I'm an enthusiastic & experienced teacher, having taught all ages and standards over the last decade. I currently enjoy teaching all brass instruments at several South London schools alongside my private tuition.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all brass instruments & can guide students through ABRSM & Trinity Guildhall, jazz & classical examinations. I am experienced in teaching all genres & styles to all ages and standards. I've taught a range of students - from those taking Grade 8, adults who want to start learning & children as young as 6.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied trumpet at the Royal College of Music, completing my BMus & Masters degrees there with the help of the Sir Philip Shelbourne Award for Brass, the Amarylis Fleming Scholarship Fund & the Newcomen Collett Foundation.
- How much do you charge?
£20 for 30mins
£40 for 1hr
I don't charge for travel unless the distance is considerable.
- Where do you teach?
I am currently based in Wandsworth (SW18), but I'm happy to travel to nearby postcodes in South London. I teach from my home studio, travel to students' houses (when convenient), and can also teach online.
- When are you available?
I am very flexible as my work is freelance. The easiest thing to do is get in touch and we can either organise a regular slot, or arrange lesson times on a week by week basis.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages (I have taught everyone from ages 6 - 66).
All standards (I have taught complete beginners with no musical experience at all, to those who are preparing for higher education, music scholarships & a professional career).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have prepared students for success in ABRSM & Trinity Guildhall examinations, both classical and jazz, from Grade 1-8. I have also helped students prepare for higher education auditions & GCSE & A Level performances.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach online using either Skype or FaceTime. I have a reliable internet connection & have used my equipment to provide live recording sessions with clients abroad from my home studio.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I feel strongly that lessons should be be fun & inspiring! Everyone that I've taught has been unique, and I look forward to helping you work out what is best for you as you start or continue through your journey of musical enrichment!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have held peripatetic brass teaching posts at Hornsby House School (Wandsworth), Dulwich Hamlet Junior School (Southwark), The Harrodian School (Barnes), Lady Margaret's School (Parson's Green) & Queen's Gate School (Kensington). I have also taught privately for 10 years and have tutored for the South London Youth Orchestra and at the James Allen's Saturday School for the Performing Arts.
My professional performing experience includes working with a variety of orchestras, ensembles & artists ranging from the playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Eliot Gardiner's 'Orchestre RÃ©volutionnaire et Romantique' to recording or touring with Russell Watson, Aston Merrygold (JLS), Deep Purple, Paul Weller & The Struts. I also record for many TV and film composers from my home studio.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS Certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the Royal College of Music with Paul Beniston, Paul Archibald, Neil Brough, John Barclay & Ian Balmain.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• Royal College of Music - MMus
• Royal College of Music - BMus (Hons)
• Enhanced DBS
• Musicians Union
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