I approach each topic in sections. I use the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music methodology and encourage homework and practice to integrate theory as part of the student’s practice. Music theory and composition go hand in hand and I frequently encourage both. I am very pro doing ABRSM exams but acknowledge that this isn’t essential for everyone. Whether you are trying to get your grade 5 theory to advance in your practical ABRSM examinations or are simply looking to better your musical understanding, it would be my pleasure to work with you.
I have 9 years of teaching, from students aged between 4 and 80. Whether you are preparing for an exam at school, or for ABRSM, I am experienced in both. I am a graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also have DipABRSM in Clarinet and Piano.
Raymond has been my son’s Clarinet tutor since two years ago.
As well as being a great musician, he is a very kind and patient teacher.
My son loves and enjoys his clarinet classes with Raymond.
I strongly recommend him.
Since beginning to learn the clarinet in January, 2020 and for the ensuing few months thereafter, Raymond has very much helped me learn the basics of playing the clarinet and I trust he is going to continue to do so.
He is very encouraging and supportive. He has encouraged good techniques and recommended alternative courses of action where things have not been so good.
Not only has he demonstrated very supportive teaching skills, but he has also taken an interest in little projects I have set myself including understanding the fingering of the Chromatic scale beginning with Low E, the Circle of the Fifths, Diminished Sevenths etc, and now, I am embarking on the Chalumeau, both Register and instrument.
In addition, he has included me in his own musical life, sharing with me his various compositions, the last of which is aptly named ‘Hope’.
And, much of this has been achieved online with the aid of tools such as Zoom and Whatsapp, supported occasionally by mini videos, where, for example, the fingering for a note needed further explanation, and of course, with the occasional email.
I’m a beginner, but I have no hesitation in recommending him as a clarinet teacher both in person and online.
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