I am a freelance Horn player and Brass teacher who can help you discover the joys of music. If you are a beginner, student, or someone who wants to learn a bit more about music, I'm here to help!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I specialise in teaching the French Horn, Music Theory and Composition. I also teach all other Brass instruments.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Hons) and MMus from Guildhall School of Music & Drama
ABRSM Grade 8 Theory
- How much do you charge?
I have detailed the fees above, but for consultation lessons and group lessons I have particular concessions. Please contact me for these details.
- Where do you teach?
I am willing to teach at the student's home, or at my music studio in North London. I am willing to travel within 5 miles for no extra fee, but for further afield, please contact me directly.
- When are you available?
I have a busy freelance schedule, but I aim to make lessons as regular as the student prefers.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students of all ages (but I believe it best to start brass playing once the 2nd set of teeth have come through and not before).
I teach instruments to the following standards:
French Horn (Beginner to Advanced)
Tenor Horn (Beginner to Advanced)
Trumpet (Beginner to Grade 8)
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall Exams.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am able to tutor online via skype, and have a fast fibre-optic broadband connection for best quality during these sessions.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is one of the true great joys in life, and through understanding, knowledge and progress, we are able to enjoy it to its fullest!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught Brass privately and for comprehensive schools for the past 6 years. I've also spent a year as a teaching assistant with the GCSE and A level music syllabus with responsibilities for Music Theory and Composition.
As a horn player I have worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English Classical Players, and was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. I have also worked for the education departments of the Britten Sinfonia and LSO.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My current CRB check is more than 6 months old, so am willing to acquire a new one at the pupil's request.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Jeff Bryant, Hugh Seenan, Richard Bissill and Jonathan Lipton. I have performed in masterclasses with David Pyatt & Tim Jones (LSO), John Ryan (LPO) and Wolfgang Gaag (German Brass).
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