Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Skelmersdale 
Skelmersdale 
  • (1 review)
T
Tom
« Peter is highly educated (to PhD level) and a leading, published... More »
T
Tom
« Peter is highly educated (to PhD level) and a leading, published expert in his field, the flute in jazz and world music. He is also experienced in ensemble coaching and teaching music at tertiary level. »
£25/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Peter
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Wind instruments
  • Transverse flute
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Woodwind instruments and music theory from Ph.D. with 30 years experience in West Lancs and Merseyside

Methodology

I teach music - both theory and performance. I am a Ph.D. in musicology with many tears experience in teaching from A level to college tutoring. But I have also performed jazz and classical music on three continents and know how to develop musicians in both technique and musicianship. Everything I teach is tailored to the needs and interests of the student.

Experience

I have been teaching music in schools and colleges in the UK, USA and India since 1965 while also performing in jazz groups and classical orchestras, both live and in studios. All of this experience is brought to bear on my private and classroom teaching.
I have taught dozens of private students from beginners to advance and helped many pass music A levels and beyond. I am also editor-in-chief of an international music publication.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Details

Decided on a case-by-case basis

Lessons offered by Peter
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Wind instruments
  • Transverse flute
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Peter's CV

DEGREE PROGRAMS

* Ph.D. in Musicology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
* Graduate program in Ethnomusicology, University of Washington, 1980-82
* M.A. in Interdisciplinary Foundations of Education, MIU Fairfield, IA, 1976
* B.A. (Hons.) in English, California State University at Sacramento, 1974

OTHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

*Ongoing studies in flute performance with Ali Ryerson, 2004-present
*Master classes with William Montgomery at University of Maryland, 1994-1998 & 2007
* Studies in Hindustani Classical Music with Prof. Debu Chaudhuri, Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao, & Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, U.S.A., Holland and India, 1988-95, and with Ustad Zia Muhammad Dagar and Ustad Sabri Khan, University of Washington, 1980-82
* Courses in Hindustani music, theory and performance, Gandharva School of Music, Washington, D.C., 1988-90
* Music theory and performance studies with Gary Peacock, Cornish Institute, Seattle, Washington, 1982-84

ACADEMIC POSITIONS TEACHING AND PUBLISHING

* Editor-in-chief, International Flute Journal, (concealed information) 2014-present
* Founder and president, Harmonia Books and Music, publishing books, films and sheet music, 2010-present.
* Founding chair of World Music Committee, National Flute Association, 2011
* Member, Board of Directors/Advisors, Alan Hovhaness International Research Center, Yerevan, Armenia and Library of Congress, Washington, DC
* Private instructor in woodwinds and music theory, in UK and USA, 1965-present
* Visiting lecturer and curriculum consultant to World Music program, Birmingham Conservatory, University of Central England, Birmingham, U.K., 1998-2002
* Independent lecturer in musicology, cultural history and future studies, offering lectures and seminars in colleges and institutions in the U.S., Europe and India, 1996-present
* Consultant to Smithsonian Institution, performance programs in Indian and other
non-Western music, 1994-1995
* Visiting lecturer in music, Bombay University, Spring 1994
* Visiting lecturer in music, Delhi University, Fall 1993
*Guest teacher in music and humanities, Seattle, WA (1980-83) & Montgomery County, MD (1988-1995), school districts
*Director, Gandharva School of Music, Washington, D.C., 1987-90

PERFORMANCE

* Leader, Jazz Flute Big Band-UK, 2015-Present. Appearances London Jazz Festival, 2016
* First flute, Maghull Wind Orchestra, 2015-Present
* Second flute, clarinet & saxophone, Ormskirk Symphony Orchestra
* Member, National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band, New York, 2009, Charlotte, NC 2011, New Orleans, LA, 2013, Washington DC, 2015
* Leader, Peter Westbrook Trio & Quartet, Birmingham, UK, Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C., Liverpool, UK, 1970-present
* Co-Leader, The Linden Trio 1994-98
* Freelance Studio Musician,Delhi and Bombay, India, 1971-2001 Music for Indian movies and Air India
* Freelance studio musician, London, U.K. 1970-72,1977-78
Flute and saxophone work on a variety of jazz, folk, popular and world-beat recordings
* Member, Sattva, U.K., 1971-72 Popular London-based jazz/rock ensemble which toured Europe extensively
* Member, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, London, U.K. 1970-72 Groundbreaking ensemble in the area of collective improvisation. Tours of U.K., Germany, Holland. Recordings for B.B.C.
* Music Director, International Drama Festival, Birmingam Arts Centre, U.K., July 1968
* Incidental music for Three Plays of Samuel Beckett, University of Birmingham, U.K., January 1968
* Intercollegiate Jazz Contest, Croydon, U.K., 1967

PUBLICATIONS/PRODUCTIONS

* I’ll See You Again: Peter Westbrook Duo, Trio & Quartet, CD, 2012
* The Flute in Jazz: Window on World Music Documentary film, 2012
* The Flute in Jazz: Window on World Music (Aspen Hill, MD: Harmonia Books, 2011)
* “Unstruck Sound: Music and Forgotten Truth” Journal of Ultimate Reality and Meaning, University of Toronto Press, Spring 2008
*“Frank Wess: Quintessential Jazz Flutist” The Flutist Quarterly, Fall 2007
* Writer, record & concert reviewer, jazzreview.com, The Flutist Quarterly, 2004-
present
*Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras, with John Strohmeier (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Hills Books, 2000. Aspen Hill, MD: Harmonia Books, 2012)
* The Divine Vina and the Divine Monochord: Musical Cosmology from the Rg Veda to Robert Fludd. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
* Music columnist for Hinduism Today, 2000-2002. Articles on Pythagoras, time theory in Hindustani music, Dhrupad, Steve Gorn, Pt. Raghunath Seth, Dr. Vidyadhar Vyas
* CD Notes: Drimala Records, Water Lily Acoustics, India Archive Records, and others, 1999-present. Artists include Kadri Gopalnath, James Newton, Raghunath Seth, Ronu Majumdar, Larry Coryell, Dr. L. Subramaniam, John Wubbenhorst, Mark Weinstein
* “Ayur Veda, Samkhya and the Time Theory of Performance in Hindustani Classical Music.” Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 3, October 1998. Also online at: (concealed information)
* “Universal Elements in Musical Cosmology.” Cosmos, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 1997
* Kadri Gopalnath, Saxophone Journal, May/June 1996

PUBLIC LECTURES

* Extensive. UK, USA, India. Details upon request



Reviews on Peter
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

1 recommendation

T
Tom

Peter is highly educated (to PhD level) and a leading, published expert in his field, the flute in jazz and world music. He is also experienced in ensemble coaching and teaching music at tertiary level.

Similar tutors

flute lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest saxophone lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, clarinet lessons for all!
Taking wind instruments lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Newarthill
RGT & MU Registered Mobile & Online Guitar, Sax, Ukulele & Bass Tutor for Lanarkshire, Scotland
£22
Campbell
  • (26 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Mobile and Online Lessons in the comfort of your own home. All styles, ages and ability levels. I teach using Rockschool,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
Highly acclaimed saxophonist (Jools Holland's band & tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire) teaches from own music studio and online. All ages, levels & styles welcomed. 30 years teaching experience.
£50
Anna
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I teach across many styles, from classical to jazz, pop and funk. My specialist areas include teaching improvisation & jazz...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Newarthill
Professional Mobile Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele and Bass Lessons Tutor in Lanarkshire Scotland
£22
Campbell
  • (15 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Guitar, sax, uke and bass lessons in the comfort of your own home. Professional Teacher RGT & MU Registered with full CRB...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Newton Stewart
BMus (Hons) Community Music Graduate offering Private Flute, Tin Whistle and Music Reading Classes
£20
Kirsty
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

During my classes, I approach teaching as building blocks, building on any prior knowledge of music or flute playing etc and...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Perranporth
Fun, bubbly, friendly woodwind and piano teacher with 22 years experience in both online and face-to-face lessons
£30
Janey
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Fun, energy and passion are the fundamentals of my teaching, and over 22 years of experience has enabled me to finely tune...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Southport
Director and Principle of Voice Plus Academy of Arts and professional singer
£40
Natasha
  • (26 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Professional singing lessons, designed for people of all ages who wish to learn to sing and develop their voices to their...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Paris 19e, France
Classical jazz and funk saxophone lessons in Paris at your place or in a rehearsal local
£31
Antoine
  • (24 reviews)

Do not hesitate to contact me so that we can define lessons that meets your objectives. Classically trained, I then...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
An award-winning flautist and a passionate tutor offers home and online lessons!
£35
Katherine
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My main principle for teaching is to share the passion for creating and enjoying music with others in a friendly atmosphere....

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Hanwell
Adrian Poon (MPerf) - Music Tutor in West London specialising in Clarinet, Saxophone and Music Theory.
£45
Adrian Hon Wai
  • (5 reviews)

I am a professionally trained clarinettist. I have had 15-year teaching experience mainly helping pupils for their exams,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Atherton
Experienced Flute Teacher GMus(Hons))RNCM PPRNCM in the Manchester area, teaching pupils of all ages and abilities
£30
Rachel
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Each student is assessed initially to see where their musical interests lie, and then a suitable programme of study is...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Edinburgh
Flamboyant flute teacher! Edinburgh born and based with over 10 years teaching experience.
£30
Graham
1st lesson free!

I recieved award winning mentorship in how to teach beginner flute players from the London Symphony Orchestra's retired...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Royal Academy of Music Graduate and Experienced Freelance Orchestral Musician teaching Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Recorder Online and across South London
£40
Jernej
  • (4 reviews)

I'm an active freelance musician, playing with major orchestras in London, around the UK and elsewhere in Europe. I tailor...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Experienced Saxophone, Clarinet, and Music Theory Teacher - Online Lessons via Zoom/Skype
£35
Andrew
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I feel that online teaching can be a great way of learning a new instrument and actually has a lot of advantages. I will...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Newarthill
Saxophone Tenor or Alto Tuition - Online Lessons- Professional Tutor - Mobile Service Available soon
£25
Campbell
  • (14 reviews)

Lessons based on students requirement's. I use Mel Bay, Trinity College, Rockschool , SQA and ABRSM Syllabuses'. All...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Stoke-on-Trent
Private professional flute tuition for all ages and abilities, from beginners to highly advanced players. First lesson free!
£22
Jessica
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Jessica’s approach to teaching is both professional and friendly- she tailors each lesson the individuals needs and...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Zinajda - Wandsworth Common - Flute
£35
Zinajda
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Music is one of the basic colours of our lifes. Why just listen to it? Let's play it, create it and express...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Witley
Royal Academy of Music graduate with first class honours offering Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Composition, and Music Production lessons in Surrey and South West London. Fully DBS Checked.
£35
Jonny
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I offer bespoke tuition for each student, always considering what you or your child is passionate about and finding fun ways...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £25 £25 £25
Book a class