Playing and teaching for my career is a highly enjoyable, exciting and rewarding experience. Having studied at the countries top music colleges, I like to share my knowledge and experience in a fun and interesting environment.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Having a wide knowledge of music I specialise in teaching brass instruments with the Trumpet being my main instrument. Within brass lessons it is important to also focus on subjects such at Music theory and aural skills as well as some basic composition and improvisation.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I Started focusing on Music in 2003 gaining 3x Distinctions in a National Diploma in Music Practice, I then successfully auditioned for a place at Trinity College of Music. After 4 years I gained a First Class degree, following that I obtained a Scholarship to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music for a Master in Arts.
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour Trumpet/Cornet/tenor horn
£18-20 per half hour Trumpet/Cornet
£35 per hour Brass Ensemble Coaching
I am happy to teach more than one student at a time and would be open to negotiation on price, depending on lesson duration/how many students
- Where do you teach?
I am happy to travel anywhere in London or teach at my own house in Greenwich.
- When are you available?
I am flexible regarding when I teach, some of my students prefer the same day/time weekly lessons and others prefer having their lessons at flexible times as to fit in with work and other commitments that might change week to week. Feel free to contact me and discuss when might be good for you!
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginner - Post Grade 8, Diploma level
I have spent many years developing my understanding brass instruments and therefore have the knowledge to teach all abilities and age ranges.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am happy to working through TrinityGuildhall and the Associated Board (ABRSM) graded exams. Grades are great achievements and can help rate development through setting standards. However Grade aren't aways for everyone and I personally believe that the enjoyment is most important. So if you want to pass an exam or grade ,I will help and if you just want to learn 'Star wars' we can set our own goals and achieve it together.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is something that everyone can enjoy on different levels, for me playing the trumpet/cornet has been one of the most amazing things I have ever done, its fun, exciting and delivers a sense of achievement. I would advise for everybody to learn an instrument and engage some of your creative side, why not try the trumpet/cornet?
The trumpet/cornet is a very versatile instruments from solo playing, playing in orchestras, big bands, pop music, brass ensembles and so much more, what takes your fancy?
Last, but not least, learning a new skill such at the trumpet is interesting, rewarding and most of all fun.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been playing the trumpet for over 15 years, I am a freelance performer and have worked in many ranges of musical genres from baroque to pop music. Some of my Work experience involves participating in many education projects and Leading Workshops on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. I also work with some of the countries top orchestras and ensembles including BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New London Orchestra and Superbrass Brass Ensemble. I have performed in most of the UK's top venues and recorded for artists such as 'Susan Boyle and Rick Wakeman' at top studios as "Abbey Road' and 'Angel Studios'. I am a member of two professional Brass Quintets who also lead promoting brass playing in schools through interactive workshops.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do have a CRB from a school I taught in but however don't have the newer DBS.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have studied under some of the top trumpet players in the world including: James Watson, Rod franks, Brian Thomson, Robert Farley, Mark David, Andy Hendrie and Howard Snell.
• Bmus (Trinity College of Music)
• MA (Royal Academy of Music)
• CRB Certificate
• Worshipful Company of Musicians
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