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Music Tuition - All Ages - Throughout Essex & East London

I provide 1 on 1 teaching on Brass instruments and / or Music Theory in the comfort of your own home. I strongly encourage my pupils to undertake study of Music Theory as part of their lessons alongside their Practical Study, as experience has shown many students attain Grade V ABRSM with no substantial previous knowledge of this area. As Grade V Theory is a requirement of the ABRSM before a student can be entered for a Grade VI examination on their instrument I feel that teaching the Theory alongside their instrumental studies assists in minimising the delay before a student can proceed to the higher examinations if they so wish. Further to this I believe it also allows them a better understanding of the music they are striving to perform. While I encourage my students to take the Grade examinations as a mark of their progress I am also happy to work with students who do not wish to undertake the pressures of certification but just wish to learn to play or improve their playing ability for their own enjoyment.

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If you do not see a suitable available time slot please do contact me stating your preferred time slot and I will do my best to accommodate. This is not always possible depending on the flexibility of other existing clients

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At student's location: Around Dagenham, United Kingdom
At student's location: Around Basildon, United Kingdom
At student's location: Around Upminster, United Kingdom
At student's location: Around Orsett, United Kingdom

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English

About Me

Following the completion of my A-Levels in Maths, Physics and Music I undertook an undergraduate degree in Music, as a part of which I was required to also study Maths during my first year. I have been playing Trumpet and Cornet for over 30 years now and have been teaching both Brass and Music Theory for the last 18 years. I regularly submit students for ABRSM exams and to date I maintain an exceedingly good pass rate for all my pupils who decide to undertake Grade examinations in both their instruments and Music Theory. I strongly encourage my pupils to undertake study of Music Theory as part of their lessons alongside their Practical Study, as experience has shown many students attain Grade V ABRSM with no substantial previous knowledge of this area.
As Grade V Theory is a requirement of the ABRSM before a student can be entered for a Grade VI examination on their instrument I feel that teaching the Theory alongside their instrumental studies assists in minimising the delay before a student can proceed to the higher examinations if they so wish. Further to this I believe it also allows them a better understanding of the music they are striving to perform. While I encourage my students to take the Grade examinations as a mark of their progress I am also happy to work with students who do not wish to undertake the pressures of certification but just wish to learn to play or improve their playing ability for their own enjoyment.

I also hold a valid DBS Enhanced Certificate.

Education

M.A. British First World War Studies - University of Birmingham
B.A. (Hons.) Music - Roehampton Institute (Awarded by the University of Surrey)

3 A Levels (Maths, Music and Physics)
1 AS Level (German)
10 GCSE's including English and Maths

Experience / Qualifications

Following the completion of my A-Levels in Maths, Physics and Music I undertook an undergraduate degree in Music, as a part of which I was required to also study Maths during my first year. I have been playing Trumpet and Cornet for over 30 years now and have been teaching both Brass and Music Theory for the last 18 years. My qualifications include ABRSM Grade VIII Bb Cornet and ABRSM Grade V Music Theory, as well as my B.A. (Hons.) in Music.

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