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Mr Thomas Porter
Mr Thomas Porter

PGCE (Institute of Education, UCL)
Master of Music (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Postgraduate Diploma in Bassoon Performance (RCS)
BA (hons) - Music and French (University of Bristol)
Certificat d'Étude Musicale - Conservatoire de La Rochelle, France
Instruments: Bassoon (All levels)
Contrabassoon (All levels)
Chamber Music (All levels)
Reed making (Bassoon and Contrabassoon)
Music Theory (beg - inter)
Genre/Style(s): Classical,
Chamber Music
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Having moved to London two years ago, I previously worked as a professional bassoonist all over Scotland and the North of England playing with many of the leading orchestras on bassoon & contrabassoon.

I gained a wealth of education experience teaching with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's outreach programme, 'Musicworks', and the El Sistema programme, 'Big Noise', as well as with my trio, Sirocco Winds, working with 'Live Music Now!' in schools and hospitals.

I have dedicated much of my career to playing in woodwind quintets and trios and bassoon quartets so I am also available for chamber music coaching. I can also offer lessons on contrabassoon.

I also teach grade 5 theory and am happy to do this for individuals or groups.

As part of my school teaching I have been DBS checked and completed child protection training within the last year. I can teach at my home in Wanstead (E London) or travel to your home in east or central London. I offer fixed or flexible lesson times, and will start with a consultation lesson before you commit.

I can also advise on instrument hire or purchase, reeds and other aspects of getting the bassoon set up.

Contact Thomas

Address: Wanstead
Greater London
Phone: 07814199631
Mobile: 07814199631
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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