Professional musician/trumpet/brass/piano teacher
The service I offer as a music teacher varies from developing a clients skill's practically on all brass instruments and piano to teaching music theory, aural and composition.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Trombone/Treble &Bass Clef
Bass/E Flat & B Flat
Will teach in respect to GCSE National Curriculum if requested
- Tell me about your qualifications.
associated grades 3-8
CRB/DBS Fully Checked
- How much do you charge?
If I am travelling to a pupil outside a 3 mile radius I add a £5 fee.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in the Oxford area and willing to travel up to 12 miles each way.
My local area is Headington where I teach from home.
Other areas where I teach are:
Woodstock road, Oxford
Stapleton Road, Oxford
Carlton Road, Oxford
Leckford road, Oxford
- When are you available?
My availability is from Monday-Friday 9 30 AM- 2100pm
My time slots are flexible so please contact me to discuss your needs
I do offer lessons through the holiday periods throughout the year, and offer discount prices to those who would like more than 1 lesson per week
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from 5 upwards. My oldest pupil to date is 80 years old.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
The service I offer as a music teacher varies from developing a clients skill practically on all brass instruments and piano to teaching music theory, aural and composition. I am also ICT literate in multiple music programs: Sibelius, Audition and Cubase.
I offer each pupil the choice of doing practical and theory grades from ABRSM or Trinity College, London
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a professional and dedicated musician for over 24 years in a military band. Confident principle trumpet player accustomed to working in high pressure environment both in the UK and abroad. I have on a numerous occasions played for royalty at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Albert hall alongside the London Symphonic orchestra. High profile performances on the BBC, Prince Charles' 60th birthday and tutored musicians at the Queen mothers' funeral. These are just a few of my professional experiences whilst serving as a military musician. Trusted team leader, experienced in motivating and developing junior members within the Corp of Army Music. Well respected instrumental mentor, skilled in teaching beginners and professional musicians up to diploma standard.
Since I have retired from the Military life I now teach at Rye St Antony School in Headington and I am also the Brass tutor for Brooke's University.
I also have over 30 pupils a week in and around the Oxford area.
I am very experienced with the ABRSM and Trinity exam boards, practical and theory, aural, music technology, GCSE music syllabus. As a teacher I prepare and teach pupils towards these exams.
I run brass quintets and brass groups allowing my pupils to experience ensemble playing and to meet like minded people
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am currently teaching at Rye St Antony School and have a up-to-date DBS check
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have over 30 private Brass and piano students per week who I teach either in my music room (Headington) or travel to in and around Oxford.
I am also the brass tutor for students at Brooke's University and Rye St. Antony School Headington and Carfax Tutorials Oxford.
• BA Arts LTCL ABRSM Dip Mus (open)
• DBS checked 09/09/2013
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After several years of not playing, I wanted some refresh/starter lessons. I was very glad to find Ivan. He really knows his stuff and is a friendly, committed teacher. His lessons were very productive and well-judged, and he was extremely helpful, lending me books and sheet music. I'd highly recommend him. Denny
Ivan was principle trumpet player, teacher and mentor to me whilst I served in the army band. I had confidence issues due to past experiences but Ivan helped boost my belief in my own abilities. He guided me through to diploma level where he really helped with stamina and breathing techniques. I would definitely recommend Ivan as a teacher, he is very experienced, friendly and has the knowledge to improve players of all levels. John Murril
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