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Miss Ellie Bristow
Miss Ellie Bristow

Grade 8 Trombone
Grade 5 Music Theory
A Level Music
Instruments: Trombone
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Big Band
Wind Band
Brass Band
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Previously, I have taught individuals aged 6 Ė 84 and tailor lessons to suit the needs of each person. Whether youíre picking up an instrument for the first time, developing your musical ability or going back to something you used to enjoy, I will design fun, creative lessons that suit you. Building confidence and ensuring everyone enjoys the music they are playing is at the forefront of what I do. From Jazz, Pop, Funk and Swing to Classical and Brass Band pieces, we will cover the variety of music that you enjoy. For those who wish to take exams, I have a 100% pass rate with pupils I have entered for Trinity Guildhall Trombone and Trumpet exams. Not only will each lesson develop your instrumental skills, I also believe it is very important to build your skills as a whole musician. We will play music from all genres, practice scales, aural and sight-reading skills, as well as music theory knowledge, which will be built into your sessions without you even realising what youíre learning!

In the past, I have also taught children and adults who had lessons for the fun of playing music. Some of the main aims for these individuals was to get their playing to a standard that meant they could join the local Wind Band, Brass Band or Swing Band. All of my pupils who wanted to do this got to the level required and brought the band pieces to lessons to learn and practice so that they could feel confident when going to the next rehearsal. I strongly believe joining ensembles is a brilliant way to build musicality (not to mention the fantastic social side that comes with belonging to these bands!) and would encourage anyone who wants lessons for this purpose to contact me.

Having played Trombone since the age of 8, I am an experienced musician and teacher. I am currently studying for a Masterís and PhD at Cardiff University, however prior to this, I worked as a Teaching Assistant in secondary schools for 3 years and taught music privately in and around Southampton for 4 years. Having now moved to Cardiff, I would love to get back into music teaching. I have all the latest grade 1-8 syllabus materials as well as a vast range of music that will help to build musical skills. I am prepared to travel to you if you live in or around the Cardiff area, but the distance I have to travel may vary the price of the lesson. I achieved grade 8 distinction on Trombone at the age of sixteen and continue to play in Wind Bands and Big Bands to a very high level. I have taken part in workshops run by the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Big Band and performed alongside big Jazz names like Courtney Pine, Ian Shaw, Kairos 4tet, Lianne Carrol, the BBC Big Band and Sowetto Kinch.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about having lessons with me, please donít hesitate to contact me on 07414945435 or [email protected] . I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact Ellie

Address: Cardiff
Glamorgan (South)
CF24 4HZ
Mobile: 07414945435
Fee (30 minutes): £10.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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