I am a freelance musician and B(Mus) Hons Jazz graduate teaching Clarinet, Saxophone and Music Theory in Birmingham. I can teach ABRSM grades as well as in a variety of musical styles. I teach all ages and abilities with enthusiasm and understanding.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Saxophone, Clarinet, Jazz Improvisation, Composition and Music Theory
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Bmus (hons) Jazz: Birmingham Conservatoire graduated 2016.
A level music, music technology
- How much do you charge?
I charge £25/Hr. I charge £15 for the first lesson, and would be happy to negotiate discounts for block bookings or group lessons. I am happy to travel to you, within the Birmingham area.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home, and at students' homes. I am happy to travel around the greater Birmingham area, including Solihull, Sandwell, Halesowen, and Sutton Coldfield.
- When are you available?
I am flexible and available most of the time, including evenings and weekends. Please feel free to get in contact to discuss lesson times as my timetable varies.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages an abilities from complete beginners to advanced students.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM or Trinity grades (Jazz and Classical), ABRSM grade 5 theory, GCSE and A Level music performances, and ABRSM Music Medals (pre-grade 1 exams).
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
If you would like online tutoring please get in contact to discuss this option.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught privately in Birmingham since graduating from Conservatoire. As a young musician I am passionate about sharing my enthusiasm for all kinds of music, from Rock and Pop to Folk, Jazz and Classical. I teach with patience and understanding. My specialism is in Jazz and improvisation and I can teach the basics of harmony and music theory through fun practical examples, and teach instrumental technique with a creative approach as well as through grades and reading music. I have a breadth of musical education experience to draw on which means I can tailor lessons to an individuals interests or learning objectives, as well as assessing areas for improvement and development.
I have played gigs around Birmingham as a freelance musician in various settings, including in the saxophone sections of big bands, accompanying children as part of a Christmas concert, a madness tribute band and playing in a live band to accompany a cinema screening of a film, amongst other engagements. My own quartet was described by the world renowned saxophonist Mark Turner as 'super killing' during a masterclass at Birmingham Conservatoire. Most recently the band performed as part of Birmingham Jazz's legends festival. Notable venues I have played at include the Spotted Dog, the Adrian Boult Hall and The Yardbird jazz club.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musician's Union.
• Bmus (hons) Jazz
• Up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate
• Musician's Union
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