You are never to young or old to learn a musical instrument, and it's a fantastic experience when you can play one.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Saxophone, Flute and Electric Guitar.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Degree in music based around jazz studies. Specialise in rock and pop music as well as jazz/classical.
- How much do you charge?
£25 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
I am very lucky to have a music studio at my home. I can also occasionaly arrange home visits which may incur more cost depending upon the distance and travel time.
- When are you available?
Day times : Mondays and Tuesdays and Saturdays. Most week day evenings 6PM onwards. I tend to gig fridays and Saturday evenings so am not available then usualy... I will make myself as available as possible.
Also can be available to answer questions via email.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
6 years upwards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM for flute and sax,and Rockschool acadamy for guitar.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you like music you can learn music.
a link below to a short documentary based around my teaching and music.
- What kind of experience do you have?
30 years teaching and performing music live in bands/big bands/occasional orchestra.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, fully enhanced for working with children.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Liverpool under many teachers. Sax with Len Foster.(Halle Orchestra) Jazz theory and guitars with Glen Cartlidge/John Harper/Les Bolger.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Rock School registered.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Several have started from scratch, first lesson to try a flute and sax. I then helped them purchase a good student instrument... lessons now regular and enthusiastic. 14 year old soon to be guitar hero,taking Rock school grade one soon.Learning his fret board/chords and how to solo. A 64 year old newly retired lady who wanted to take up the Saxophone. A grade 7 saxophonist/flautist who wants to learn how to improvise. A sax player who wants to learn Bass Rock guitar. Husband and wife learning Bass guitar (Him) and Saxophone(Her) in a shared lesson together( both work full time).A 40 year old working mum who can find the time to develop her flute playing,now up to grade 3. My son and daughter age 16 and 21 now in a band together,being recorded and produced by me in the Studio.
• Jazz/Rock music/Classical Studies
• Degree in Music
• full and enhanced CRB
His use of a special 'Phonetic' system to read music made the whole thing much easier.Thanks for the 'Ta fi ti fi 'system Pete,its great.
My wife and I tried a Bass guitar and a Sax provided by Pete.We went on to buy our own
instruments and we have lessons with Pete together at his studio.
He is the third sax teacher I tried. One of the best teachers I ever came across. His explanation of things is always slow,clear and precise.He has loads of patience. I have learnt the sax in only a few weeks already.I am happy to travel the extra distance for his lessons.
...and that phonetic system to read music is brill (Why was I not shown that at school?)
He travels to us in Crewe at very reasonable price and teaches Guitar to my son and then Sax to my Daughter.Excellent service.
I can now play 4 of my favourite Rock guitar pieces after 4 months and starting to learn a bit of Jazz and now I can read music.Great Teacher.Working on getting my grades with Rockschool.
He managed to fit me in late evenings as I work 9 to 5 most days.Great flute teacher
thanks pete (Now I know what Stravinsky did)
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