Hi. Thank you for looking at my profile.
I'm a friendly and enthusiastic music tutor based in Central Scotland. I work throughout the country as a private instructor, conductor and performer.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all brass instruments including brass band instruments
I teach piano and electronic keyboard.
I teach jazz improvisation on brass only.
I teach music theory from grade 1-8.
I have entered over 180 pupils for grade exams for for both the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and the Trinity Guildhall syllabus' with a 100% pass rate and high level of merit and distinction passes.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied for 5 years at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and gained a Batchelor of Music (performance) degree and a post-graduate diploma in music performance. I was also awarded a LRAM, the teaching qualification from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
- How much do you charge?
My lessons are available in half-hour, 3/4 hour and full hour durations and cost £18, £24 and £30 respectively.
I am happy to do consultation lessons so we can meet and discuss what would be the best option for you.
I do charge for travel expenses on occasion if you wish me to come to your home to teach
- Where do you teach?
I am based in Dunfermline, Fife where I have a teaching studio for brass and an upright piano for piano pupils as well. Please note that coming to me for lessons will give you more flexibility with times. I can travel to some pupils but my timetable is busy and travel time may cause an issue. Please get in touch to check.
- When are you available?
My schedule is busy but a suitable time for lessons can usually be arranged, please get in touch with your availability.
I do have weekly day-time slots available as well as evenings and weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and all levels. I have had experience with pupils of every standard and from the age of 4 to 85.
I do not follow a set plan or schedule for any pupil, everyone is different and I will make sure to cater to your exact requirements whether that is to prepare for grade exams, start from scratch, or pick up an instrument again after a break.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have an excellent record of entering over 180 pupils for both the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam syllabus with a majority of merit and distinction level passes.
I can also prepare pupils for all levels of the current SQA requirements.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
My main focus as a tutor has always been to make sure my pupils enjoy their music making as much as I do whilst progressing as quickly as possible. I'm happy to answer any queries you may have concerning music tuition with absolutely no obligation.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught for over 18 years in both group and one-on-one environments. I am currently a brass and piano tutor for Fife Council and the Loretto School in Musselburgh. I have previously taught in many private schools throughout Scotland including Morrisons Academy, Ardvreck, St. Columbas and Craigholme School. I was also the trombone tutor at the specialist music school Douglas Academy in Glasgow. I have taken part in many education projects with organisations such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Paragon Ensemble and the RSNO.
I teach individual pupils privately of all ages and levels. I am also a busy conductor in the brass and wind band world as well as still being a freelance performer in both the classical and commercial sphere throughout the UK.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current DBS certificate.
• BMus(hons) RSAMD
• PGDipMus RSAMD
• Full PVG
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