I am a freelance music teacher with brass and woodwind specialism. I also teach beginner guitar, piano and drum lessons.
I have experience teaching individual, group, and whole class lessons for children of primary and secondary school age. I also run classes and a wind ensemble for adults.
I accept beginner to advanced levels in the study of the cornet, trumpet, baritone and trombone though would consider tutoring students on other high and low brass instruments. Woodwind lessons cater for beginner levels. My tuition extends to music theory and beginner piano.
I am currently self-employed. I have previously run year round whole class recorder lessons for year 3 in one primary school and have operated as a Music Coordinator within another primary school, where I taught Foundation Years Music, whole class recorder and whole class brass lessons to children in year groups 2 to 6. As a result, I have developed my own series of whole class lessons. This year I am gaining further accreditation for my work and embarking on a PCGEi in Group Tuition.
As part of my current work, I am a peripatetic tutor, running lessons within and outside of schools for children from years 2 to year 13. I teach individual, group and whole class music lessons for children of primary and secondary school age. Content caters for beginner to advanced levels. I teach most woodwind and brass instruments and beginner guitar, piano and drums. I also teach adults.
I have performed in orchestras, pit orchestras and run several ensembles. I currently regularly play with a local band called, The Soul Skunks.
From September, 2014, I was a County Music Group Tutor at Five Valleys Music Centre in Stroud, where I conducted and arranged music for an adult wind band and took senior theory classes. I previously ran the junior orchestra. I was also the brass specialist for First Access tuition (now called, Gifted and Talented tuition), where I guided groups of children or adults through a crash course in learning an instrument for the first time.
In addition, I was a Whole Class Ensemble Tutor (WCET), as part of Gloucestershire Music. I taught a successful scheme of work to primary school children on a 10, 20 or 30 week programme. I delivered whole class brass lessons to classes of children throughout the county, developing experience working with school from a range of backgrounds.