Richard Goffin-Lecar. BA(Hons).,Dip.Mus.,Dip. RS. Cert. TESOL.
Richard has been working as a professional musician and instrument teacher for over 25 years, and has experience in teaching everyone from children to pensioners! Primarily a jazz saxophonist, he also plays and teaches the clarinet, flute, classical guitar, bass guitar, piano,, piano accordion, ukelele and musical theory.
Lessons are tailored to a student's personal requirements. Trinity Guildhall or ABRSM grade examinations are offered, but students do not have to work towards these if they do not wish to. All levels are catered for, from absolute beginners, up to grade 8 and beyond. On a somewhat lighter note, Richard also teaches the ukelele! Adult beginners or returners, who had lessons as a child, but have not played a note in years, are particularly welcome, as are pupils who may have special needs, or for whom English is not their first language.
Lessons may be held at the tutor's home, the pupil's home, or at another designated location, as required.
If a student has two one-hourly lessons per week, or if two members of the same family have a weekly hour long lesson each, a 10% discount will apply.
Parents or chaperones are welcome to attend lessons at the student's or parent's request.
Jazz studies are also offered. These involve the development of improvisational skills around a melody line, the use of a chord chart to improvise with, and the use of skeleton parts (melody with chord charts). Chord and scale construction may also be taught, either as a part of this, or as a separate module as required. These are skills useful in all aspects of music - not just jazz! Also, a knowledge of the history of jazz, and of the major (and some not-so-major) performers may be taught if requested..
As well as jazz, Richard also has an interest in classical music, folk, world music, rock and blues, plus numerous other genre too.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact. The best way to do this is:-
Mob. 07717 684299
Also: email: [email protected]