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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chamber Music
  • Jazz Improvisation
Levels
  • All Levels

Michael - Southside - Chamber Music

Methodology

I'm an experienced, professional musician and teacher based in central Edinburgh. Please feel free to browse my profile and contact me if you have any questions.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Jazz and Classical Saxophone
Music Theory Exams
Chamber Music

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Professional musician - BMus(Hons) Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Henri SELMER Paris Performing Artist

D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist

Saxophone tutor for Napier University and Edinburgh University. Previously at St Andrews University.

Assistant Director of the World Saxophone Congress XVI.

Member of the Scottish Saxophone Ensemble and the Apollo Saxophone Orchestra.

Former Chairman and Principal Baritone of the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain.

Tutor for the Youth Music Initiative's award-winning Jazz Programme.

Co-founder of the Scottish Saxophone Academy.

- How much do you charge?

Both instrumental and theory lessons cost £35 per hour, or £18 for 30 minutes.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my home in central Edinburgh.

- When are you available?

I teach daytimes and evenings throughout the week. Lessons can be easily arranged to suit student availability.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages and abilities are more than welcome. I have experience of teaching students at all standards from the age of 7 to 80. Whether you wish to pass grade exams or simply learn some good tunes, I'm more than happy to help you achieve your goal!

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I have an excellent record of entering pupils for the ABRSM exam syllabus - 100% pass rate at merit/distinction level. I can also prepare pupils for all levels of the current SQA requirements.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I am a dedicated tutor with extensive experience of teaching in both group and one-on-one settings.

Alongside my private tutoring, I teach saxophone at Napier University and Edinburgh University and lead workshops in primary schools across the north of Scotland as part of the Youth Music Initiative's award-winning Jazz Programme. I have also taught saxophone at St. Mary's Music School, St Andrews University, George Heriots School, and dozens of primary schools across the UK as part of the Live Music Now! charity programme and Transgressive North's school workshop programme.

I have an excellent record of entering pupils for the ABRSM exam syllabus, with 100% merit and distinction level passes. I can also prepare pupils for all levels of the current SQA requirements.

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

Yes I'm a member of the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme (the Scottish DBS equivalent), and I am covered by Public Liability Insurance.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Junior Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Musicians Union
Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain
Edinburgh Napier University

Rates

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

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h

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