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Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
Levels
  • All Levels

Simon - Sydenham Hill - Music Theory

Methodology

I am a professional musician living in London. I use my experience of professional performing situations to help my students develop quickly. I believe in pursuing whatever it is that you enjoy playing and what inspires you.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach a wide range of styles and genres on the Saxophone, namely Jazz, Classical and Pop. I also teach Classical Clarinet and Flute as well as Piano (Beginner-Intermediate), Harmony, Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Transcription and Sibelius software. I provide additional tutoring for GCSE and A Level Music.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BMus (Hons) First Class, Trinity College of Music, first study Alto Saxophone.
Grade 8 in ABRSM/GSMD Grade Exams on Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, and Grade 6 on Organ and in Music Theory.
A levels in Music (A), History (B), English (A) and French (B)
11 GSCEs at A*-A grade.

- How much do you charge?

My basic rate is £30.00/hr for instrumental tuition. For a Half-hour lesson I charge £20

- Where do you teach?

I teach at my home in SE18 or I am able to travel to you, depending on travel time and cost.

- When are you available?

I am usually available daytime or evening on most weekdays, saturday afternoons and most sundays.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages, all abilities on Saxophone and Clarinet. Beginner Flute and Piano.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

If requested I can prepare students for Music Theory Exams and Instrumental Grade Exams and can offer assistance with academic studies, for example GCSE and A Level Music.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

My teaching style is flexible; I allow the unique learning style of each of my students dictate how I approach specific areas of improvement. I also have much experience with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have many years of experience playing in professional situations and as a saxophone teacher. I have taught Clarinet, Flute, Piano and Music Theory extensively in the last few years. I have much experience of teaching individuals, small groups and workshops in schools, and I am currently the saxophone teacher for 'Stax' weekly music centre (Southwark Music Service), teaching saxophone and creative musicianship to ages 9-11.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

I have studied with some of the leading jazz musicians and educators in the country, including Simon Purcell, Martin Speake, Mark Lockheart, Peter King and Mornington Lockett and Julian Siegel. I have attended masterclasses by internationally renowned figures and educators such as Dave Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi and Ethan Iverson.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Trinity College of Music alumnus
MU member

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I currently teach a number of adult students and schoolchildren ages 8-11 on a regular weekly basis.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £25/h
Lessons offered by Simon
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
Levels
  • All Levels

Simon's CV

• BMus Performance (First Class Honours) Trinity College of Music
• CRB Certified (L.B. Southwark)
• MU

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