I am a professional Double Bass and Bass Guitar player and teacher, a versatile freelance musician, regularly performing with an wide range of ensembles, from Orchestras to pop bands. I also teach beginner Piano and 'cello.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Styles taught include classical, jazz/pop/folk/bluegrass/rockabilly.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Bmus from Trinity College of Music, London
PGdip from The Royal Academy of Music, London
Licentiate from The Royal Academy of Music, London (teaching qualification)
- How much do you charge?
I charge between £35 and £40 per hour depending on distance travelled. I'm happy to teach 45 minute lessons for £30, particularly for younger pupils. Group reductions POA.
- Where do you teach?
Individually tailored lessons, be it exam preparation or simply for fun. currently seeking pupils in South East London. I am able to teach from home in South East London and also able to drive to your home, with or without double bass/ bass guitar and amplifiers. If it fits with my schedule, I can drive to; Lewisham, Brockley, Nunhead, East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Bell Green, Sydenham, Anerley, Upper Norwood, West Norwood, Crystal Palace, Stockwell, Herne Hill, Beckenham, Bromley, Chislehurst, Sidcup, Bexley, West Wickham, Orpington, Coulsdon, Guildford, Cranleigh, Liphook,
- When are you available?
Due to the nature of my performing work, I can be very flexible with my teaching hours during the week.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
As a teacher I interact well and have experience with pupils of all ages (4+) and all abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I teach ABRSM grades 1 to 8, and currently have a 100% pass rate at either merit or distinction.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I currently teach at Sevenoaks School, Dulwich Prep London and Russell House Prep. I currently have pupils who have gained places in The National Children's Orchestra and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.
Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Music I have performed with many different ensembles, from Orchestral engagements with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen, The English Concert and National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, to folk gigs with various bands and regular work with the highly acclaimed funky contemporary and versatile string ensemble, Urban Soul Orchestra.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Trinity College of Music (undergraduate) and the Royal Academy of Music in London (postgraduate)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the Musicians' Union.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have pupils who have gained places in The National Children's Orchestra, Glyndebourne Youth Opera and various regional youth ensembles . I have adult pupils who are actively performing and recording with their own bands and orchestras.
• Bmus TCM
• PGdip RAM, LRAM
• DBS Checked
• Musicians Union
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