I am an enthusiastic and open music teacher, keen to make learning music enjoyable and relevant to my students goals and tastes in music. I am a Royal Academy of Music gradate, with a wealth of performing, composing and teaching experience.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Electronics in Performance (effective use of guitar pedals, Ableton Live, Max/MSP, Csound)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Bmus Honours, 1st Class, Royal Academy of Music
LRAM, Teaching Diploma, Royal Academy of Music
- How much do you charge?
1 hour lesson: £30
45 minute lesson: £25
1/2 hour lesson £20
consultation lesson £25
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at home as well as in students' homes. I am based in North London but can also travel to East, West, Central and parts of South London. Currently, I also teach in schools and community centres doing workshops, individual and group lessons. I am also available to teach in Aberdeen on a less regular basis
- When are you available?
I am available any time in the week. Evenings, however, will be less available as I frequently perform in the evenings/night time as well as occasional weekend afternoons. I am not limited by school holidays. Lessons in Aberdeen would be available on a less regular basis, longer lessons on a monthly basis or every two months.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach saxophone, jazz/improvisation and electronics at all levels, ages and abilities.
I teach Theory up ABRSM Grade 5 level, and Jazz Theory to advanced level.
I teach Piano, Flute and Clarinet for beginners and casual learners.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor in rare cases through Skype, although I would first make arrangements for lessons to happen in person.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
My primary aim when teaching students is for them to have fun. I would urge them to play music they enjoy, perform and write music with friends and above all be fearless in trying new things out! Goals are important but grades and exams may not be the best option for everyone, perhaps getting into a band, writing a tune or playing with someone new can be goals too? As well as practising hard, listening to music is important and can be an exciting way of learning and discovering new things in music. Go and enjoy and discover music with friends as well as yourself, and have fun.
- What kind of experience do you have?
• Toured with Oily Cart in 'Gorgeous' and 'Something In The Air', multi-sensory shows for children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
• Taught individual, group, and class woodwind lessons at the Voyager Academy and Paston Ridings schools in Peterborough.
• Deputising for a saxophone instructor, giving individual and group saxophone lessons at Ashmount Primary School, Archway (Jan 2011-Present)
• Individual saxophone tuition in London (November 2010-Present)
• Assisting with the rehearsals/workshop of the Jazz Band at Harlaw Academy, Aberdeen (September 2010-Present)
• Primary school placement as part of 'Music in the Community' with RAM (2010)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I hold a full CRB check for work with children and vulnerable adults
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Royal Academy of Music from 2007-2011. My teachers include: Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Iain Ballamy, Julian Siegel, James Allsopp, Martin France, Peiman Khosravi, Pete Churchill, Ruth Byrchmore and Nick Smart.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• BMus Hons, 1st Class, Royal Academy of Music
• LRAM, teaching Diploma, Royal Academy of Music
• Fully CRB checked
• Musicians Union
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