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Music Theory, Clarinet, Composing (Logic / Sibelius)

I am a Masters graduate from the Royal College of Music in London and specialise in teaching a range of musical skills including: theory, composition and clarinet. With experience teaching all ages and abilities I aim to offer lessons tailored to you or your child that are clear, engaging and enjoyable! 😊

In COMPOSITION, I can give advice on a range of styles including:
- contemporary classical music, using Sibelius software
- electronic music production/Logic (any style)
- Music for Film (theory / orchestration and using samples etc)

In CLARINET we will focus on breathing and musicality as well as technical skill. I am also keen to encourage playing by ear and from memory as well as with printed music.

In MUSIC THEORY I aim to find simple, practical solutions to help students in their understanding as well as relating the theory to well-known examples in classical and modern music.

I love meeting new people with a passion for music, from absolute beginners to the more advanced. I'd love to hear from you if any of the above sounds up your street!

Extra information

For clarinet lessons, students will need to buy or rent their own instruments and will also be responsible for purchasing any music required.

For academic music lessons / GCSE / A-Level, students will need to bring their own text books.

For composition lessons, please bring your own laptop

Location

At teacher's location: Hackney Downs, London, UK
At student's location: Around Islington, United Kingdom

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Children (7-12 years old)
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English

About Me

Sophie is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where she studied composition with Jonathan Cole. Since graduating she has worked in theatre, film, and television as a composer/arranger, including roles at Shakespeare's Globe, RSC, The National Theatre, St James's Theatre, and Park Theatre.

Highlights include Romeo and Juliet at the RSC (dir. Erica Whyman); Remains of the Day - Out of Joint / Royal & Derngate (dir. Chris Haydon) Rosenbaum’s Rescue at the Park Theatre (dir. Kate Fahy); All You Need Is LSD - Birmingham Rep / Tour (dir. Paul Hunter & Stephen Harper); A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and Mighty Atoms (dir. Mark Babych, Hull Truck); Bang Bang (dir. Nicky Henson and written by John Cleese); Don't Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong (dir. Guy Slater, St James's Theatre); Little Black Book (dir. Kate Fahy, Park Theatre); Unlined (film - dir. John Michael Mouskos - shortlisted for National Independent Film Awards 2015).

Sophie assisted Claire Van Kampen in her arrangements for the Olivier-nominated Farinelli and the King at both the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Duke of York's Theatre and she has also recently composed a section of score for the BFI / Shakespeare’s Globe collaborative film Play On.

Education

MMus RCM in Composition, BMus University of Manchester, Dip. ABRSM (Clarinet), Grade 8 Piano (Distinction), Grade 8 Clarinet (distinction), Grade 5 Music Theory

Experience / Qualifications

6 years experience as peripatetic clarinet teacher, experience in leading music and singing workshops with children and adults.

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