Graduate of Trinity College of Music and The jr Royal Academy of Music Jazz Saxophone. Mentee of Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey), Whirlwind Recordings Artist, F-IRE Recording Artist, Benz Reeds Endorsed Artist.Highly motivated & enthusiastic individual.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Saxophone, Tenor, Alto, Soprano
Jazz Gradings 1 - 8
Piano - Grades 1 - 4
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Junior Royal Academy Jazz Graduate
BMusHon - Jazz Performance, Trinity College of Music
Diploma in Jazz Performance - The Bucharest International Jazz Festival
Saxophone - Grade 8, Trinity Guildhall
Piano - Grade 7, Associated Board
Theory - Grade 5, Associated Board
- How much do you charge?
30 minutes - £30
45 minutes - £45
60 minutes - £55
Special price - £80 for 90 minutes
Special Price - £100 for 2 hours
- Where do you teach?
Wandsworth, Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Westminster, City of London, central London, Kingston, New Malden, Epsom, Sutton, Ewell, Stoneleigh, Wimbledon, Morden, Cheam, North Cheam, Mitcham, Morden, Surbiton, Raynes Park, Motspur Park.
Traveling to you can be arranged with minimal added cost.
- When are you available?
As I am a performing musician times are flexible.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
5 years upwards
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Saxophone - Jazz Grades 1 - 8 and onwards
Piano - Grades 1 - 4
GCSE and A level performance modules
Prepare student for performance auditions (Conservatoire standard, University standard)
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Please contact me via tutor pages.
Online lessons will take place via Skype.
Any sheet music will be emailed or sent via Skype.
Payment will be made via bank transfer before the lesson.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I encourage my students to always be positive, inquisitive and to practise, practise, practise!!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Student of Junior Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music London
Studied at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich
Mentee of Jazz Giant, Jean Toussaint
Whirlwind Recordings Artist
F-IRE Recording Artist
Benz Reeds Endorsed Artist
Venues performed at: Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express (Dean Street), The Clore Ball room (Southbank) Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank), The 606 Club (Chelsea), The Bulls Head (London), The Spice of Live (Soho), The Vortex, The Ram Jam Club, The Blue Note (Dublin), The Lunar Lounge, Cargo (Shoreditch), The Savoy Hotel, The Mandarin Hotel, Corinthia Hotel etc.
International Festivals: EFG London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Thames Festival, Barga Jazz Festival, Oldenburg Big Band Festival
Tours: Southern Irland (Limerik, Dublin, Galway), Italy (Rome, Barga) Germany (Oldenburg), England
Musicians I have Performed with: Jean Toussaint, Morinington Lockett, Sam Leak, Ralph Wyld, Dave Hamblett, Jacob Collier, Max Luthert, Fergus Ireland, Ed Riches, Mansur Brown, Yussef Days, Emeka Elendu, Andy Davis
Bands I have performed with: Samuel Eagles - SPIRIT, Nomad Soul Collective, Leo Appleyard Quartet, Jazz Funk Collective, Trinity Jazz Ensemble, Jon Bird Big Band, Kingston Youth Big Band, Benin City, Kalakuta, Malika, Mr Little's Noisy Band, Jack Noke Quintet
Private tutor at local High School
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Junior Royal Academy - Nick Smart, Simon Colam
Trinity College of Music - Russell Van Den Berg, Jean Toussaint, Simon Purcell, Andrea Vicari, Julian Siegal, Mark Lockhart
Mentee of Jean Toussaint
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Wimbledon College Saturday Music School.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently teaching the following:
10 year old saxophone player gained a distinction at grade 4 after only 4 months of tuition
8 year old saxophone - With 3 months tuition he has memorised 4 songs with chord tones, all major scales, all melodic and harmonic minor scales 2 octaves, we have started a Charlie Parker transcription and has performed at his first gig. Sound is developing very well.
All notes of the saxophone learnt, working on a 12 bar blues chord progression and melody.
• BmusHon Jazz Performance Trinity Laban
• Wimbledon College Saturday Music School
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