of my students take ABRSM exams, but some opt for Trinity. I also prepare for Diplomas.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Over 40 years playing experience (and still counting). I have played in symphony orchestras, wind orchestras, chamber orchestras, brass groups and solo work. I still perform approximately 30 concerts and recitals a year.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I have an Enhanced CRB.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained under Ian Macintosh at Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach a wide range of students, from complete beginners to advanced.
• Enhanced CRB
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