- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am qualified to teach all brass instruments but I specialise in high brass.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied performance at the Royal Northern College of Music where my principal study was trumpet and cornet. I also studied composition and analysis during my degree. My PGCE was designed specifically for peripatetic music teachers and I have experienced teaching students of all ages from beginner to advanced level on all brass instruments.
- How much do you charge?
All lessons charged at a flat rate of £20.00 per hour.
30 minute lessons charged at £10.00 per hour.
Free consultation lesson available so both parties are happy with the arrangements.
- Where do you teach?
All teaching will take place at:
80 Orford Lane
I do not usually travel, however, special arrangements can be made.
- When are you available?
Holiday periods to be arranged individually.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages, all levels welcome.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensive experience in all types of musical ensemble from small chamber groups to full orchestras and brass bands. I regularly perform as a soloist, playing both trumpet and cornet solos. I am Composer in Resisdence with Bactiguard Wire Brass and regularly have pieces performed in concerts and competitions.
I have been peripatetic teaching since 2005 and after completing my PGCE in 2009 I now work as a classroom music teacher throughout the North West.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Full current CRB.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal Northern College of Music.
Studied under Richard Marshall, Roger Webster, John Miller, John Dickenson and Murry Gregg.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Full member of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently two brothers working towards Grade 7 Trumpet using the Trinity Board, both showing excellent promise. I began teaching them both after Grade 5 and I am currently teaching the elder brother basic composition techniques. Flexibility in lessons has allowed me to keep both students motivated whilst covering the necessary teachnical jump between the grades.
• BMus (Hons) from Royal Northern College of Music
• PGCE in Music with Specialist Instrumental Teaching
• Current CRB
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