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£25/h
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Lessons offered by Benedict
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music
  • Musical education
Levels
  • All Levels

Orchestral and Choral Conductor, Singer and Music student, and teacher in Birmingham

Methodology

I am personable and passionate, and believe music tuition is best accomplished through practice and diligence. I give lessons to most levels, and am comfortable teaching basic technique to expressive interpretation. I will always make the student do most of the work in order to learn as much as possible.

Experience

I am an orchestral and choral conductor, singer, and music student at the University of Birmingham. I have taught multiple students in conducting and vocal practices, as well as instrumental tuition and theory lessons. Students have achieved passed high level exams, received commendations in competitions and have gained places in notable ensembles.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Lessons offered by Benedict
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music
  • Musical education
Levels
  • All Levels

Benedict's CV

Benedict Goodall


Education
2016 – Present University of Birmingham
BMus Music, 3rd Year of Study, specialising in orchestral conducting.
2014 – 2016 Cheney School 6th Form, Oxford
A-levels: Music (A*), History (B), Physics (D).
2009 – 2014 Cheney School, Oxford
10 GCSEs: A*-B, including A* in Music
Music Qualifications
Grade 8 Singing (ABRSM) (Distinction), Grade 8 French horn (ABRSM) (Merit), Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM) (Distinction).

Professional Summary
Conductor, countertenor, and french horn player at the University of Birmingham, and lay clerk at St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham. Conducting and performing in many ensembles in Birmingham and in Oxford, I specialise in both instrumental and choral music. Dedicated and diligent in the performance and study of music, I am always striving for the highest quality of music making, in an enthusiastic, personable, and passionate manner.

Employment and Experience

University of Birmingham
September 2016 – Present
- conductor, countertenor, and french horn player -
• Conductor of the 150-player Wind Band, with repertoire including Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.
• Director of the Summer Festival Voices 2017 in a ‘nature’ themed concert, featuring works such as Gershwin’s Summertime, and Gibbons’s The Silver Swan.
• Conductor of the University of Birmingham String Orchestra in a forthcoming concert featuring English music.
• Deputised for Daniele Rosina, professional conductor and director of Orchestral Studies, with the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in a rehearsal containing Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé, Vaughan Williams’s The Wasps: Overture, and Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto Op. 109.
• Countertenor in the University of Birmingham Camerata, Birmingham University Singers, University of Birmingham Chorus, and consorts, covering music from Legrenzi to Dove, performing at the University, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and a tour to Berlin and Leipzig.
• French horn player in wind and brass chamber ensembles, and in the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Touring Orchestra, performing at the University and on tour to Montecatini, Italy. Performed repertoire ranges from Mozart and Schubert to Walton and Arnold.

St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham
September 2016 – Present
- countertenor lay clerk -
• Former choral scholar subsequently promoted to lay clerk in December 2017 after demonstrating ability to perform to a professional level.
• Sing in 4 services a week plus special services and events. These have included weddings, memorial services, and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Radio West Midlands.
• Performed in concerts at Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham Town Hall, and in Redon, France. Repertoire includes Tallis’s Spem in Alium and Bach’s St Matthew Passion.
• Service repertoire ranges from Ockeghem and Gibbons to new commissions by John Sanders and Francis Jackson.
• Partaking in the ‘Emerging Talent’ scheme, leading to conducting services with the Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs, and opportunities to conduct the full choir.
Oxfordshire Festival Orchestra
January – September 2016
- principal conductor and chorus master -
• Formerly a horn player with the orchestra, my inaugural concert as Musical Director featured a romantic-sized orchestral. The programme was: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte Overture, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 ‘Reformation’, and a student commission by Raymond Brien, entitled Sinfonietta: ‘Nature – Solitude’.
• In late 2016, I was appointed chorus master for the return of the founding conductor. I worked with amateur and semi-professional musicians on Brahms’s Schicksalslied.

Air Cadet Organisation National Music Service
February 2013 – August 2016
- conductor and french horn player -
• I played as principal horn in the National Concert and Marching bands, performing at RAF Cranwell’s Whittle Hall, and for an audience of 12,000 people at the Birmingham International Military Tattoo.
• In 2015 I formed the National Brass Ensemble. I first conducted them in Whittle Hall, with further performances in the Royal Courts of Justice for an audience containing Royalty, and at RAF Hendon in front of high-ranking RAF personnel.
• I subsequently conducted the National Concert Band in rehearsal, often deputising for the Principal Director of Music in his absence.

Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra
September 2012 – July 2016
- french horn player -
• Principal and sub-principal horn for four years, performing pieces such as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919).
• Performance venues included the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and annual tours to Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain.
• I have had conducting opportunities in rehearsals, tutored by Dr John Traill, focussing on Dvorak’s Carnival Overture.

Freelance work
2016 – Present
- conductor, countertenor, and french horn player -
• In Oxford I have conducted various County Music ensembles, and most recently the City of Oxford Silver Band.
• As a countertenor I have performed recitals in Oxford and Birmingham, and frequently deputise for cathedral and concert choirs, having performed at St Chad’s, Birmingham, and with the Oxford ProMusica Singers.
• As a horn player I have performed many shows such as Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, West Side Story, and Into the Woods. I have also performed with many amateur orchestras in Oxford.

Additional skills and achievements
• Full driving license
• Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (pending)
• Youth First Aider

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