Saxophone, clarinet & flute, Jazz theory Jazz, swing and jazz improvisation specialist, but all styles equally catered for., One of the county's most experienced and popular teachers., Highly recommended., website www.geoffbowles.com
Piano, Music theory, Composition, Exam accompanist, Wedding pianist (and other special events), School / chamber choir director I am a classically trained pianist, theory teacher, composer, arranger and accompanist living near Cheltenham., , My teaching is tailored to the individual, whether helping beginners achieve their goals, enabling students to expand their repertoire or teaching composers to write in classical or popular styles. , , My piano teaching experience spans sixteen years. I teach adults and children, whether beginner or intermediate, and respect the student's wishes with regard to whether they wish to pursue piano playing as a hobby or aim to progress through graded exams., , For students wishing to learn music theory, or needing to focus on this in order to progress to their next level of performance, I can help you learn efficiently whilst enabling you to recognise methods and patterns that have enabled past pupils to express their enjoyment of, and appreciation for, this aspect of musical learning., , I currently play an excellent Clavinova. For composing, I use Sibelius or handwrite on manuscript. , , Accompanists for exams and school concerts are highly sought but not often readily available for a rehearsals beforehand so please get in touch if you need someone to help you prepare. It is far more reassuring to have the same person accompany on the day of your exam, who you know will play at the same tempo as in rehearsal and understands how you play your musical instrument and each of your pieces., , Before moving to Cheltenham, I ran busy music and drama departments in excellent London schools and enjoyed composing full length musicals for the children. Now, alongside teaching piano, I compose wedding music for couples who want to enhance their special day with something beautiful, personal and entirely bespoke.
Piano,music theory I studied classical piano at the Conservatoire in pusan Korea also univerisityof London. IÂíve been taught by many teachers. , , I provide my students with regular piano concerts. , Recently We had a concert with cheltenham chamber orchetra at the parabola art centre. , , Also my current student age 11 achieved a Grade 8 piano distinction. Also awarded music scholarship at the godstowe school and Cheltenham ladies college., , Teaching experience . Most of our new students are children with some natural talent who have often been held back by poor teaching methods or lack of motivation to progress beyond the basic level. This is common where the child in question does not have sufficient time spent on a one to one basis which is often the case when learning in a school environment., , My results speak for themselves with most pupils easily achieving Grade 6 within their first three years with me., , Previous pupils achievements include results up to distinction at Grade 6 and the award of numerous music scholarships at some of the most prestigious schools in the country including Eton College, Wycombe Abbey, Winchester College, St. Annes (Caversham), St MaryÂís School (Ascot), St Edmunds College (Ware) and several others., , I always have an initial first lesson with prospective pupils to see whether I can work together and will set achievable results within a reasonable time scales which I believe helps pupilÂís to focus on a goal to work towards. , Currently my young students (age 8 &9) passed grade 6 ( merit)& 8 (distinction) piano abrsm
Piano, Keyboard, Music theory I am a qualified Primary school teacher with 10 years experience of piano teaching. Available to teach piano and music theory to children and adults. Beginners up to Grade 6.