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Lessons offered by Michael
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Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Chamber Music
  • All Levels

Michael - Shepherd's Bush - Music Theory


Experienced orchestral, chamber music and solo flautist graduated from Royal Academy of Music. Have teaching experience from young beginners, adult amateur to student currently studying in music specialist school and music college students.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Flute, Piccolo and Music Theory (including Aural Skills). I can also coach Chamber Music as well as preparing students for auditions, exams and concerts.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

MA in Performance, LRAM Teaching Diploma - Royal Academy of Music (London, UK), 2010

MA in Performance - Queens College, City University of New York (NYC, USA), 2008

Performer's Certificate in Flute - Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA), 2006

- How much do you charge?

£35 per hour

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my home in west London. I'm also willing to travel to students' places within Zone 1 and 2 without any extra travelling charge. For Zone 3 and beyond an additional small fee to cover the travel cost will be added.

- When are you available?

I'm available mostly during day time and early evenings (both week days and weekends). My free times are flexible depending on the performance and rehearsal engagements I have.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages and levels welcome!

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Trinity/Guildhall Exams
London College of Music Exams

I can also prepare students for concerts/recitals as well as auditions.


- What kind of experience do you have?

{ Orchestral Experience }

Guest Sub-Principal Flute, Orquestra do Norte (Portugal) (Summer Season & Tour 2013)

- Principal Flute -
Guernsey Sinfonietta
London Arts Orchestra
Oxford Spezzati Orchestra
Ashover Music Festival Symphony Orchestra
London Arte Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra Vitae
Multi-Story Orchestra
Earlsfield Ensemble
Azalea Ensemble
Bayreuth Young Artist Music Festival Orchestra (Germany)
Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra (Arkansas, USA)
Camerata Notturna (New York City, USA)

Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra Wind Scheme of RAM

- 2nd Flute / Piccolo -
London Soloists Philharmonia
Orion Symphony Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra
Orpheus Sinfonia
Les Voix Nouvelles Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Musica Romantica
London Firebird Orchestra

- Extra Player -
Orquestra do Norte (currently on extra list by audition) (Portugal)
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (New York City, USA)
Dearborn Symphony Orchestra (Michigan, USA)

{ Honours / Awards }

Second Prize, Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition 2013 (New York City, USA), September 2013
Winner, June-Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize 2010, June 2010
Semi-Finalist, Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition, March 2010
First Prize, Nicholas Blake Prize, Royal Academy of Music, January 2010
Winner, International Artist 2010, Concordia Foundation (London), November 2009
Winner, The Dorothy and Morris Grosser Woodwind Performance Award (New York, USA), May 2008
First Prize, Bowling Green State University Chamber Music Competition (Ohio, USA), April 2007
First Prize, Rochester Flute Association Young Artist Competition (New York, USA), October 2006

{ Conductors / Collaborators }

Sir Colin Davis, Thierry Fischer, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Trevor Pinnock, Leonard Slatkin, Sebastian Weigle, Patrick Lange, José Ferreira Lobo, Roger Boutry, Samuel Adler, Charles Neidich, Gustav Meier, Dominic Wheeler, Nicholas Collon, Toby Purser and Chiao-Ying Chang.

{ Venues Performed }

Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, Kings Place, Liverpool Philharmonic, Venue Cymru (Llandudno), The Anvil (Basingstoke), Carnegie Hall (New York City, USA), E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (Ohio, USA), Ford Performing Arts Centre (Michigan, USA), Stadthalle (Bayreuth, Germany) and Françoys-Bernier Concert Hall (Quebec, Canada)

{ Broadcasts / Commercial Recordings }

BBC World News 'Impact' programme live broadcast, February 2013
BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” programme live broadcast (with Trevor Pinnock and Tyburn Quartet), June 2010
Naxos, “Jazz Nocturne: American Concertos of the Jazz Age”, Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra, June 2008
Albany Records, “The Voice of the Composer VI”, Bowling Green Philharmonia, November 2007
Albany Records, “New Music from Bowling Green Volume 5”, Bowling Green Philharmonia, November 2006

{ Teaching Experience }

Teacher of Flute, 'Music First' programme at the Highbury Grove School (London, UK), October 2012 – present
(Job duties include teaching flute lessons, leading flute/wind sectionals and assisting in the orchestra rehearsal.)

Tutor of Music, Lanterns School of the Performing Arts (London, UK), April 2012 – October 2012
(Providing individual tuition as required by the director of music, preparing pupils for exams and student concerts.)

Instructor of Flute, Queens College, City University of New York (New York, USA), August 2007 – May 2008
(Job duties included teaching flute undergraduate students in the Music Education Department and preparing them for flute related activities throughout the year, which included auditions, exams and end-of-year recitals.)

Teaching Assistant of Flute, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA), August 2006 – May 2007
(Job duties included teaching flute lessons to undergraduate flute students, teaching Flute Method Class for students from the Music Education Department and doing administrative work for Bowling Green State University Flute Studio.)

Private Teacher, January 2004 – present

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?


- Where and with whom did you train?

MA, LRAM 2010 - Royal Academy of Music (London, UK)
(studied with William Bennett OBE and Kate Hill; piccolo studies with Patricia Morris)

MA 2008 - Queens College, City University of New York (NYC, USA)
(studied with flautist of New York Philharmonic, Renée Siebert, on a scholarship)

Performer's Certificate 2006 - Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA)
(studied with Nina Assimakopoulos, on a full scholarship and served as Teaching Assistant of Flute)

BSc 2005 - National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
(studied with Principal Flute of National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Anders Norell ARAM)

Masterclasses - Jacques Zoon, Mathieu Dufour, Robert Langevin, Jeffrey Khaner, Carol Wincenc, Jeanne Baxtresser, Michel Debost, János Bálint, Robert Aitken, Denis Bluteau, Lorna McGhee, Matthias Ziegler, Göran Marcusson, Michael Cox, Samuel Coles, Paul Edmund-Davies, Kenneth Smith, Karen Jones and Wissam Boustany

Summer Programmes - Bayreuth Young Artist Music Festival, Germany (2010), Orford Arts Centre, Canada (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006), Le Domaine Forget Music Academy, Canada (2009, 2008, 2007), Hot Springs Music Festival, USA (2008) and Banff Centre, Canada (2008)


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h
Lessons offered by Michael
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Chamber Music
  • All Levels

Michael's CV

• MA in Performance (Royal Academy of Music)
• LRAM Teaching Diploma
• CRB Checked

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