Aside from my freelance career as a Double Bassist, I very much enjoy teaching. The most important thing about teaching for me, is to make learning music as enjoyable as possible and relevant to my students' needs.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach classical Double Bass, Piano and music theory.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on the BMus performance course, and am currently working towards an MA at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £35 per hour, £20 per half hour.
- Where do you teach?
I am happy to teach around the Hillingdon area whether that be at home or at students' homes, and can travel to Harrow easily. Any further and I will have to include transport on my fee.
- When are you available?
I am available most day times during the week. Evenings I am less flexible with as I often perform. I am not limited by school holidays either.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach all ages. Levels vary between subject however.
Double bass - up to post graduate standard
Piano - up to grade 8 standard
Music theory - up to grade 5 standard
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM & Trinity Guildhall board exams, auditions (ie. youth orchestras) and any examination the student wants to put him/herself through
- What kind of experience do you have?
For double bass, I have a decent orchestral background. Having had extra work with the BBCSO. And playing with BBCSSO, BBCCO, Philharmonia, WNO and RPO in Trinity Laban's side by side series.
For piano, I have accompanied colleagues of mine at college in assessments throughout my 4 years of studying there. I do enjoy solo playing and have given regular recitals on both instruments in my home town in Aberdeen.
I have also done numerous workshops in school with a few colleagues of mine introducing young children to music.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have not needed a CRB disclosure certificate so far, however I can get one if necessary.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Chris West and Leon Bosch - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Tim Gibbs - Guildhall School of Music and Drama
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