I am a jazz singer, instrumentalist, composer and educator working throughout London and nation-wide. A committed and enthusiastic teacher, I am dedicated to offering my students a well-rounded musical education.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
To degree level:
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus Hons Class 1 in Jazz Performance - Trinity College of Music 2010-2014
Woodwind and Keyboard Specialist - Wells Cathedral School 2003-2010
A*'s in Music at A Level and GCSE
NSPCC Qualification in Child Safety in Education 2013
Grade 8 Distinction in Classical Piano (2004), Clarinet (2003) and Saxophone (2008)
- How much do you charge?
At my home studio:
£35/h £25/30 mins for singing lessons
£30/h £20/30 mins for any other subject
£30/h for online tutoring
I am happy to travel reasonable distances to teach for at least an hour at a small additional charge. Please get in touch to negotiate.
Please note that I am happy to combine disciplines within a lesson if you wish.
- Where do you teach?
My home studio is located in Lee, South East London, a short walk from the tube station and with ample parking.
I can travel to other ares of South East and South West London, as well as Middlesex.
- When are you available?
South East and South West London:
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience teaching all ages (3-83!) and specialise in children 7-18 and young adults.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall (depending on subject/pupil)
Auditions (scholarships, NCO, NYMT, NYJO, music services, music college)
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer online tutoring in non-practical subjects (music theory, arranging, composition etc.) This tutoring is presented over Skype and through email.
Each hour long session will be broken up into 40 mins of tutoring over Skype and 20 mins of follow-up, between which, pupils will be emailed examples of the discipline to be learnt and exercises to complete. I offer step-by-step cohesive guidance through all theory of music, from constructing Bach Chorales, to arranging for Big Band, to singer/songwriting which can be tailored to suit the needs of the pupil.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you are looking to sing or play music professionally, or are just looking to find a new hobby, I can help you to explore music in a flexible and enjoyable way. Thank you for reading!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching 1-to-1 and group lessons in all of my subjects for over 5 years in Primary and Secondary schools and privately. My students always achieve a minimum of Merit grade in ABRSM examinations.
I am the vocal coach for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, preparing students for gigs, directing the vocal ensemble and giving workshops in jazz theory, sight reading, composition and arraging. Many of these students are currently studying jazz performance at prestigious London colleges.
I was Music Co-ordinator and teacher at a four-form entry Primary School where I taught all ages, ran choirs and bands and directed school musicals.
I am a visiting workshop leader and performance director at top-rated Ofsted schools across the city.
I perform regularly throughout London and around the country, notably in venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Dean St, The 606 Club, Wakefield Jazz Club and The Brunswick Club Bristol. I have also sung on Radio 3, Sky Arts and The Entertainment Channel.
I have sun and played in ensembles led by John Rutter and Phillip Scott in venues such as Snape Maltings, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Sadler's Wells.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have an Enhanced CRB and receive annual training in Child Protection.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Trinity College of Music:
Wells Cathedral School:
Clarinet - Kevin Murphy
Saxophone - Andy Tweed
Piano - John Byrne
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• BMus (Hons) Class 1 in Jazz Singing
• NSPCC Qualification in Child Safety in Education
• DBS Enhanced Certificate
• Musicians Union
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