I have been playing the ukulele for nearly ten years and give fun and practical classes to students of all ages. I am also happy to teach music theory, vocal techniques, and of course to help with your English if it's not your first language!
In my classes, we will be learning a selection of popular songs and exercises, selected with the intention of expanding your skill-set as a musician and to create a performance repertoire that you will be able to use on stage at gigs or for casual jams with friends.
I graduated from Sussex university three years ago and have been teaching as an English Professor in Spain since then. In this role, I have taught English to hundreds of students from all around Spain. Now I wish to combine my two passions by giving music classes in English!
Creative music graduate with a broad range of experience, currently living and working in Spain as a professor of English.
UIMP English Professor September - 08/19 to 12/19
Planning and giving English classes to Spanish university students
Assisting with extracurricular activities and giving feedback
UIMP Conversation Partner - 06/19 to 07/19
Leading activities such as dancing and visits
Assisting students with their English
CAPS * Conversation Assistant - 08/18 to 05/19
Working in two Spanish schools and giving private conversation classes
Teaching English to students from 4th primary to 4th ESO
Planning classes, conducting oral exams and marking written work.
Studying an advanced TEFL course
Monk Bar Belper - 11/17 to 07/18
Bartender serving a range of cocktails, draft, and bottled alcohol and soft drinks
Barback ensuring bar is well stocked with ingredients, drinks, and glasses
Bellerbys College 10/16 to 09/17
Head Kitchen Porter
Main duties center on maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen as well as covering other staff positions as required
Promoted to kitchen assistant in May, preparing and serving food
Occasional shifts in the college shop
Community Loops (Volunteer/ Director)
Working with a fledgling charity organization that aims to reach various social groups through electronic music projects.
Helped to build community music studio in the Synergy Centre
Planned and sourced funding for the 'Little Synths' project that introduced young children to the fundamentals of electronic music production through simple and easy to use synthesizers.
Bearded Theory Festival (Volunteer) - 27th May 2016
Independently setting up Creative Intentions stage on behalf of FFTS
Sound Engineer for myself and other acts
Furthest From The Sea (Volunteer) – March/ April 2016 (Temporary work)
Assisting at a music video shoot.
Helping set up and with sound at an EP launch gig.
Helping to set up, mixing and performing at outdoor events in Derby and Luton city centers.
YNOT Festival Steward (Volunteer)- August 2014
Various roles including checking tickets, directing traffic and providing general assistance to festival-goers.
Fresh Ground Cafe, Front Of House – 09/13 to 09/14
Making a range of drinks
Other roles included waiting tables and cleaning
Carer - 09/12 to 09/13
Looking after two young children with learning difficulties.
Thinking of activities such as going out for trips, playing games and helping with homework
Involved a lot of responsibility and required good communication skills and patience
Farm Hand on a smallholding – 09/11 to 09/14 (Part-time)
Feeding and cleaning duties for pigs, chickens, and sheep
Other tasks included painting and repairing fences
Working independently while the employer was away
Hard physical work and early hours, through all weathers
Derby Live, Work Experience – April/June 2010
Learning about all the different roles, from office work to assembling a set for a performance in the Guild Hall
Red Cross Charity Shop, Volunteer – March 2009/10 (part-time)
Mainly sorting stock and assisting customers
Perfect! I could not have hoped for a better tutor than Kai!! :) He's a very professional teacher, kind, very well organised, encouraging and fun! He's also a lovely person :) I fully recommend trying ukulele classes with him - at the end of each lesson I feel happier and way more prepared than before. Kudos also because he's making the classes work so well despite the possible limitations of the online format. Super-recommended! :)
Elena is a great student to work with, she always brings a positive attitude to class and has shown a great interest in the subject. Since we're currently working on left-hand mobility, I would recommend that she incorporates the warm-up exercises we've learned in class into her regular practice routine. Great work so far and I'm looking forward to our next class together :)
Adept in a broad range of instruments and an overall great guy, Kai is a fantastic tutor. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to expand their musical expertise regardless of their age or proficiency.
I was lucky enough to stumble across a video of Kai from a gig a friend had attended. He's been teaching me the Ukulele for over 8 months now. I wont waste time championing Kai's skill with the ukulele, you can see his tender soulful performance for yourself, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4X0qew_31M. What I will comment on are his skills as a teacher. He never failed to push me that little bit further and if any frustration appeared he could win me back round with his boyish smile. If you choose Kai you'll be punting down the lazy rivers of Derbyshire town strumming away in no time.
Kai is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. He is patient, friendly and has experience working with all ages!
Kai's been teaching my 6 year old for 6 months now and she couldn't be happier. She looks forward to every lesson and practices lots in between. Kai's a really reliable and friendly source of music education, can't recommend enough!
I’ve been having ukelele classes with Kai for two months now and I’ve learned a lot. Kai is a very patient and sweet teacher, he has studied music in university so he is very experienced. He also makes the classes very fun with the songs he chooses.
ukulele lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
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