I am a professional Musician with a Masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with lots of teaching experience. I work at English National Opera. I am friendly and relaxed teacher looking to pass on my enthusiasm to others.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Music both practical and academic at all levels. I also am willing to help with any university applications and offer interview technique advice.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
In 2010 I graduated from Clare College, University of Cambridge with a BA (Hons) in Music (2:1). I then attended the Guildhall school of music and drama where I graduated with a distinction. I have A-Levels in Music (A), Maths (A), And others all A grade. I have taken ABRSM exams in Flute (Grade 8 Distinction) and Piano (Grade 8 Distinction) Singing (Grade 8 Distinction) and Theory (Grade 8 Distinction) as well as the AmusTCL diploma in Music.
- How much do you charge?
My basic rate is £40 per hour. Discounts are available per person for group lessons, and I can offer a consultation lesson for a reduced fee. There is a small surcharge for lessons shorter than one hour. I am happy to travel to teach, but may have to negotiate an extra charge for a considerable distance. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your individual requirements.
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at my home or will travel to students' homes or mutually convenient locations such as coffee shops. I live in Stratford, London but am happy to travel to the students area if that is convenient though I may ask for the fee to include expenses.
- When are you available?
My availability is flexible, including evenings and weekends; please get in touch to discuss your requirements. I am able to offer tuition during school holidays as well as term time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
For all music tuition I teach any age and level. I also am willing to help with any university applications and offer interview technique advice.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online tuition by email or Skype.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensive experience at teaching piano both privately and at schools from beginner to beyond grade 8 level and from age 8 to adult. For singers I have experience teaching and coachng classical singers from beginner to professional level. I have also attended many teaching training courses by the top tutoring companies in the country.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have known James for over ten years. He is knowledgeable, experienced, enthusiastic and friendly, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a teacher.
James has years of experience working with young people as a professional Choir and Chorus Master. He has also taught piano privately since 2011, and his students have always been safe, happy and well-provided-for.
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