I am a professional musician, composer and writer with over 12 years experience teaching subjects within and around Music, such as Piano, Theory, Technology and Film Music. You are very welcome to contact me for advice or if you have any questions.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I can teach many different aspects of music from piano lessons and theory, to music technology and composition for the screen. Please don't hesitate to get in touch about what it is you or your child wish to learn and I will let you know how I can help.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
2013-2015 Royal College of Music, Master in Music (Composition for Screen)
2007-2010 Goldsmiths University of London, Bachelor in Music
Grade 8 - Piano
- How much do you charge?
£40/h if I am travelling to my students to teach.
£35/h if my student travels to my studio (Seven Sisters) or my home (Southgate) for their lesson.
£30/h for Skype lessons.
I am happy to discuss discounts on a case by case basis. For instance, if I am teaching multiple people in the same household, I can offer a discount. I am also willing to teach at a reduce my rate if my students are struggling to afford the lessons for any reason.
- Where do you teach?
I am happy to travel around London to teach my students. I am also happy to teach from my studio in Seven Sisters or at my home in Southgate for a reduced fee. I also offer Skype lessons at a further discount.
- When are you available?
At the moment I have some time available every day for teaching, I'm sure we can work something out.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to teach all ages up to Postgraduate level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have prepared my students for all sorts of things, school examinations, recitals, gigs and graded instrumental and theory exams to name a few.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I offer music lessons online at a discounted rate of £30/h. These lessons will either be conducted from my studio or from home.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Dear students, I love music and I feel it's my responsibility to inspire you by sharing with you my own excitement for the subject. I will always remain emotionally invested in the act of teaching and always strive to impart as much of my knowledge and experience as I can. I will ensure you progress and I will be positive and supportive, I promise!
- What kind of experience do you have?
My practices as a composer and musician range widely from composition and sound design for the screen, sound art, theatre, filmmaking, concert music and band-life. Among my clients are the BBC, Guardian and Sotheby's. Recent film scores include Phillip Wood's critically acclaimed documentaries on the nature of addiction (Chasing Dad: A lifelong Addiction and Rehab: Lives Addicted). I am a founding member of the pop band La Shark who have toured the world and released records that have had extensive radio play. My concert music has been performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra, members of the LSO and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. I also run the non-profit label Quiet Tyrant and am a member of The Milo Wladek Co.
I've been teaching music since I was 16, both privately and in groups. Teaching has always been a part of my life. Currently, I have several students between the ages of 5 and 35, including two Grammy award winners! This year I wrote and delivered a course of experimental music workshops designed for young children. The children were incredibly receptive to the course and I received a lot of positive feedback so I hope to do it again soon. I also worked full-time as a teaching assistant at Kingsdale Foundation School in 2015 and also at Sydbourn Children's Centre. At Kingsdale I developed good relations with teachers and students and was sad to leave after a year there. I've also worked as an Audio Director for films that have required V/O work with children with no previous related experience. I enjoyed the collaborative experience!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I perform in the band La Shark.
I am a member of the film collective The Milo Wladek Co.
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