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Music theory, and music composition lessons for all ages and abilities

I specialise in tutoring in music theory, music composition, and "classical" vocal lessons. My focus is to personalise each lesson to the students' needs and be supportive in the areas needed for development. I will provide progress reports as well as post-lesson instructions on what to work on for the following lesson.

Extra information

Bring manuscript paper, note paper, pencil/rubber, and desired composing software (preferably Sibelius)

Location

At student's location: Around Peckham, United Kingdom
At teacher's location: Childeric Road, London SE14 6DQ, UK

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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:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I was born in Blackburn, Lancashire and had a long involvement with Blackburn Cathedral where I was a chorister and ultimately head chorister of the Boys’ Choir. I was later appointed a Choral Scholar in the Gentleman’s Choir and, later, one of the tenor choral scholars at St George’s, Beckenham.
I have recently completed his undergraduate degree in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, receiving a first class degree, and have just begun a Composition Master’s degree there which will be completed in September 2020.
I am a singer, composer, conductor, and researcher with interests in New Complexity, system-based composition, the music of the 'La contenance angloise' school and music & dance. I have recently completed a research paper on musical quotation in New Complexity, as well as having performances and recordings of his music within London.
Currently, I am collaborating with a solo dancer for a piece to be premiered in 2020.
Outside of music, I have interests in aviation, cooking, travel, and football – a life-long fan of Blackburn Rovers!

Education

Goldsmiths, University of London (MMus in Composition) - ongoing
Goldsmiths, University of London (BMus in Music) - First class honours
Runshaw College (A levels) - A-C inc. music and maths

Experience / Qualifications

Singing in professional choirs around London
Experience in 1-to-1 teaching of my specialist subjects
Proficient in the piano
I specialise in tutoring in music theory, music composition, and "classical" vocal lessons. My focus is to personalise each lesson to the students' needs and be supportive in the areas needed for development. I will provide progress reports as well as post-lesson instructions on what to work on for the following lesson.

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