Everyone should at some time in their life have the opportunity to learn music for a short while - actually making music as well as listening to it.
Learning to play a musical instrument is both of , great fun and a challenge. Good luck with it!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
TRUMPET and Cornet - beginners to advanced
Trombone and all other brass instruments- beginners to grade V level
Music Theory - Grades 1-8
- Tell me about your qualifications.
GRSM - (Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music);
ARCM (Associate of the Royal College of Music).
Post Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies - Guildhall School of Music & Drama
PGCE - (Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary Music)
- How much do you charge?
I charge £32 per hour, or £24 for 45 minutes.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Twickenham - nearest station is Whitton (Southwest train service).
- When are you available?
Mondays and Wednesdays and Thursdays - ( only to 17.30 only on Wednesdays).
I can teach during school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels for Trumpet playing.
All ages from Beginners to grade V for trombone and other brass instruments
All ages and levels for Music Theory
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Grade examinations in instrumental playing - grades 1-8
Theory of Music exams - all grades I - VIII
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can use Skype for online tuition.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Real enjoyment of music comes from balancing the faculties of head, heart and body.
Music is for everyone, promoting real challenges, happiness and self-knowledge.
You are never too old to start playing a musical instrument
- What kind of experience do you have?
I play and perform regularly as a free-lance musician in bands, ensembles and orchestras
Many years experience in Trumpet and other brass teaching, both in schools (for London based School Music Services) and privately.
I have my own brass ensemble, South West Brass
I also conduct a Community Choir
Previously I have held Head of Music posts in both the State and Private sector education sectors
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal College of Music;
Guildhall School of Music and Drama;
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians
Music Mark - The British Association of Music Educators
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Some of my ex pupils are now working as freelance professional musicians, others are enjoying playing and singing and listening as major leisure pursuits.
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