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Lessons offered by Tom
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
Levels
  • All Levels

Tom - Withington - Saxophone

Methodology

I'm a full-time professional musician and experienced instrumental teacher. I believe in patient, methodical and thorough learning and I like to instil a passion and enthusiasm for organised practise and engaging performance in my students.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Classical and Jazz Playing/Improvisation on Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I studied Saxophone at RNCM with Rob Buckland. I was a Joint Course student, so also gained a degree in academic music (with composition specialism) at University of Manchester. I then went on to Study Jazz as a Post graduate with Steve Berry and Tim Garland.

- How much do you charge?

£30 p/hour at my home, £35 to come to you. I do consultation lessons for Half price. Many of my students pay for lessons on a monthly basis in 4 lesson blocks, but I also see students on a pay per lesson basis. I am happy to see adult students on a fortnightly basis but I don't think this works well for the majority of child learners.

- Where do you teach?

I'm happy to teach students in the Greater Manchester area, as well as Stockport, High Peak and Wigan as I currently have students there. I can also see students in Liverpool if these lessons are during the day as I can co-ordinate this with my teaching at the University.

Otherwise, I have a fully equipped teaching space in my home, with recording facilities, acoustic piano and coffee machine!

- When are you available?

Weekdays and more flexible during School Holidays.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I've taught all ages from 5/6 years to Adult, to any level.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM Practical Exams
ABRSM Jazz Exams
ABRSM Theory
Higher Education Course Auditions

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I can give skype lessons by arrangement, providing a direct debit or BACS is set up and payment is recieved before the lesson commences.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I am an experienced teacher of both Classical and Jazz on all the above instruments. I have a 100% pass rate record for ABRSM exams, and my teaching CV includes teaching from beginner to University/Conservatoire level. I have extensive experience of preparing students for Conservatoire auditions, for both Classical and Jazz courses. I am Saxophone tutor at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University.

My professional work as a performer includes (Woodwinds and Piano) Pop/Jazz session work, theatre, Orchestral and Original recording/composing all over the world. This experience informs my teaching in a huge way. Its important to me to be able to relate everything I teach students to 'real world' skills needed for all musicians, whether aspiring to professional careers, or to a high level of playing/performing for pleasure alone.

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

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

RNCM. I studied with Rob Buckland, Carl Raven, Julian Arguelles, Steve Berry and Tim Garland. After leaving college I was mentored by Iain Dixon and Ben Wendel.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Musicians Union

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have a varied collection of students of different levels and ages. I've had 4 students reach success in UK Conservatoire Under Graduate Auditions and 2 for Conservatoire Jazz Course auditions. I also have a big cohort of young students at the grade 4-6 levels on Sax, Piano, Flute and Clarinet.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by Tom
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
Levels
  • All Levels

Tom's CV

• BMus(Hons), GRNCM(1st Class)
• PGdip(Dist.)
• Valid DBS.
• Musicians Union

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