Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, TenorHorn, French Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Brass Classical, Jazz, Pop, Brass Band, , An experienced brass tutor & musician with knowledge and ability in many different musical styles including jazz, classical and brass band. I teach the full range of brass instruments and can cater the tuition specifically to the aspiration and style of the individual., , I have a 100% success rate in preparing and entering pupils for practical examinations and can teach one-to-one or in groups. I place a high emphasis on musicianship and musicality and encourage my students to embrace the many different musical genres. As a musician I play professionally in jazz and function bands, musical theatre and I recently formed an 18-piece professional jazz orchestra which I lead and direct. I have played and competed at the highest level in Brass Bands and enjoyed tours in Europe and USA.
With extensive training in Classical singing at Queen's University, Belfast I am trained in operatic aswell as classical and musical theatre genres of the voice. I have participated in recitals as part of examinations and been involved in school and community choirs that have helped me gain further experience and knowledge of the Voice. , From the age of six years old I have been very enthusiastic to learn the piano and have loved being an accompanist for choirs aswell as playing in my church and for examinations. , Through my secondary school education I took up the flute and enjoyed learning how to control my breathing and playing challenging pieces for graded examinations and in the school orchestra and Junior concert band. Classical, Opera and Musical Theatre
Piano, Guitar, Bass Classical (oriented toward taking ABRSM exams). Usually most popular with piano students, , Pop/Folk/Accompaniment. Guitar/Bass students often prefer to be taught with the goal of being skilled at pop/rock music etc., I teach this while also keeping focus on excellent technique and knowledge of the instrument and musical theory.
Piano, electronic keyboard, music theory I don't have one particular approach to teaching, because I believe the best teaching comes from an understanding of the pupil, who they are and what they want to achieve. YOU decide the approach, not me! Playing to your strengths, I will plan and teach step-by-step lessons to help you achieve your goals.