In association with
Mr Tom Barford

First Class Hons Degree from the Royal Academy of Music

Grade 8 Saxophone-Distinction

2017 winner of the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize in association with the the Royal Academy of Music and the Edition Records Label.

A-Level Music
Instruments: .Saxophone- Alto, Tenor and Soprano.
.Music theory
.General improvisation skills on any instrument
.Jazz Composition
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
Jazz composition
Jazz Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hello, my name is Tom Barford.

I am a First Class Hons Degree graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. I am looking for some London based students of any age and standard that have a desire to learn in an enjoyable, tailored and inspired way!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach the Saxophone, Clarinet, Improvisation on any instrument and Beginner-Intermediate Piano.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a First Class Hons Degree in Jazz Performance from the Royal Academy of Music.
I have nearly completed the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music which is a separate teaching qualification through the Royal Academy that focuses on 1-1 and group teaching.
I am the winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize in association with Edition Records and The Royal Academy of Music.
I am also a free-lance musician and I have performed at the Albert Hall (BBC Proms), Buckingham Palace, Ronnie Scott's and on television (Blue Peter Performance backing Tom Fletcher).
I also record music for composers of console games such as Lego Marvel Superheros 2.
I achieved a distinction in my grade 8 back in 2010.

- How much do you charge?

My rates are...
£20 for 30 mins
£35 for 1 hour.
This is for 1-1 tuition and group tuition.

- Where do you teach?

I live in Walthamstow but tend to travel to my students for the lesson if they live in London. I may charge for travel money if your house is far from mine.

- When are you available?

I am currently available on Mondays, Tuesday evenings, Thursdays and Fridays but you may have to be a tad flexible as I am also a free-lance musician with gigs.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach students of all ages. On the Clarinet and Saxophone I teach to all standards and on Piano I teach to intermediate level.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

This really depends on the student but ABRSM graded exams can work well to motivate a younger pupil to want to play their instrument. I am able to prepare a young adult for their Conservatoire audition. I am also open to preparing students for any other music related qualifications that they wish to partake in.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions! I am reliable and determined to get the best of out my students whilst attempting to inspire them in a comfortable, fun environment.

Thanks! Tom

Contact Tom

Address: Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow
Greater London
Phone: 07944175262
Mobile: 07944175262
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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