I have over 10 years of music composition, production and performance experience. Having studied at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Guitar) and Leeds Conservatoire (Jazz and Production), I incorporate my education background in jazz and classical music to bring an in-depth perspective on teaching the likes of the guitar, music theory, composition and production for a range of ages and abilities. I can also provide additional support for students studying GCSE/A-Level Music, as well as delivering unique and personalised lesson plans tailored to musicians’ and artists’ own career goals and aspirations (from recording to music business). I teach in both 1-1 and small group scenarios, both online and face to face. As an actively recording and touring artist and session musician, I have worked with a huge array of different musicians, artists and producers and have been exposed to a broad range of genres worldwide. I use this knowledge and experience to bring a unique and fresh approach to teaching music in a range styles and techniques, from Jazz to Hip-Hop to Classical Music - whether that be analysing and examining a tune together, learning to improvise over your favourite piece of music or simply playing for the fun of it! It is important that I grasp an understanding of where my students are at with their instrument or subject before we begin learning together, so that I can plan and ensure I approach the lesson in the right way. I provide materials in advance of a lesson, such as worksheet activities or listening references, to allow enhanced learning as well as efficiency during sessions. Most of all, it is important that my students feel relaxed and that they are learning what they love. I make it my challenge to bring something fresh and new to every lesson!
With a 1:1 degree in Jazz and Music Production, I have over 10 years of music composition, production and performance experience. As a Solo Artist I have had my music played across BBC Radio 6Music with Gilles Peterson as well as on BBC Radio 1 with Huw Stephens. My different projects have ranged from composing and producing soundtracks and sound design for independent artists, to managing and delivering Album and EP release campaigns. Having studied at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Guitar) and Leeds College of Music (Jazz Composition and Production), I am well versed in teaching across a range of styles and techniques in guitar (from Jazz and Pop to Classical), music theory, composition and production. I also provide 1-1 and small group tuition for students seeking extra support with GCSE and A-Level Music and Music Technology, with a broad understanding of the curriculum. As an artist, I have worked with many producers, writers and engineers across the board and my work have taken me to venues across the UK. In addition to this, I run an independent record label, FCR Music, a platform that discovers and supports music across the realms of Jazz, soul, R&B and Hip-Hop, with a focus on the equal representation on all women within the music industries.
Lessons must be cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, subject to a 50% lesson charge.
As founder and director of FCR Music Ltd, I have extensive experience in the management and administration of an independent record label, a platform that strives for the equal representation of all women within the music industry. I have over 10 years of music composition, production and performance experience. My different projects have ranged from composing and producing soundtracks and sound design for independent films, to managing and delivering Album and EP release campaigns. Since studying at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Guitar) and graduating from Leeds Conservatoire with a 1:1 (Jazz Composition and Production), my work has taken me to venues and studios all over the UK and has led me to work with a range of independent artists, composers, engineers and producers across the board, as both a collaborator and an educator. I can deliver organisational change and creative solutions and have been impactful in my roles in all sectors. I am passionate about music and scores across all genres, as well as the representation of all cultures within the music industry, and my value is realised through the successful management of multiple creative projects. I carry extremely strong interpersonal skills and am trustworthy and professional with very effective all-round communication abilities.
For the last 2 years I have had vast experience with 1-1 and group tuition (online and in person) in guitar, music theory, composition and production for a range of independent musicians and artists of all ages, incorporating my education background in jazz and classical music to bring an in-depth perspective on writing, improvisation and technique. I have vast experience delivering unique and personalised lesson plans tailored to musicians’ and artists’ own career goals and aspirations, as well as providing 1-1 additional support for students studying GCSE, A-Level and Undergraduate Degree level Music. I have provided educational projects for other students in Universities and at live events and screenings in Leeds and London with multimedia applications, for example, the making of an independent documentary film under my label: ‘FCR Music Presents: Women & The Creative Industry’, a collaboration with cinematographer, Emile Burgoyne, for International Women’s Day 2018 - a project and discussion, focusing on gender roles and the representation and diversity of women and minorities within the creative industries, striving to break down the hidden barriers that exist across the music industry.
I have a wealth of experience with my work as a session musician and freelance creative, with external commissions of composition, production, beat-making & sound design for independent artists and musicians. Collaborators include Maya Law (‘Hitchhiking’ EP - production, guitars & backing vocals), Dlore (‘House That Ain’t A Home’ single ft. Maya Law & Galli - production, guitar & vocals) and Leo Lore (‘Sorrows Golden’ single - guitar composition and arrangement, keyboards & synths), incorporating classical, jazz & urban music, electronics and scores. Other works includes: a 4-month collaboration with Falmouth dance group ‘Company Nexus’, to create soundscape and composition that works intrinsically with movement for live performance; original score & sound design for ‘FCR Music Presents: Women & The Creative Industry’, and recording and producing my own 10-month album project ‘AHLKE’, released on my label FCR Music in 2019, involving the likes of session musicians Taz Modi (Submotion Orchestra, Matthew Halsal) and Simon Beddoe (Submotion Orchestra, Abstract Orchestra) and mix engineer, Dom Howard (Submotion Orchestra, Ruckspin, Anchorsong).
Freya is an easygoing and hardworking tutor. She’s passionate about her subject and learning music theory with her has never been such a breeze! I would highly recommend Freya for anyone who is looking for a tutor who puts the time in to work with you, finds new ways to teach, and is generally a kind and motivated person!
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