Pricing: I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to music education, so it makes sense that the same applies to my pricing.
The open sessions.
Cost: £18. Duration: 45min
These 45min 1-1 sessions are great for beginners, returners, those taking up a second instrument or hobbyist. We concentrate on playing songs you like to a good standard as quickly and safely as possible.
The classic player.
Cost: £28. Duration: 60min
These 60min 1-1 sessions are designed for the developing musician and include full guided musical education including working towards mastery of your instrument and a solid working knowledge of music theory. This is the perfect option if you are performing in school, busking in the street, or at local pubs, pubs and jam nights. Looking to get some music grades under your belt? These sessions are for you as we cover the major exam boards in performance and theory up to and including grade 8.
The Pro Series
Cost: £38. Duration: 75min
These 75min 1-1 sessions are for those who have made a commitment to music at any level and who are looking for a tailor made coaching and musical development programme. Taking a holistic and pragmatic approach to what it means to be a musician in today's world, these sessions guide you towards achieving practical musicianship of the highest level
A great educator will take a holistic and dynamic approach to music lessons. This is why I have spent over a decade on crafting skills as a teacher, coach and trainer to ensure that my students always get the most out of their time with me.
In 'teacher mode' we'll look at music theory and technical aspects of music making. Largely instructor led, this is the bit where I get to impart all of the raw knowledge I've gained over the years from the importance of 1959 in the evolution of Jazz, the finer points of modal interchange in Pop music, through to why and when to use a synthetic saxophone reed.
In 'trainer mode' we assume the role of the classic sports personal trainer and this is where the real grafting happens. We'll cover exercises, repertoire, timing, groove, playing over backing tracks vs live bands, creating crystal clear altissimo high notes and lushious sub-tone low notes. This part is also called 'shedding' and we'll work on getting 'killer chops'.
The coaching part of the trinity of music education is my absolute favourite, as it is student led and instructor guided. This happens throughout the learning process and covers everything from setting effective goals, self evaluating progress, deciding how best to move forward and being truly accountable for your development as a musician.
You will be playing music that makes you want to play, and that you get the most enjoyment out of. We'll geek out on your favourite tunes and choice of reeds, and make sure your musical journey is as unique as you are.
Do you need advice on purchasing an instrument new or second hand? How about a new mouthpiece? Out gigging and need advice on which microphone to buy? Let me know, I'd be happy to help.
• BA(hons) Music with Instrumental Teaching
• I have a current CRB
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