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Music Tutor: Drum Kit, Piano, Theory, Composition & Transcription

The benefits of learning an instrument are huge. It boosts your memory, abstract reasoning skills, creativity, confidence, patience and relieves stress. Most importantly it is fun. I teach the drum kit, piano, theory, composition and transcription. I love sharing my passion with my students, supporting and empowering them to become the best they can be. I’m big on inspiring my students to continue progressing between lessons, independently, focussing on technical ability, stylistic understanding and the development of their own musical voice.

If you choose to take graded examinations, I have a strong track record of getting students high marks. I’m an examiner myself, so I know exactly how to prepare you. Grades 6-8 practical / theory give you UCAS points equivalent to A levels, and grades 5-6 are regarded as equivalent to GCSE level. It’s a great way to stand out when applying to schools and universities.

I teach children and adults 1-to-1 online, from my home in Luton or at students’ homes nearby. Students coming to me benefit from access to industry standard equipment and software - invaluable experience for any aspiring, modern musician. I hold an Advanced DBS Certificate and have many testimonials and references (upon request).

Location

At teacher's location: Ridgway Road, Luton LU2 7RT, UK
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Ben is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and tutor whose primary instruments are the drum kit and the piano. He gained a Music Degree from LCCM before playing with a diverse range of bands and artists.

In 2017 he moved to Luton where he teaches from home and online (drum kit, piano, theory and composition), offering students the chance to use industry standard instruments and programs such as Logic and Sibelius.

Ben composes for branded content as an independent artist and through the ‘golden’ collective.

He is the other half of ‘GREEN AND PINE’, a folk / jazz / pop duo and under the name ‘sponn’ he creates his own material:

‘long way round’ - debut album by sponn.

‘As Time Goes By’ - Animated short film produced by Ben. Soundtrack composed by sponn.

Branded content - Kuoni Travel, Studiowinkler fashion label.

‘Halcyon’ - Upcoming album by GREEN AND PINE.

Original arrangements of jazz standards.

Ben also creates music related articles and videos of scrolling, full band transcriptions of modern jazz pieces. He has a YouTube channel showcasing his compositions, transcriptions and performances - generously supported by patrons through Patreon and one-off donations.

He is also an RSL examiner (Rockschool) assessing grades 1-8 worldwide, not to mention an eternal student - recently adding double bass, ukulele and xaphoon to my growing collection.

Education

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) - Level 6 Qualification
BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Production
2008 - 2011

Strode College
BTEC Music Performance
2006 - 2008

Experience / Qualifications

He’s performed for festivals, album recordings and music videos across a range of genres, the highlights include:

Session work for Shaw Thing Artist Management - Joy Crookes, Gabrielle Aplin, Rosie Holloway, Abi Hudson, Drew Cotty (ITV’s The Voice), Fred Light.

Perm band member - State of Play, The Buzzard Orchestral, Hayley Cannon.

Sofar Sounds, The Roundhouse, Abbey Road. Edinburgh Fringe.

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