In association with
Mr Tom Barford

First Class BMus 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
.Music theory
.General improvisation skills
.Jazz Composition
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
Jazz composition
Jazz Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced



I am a First Class Hons Degree graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. I am currently looking for students of any age and standard that have a desire to learn in an enjoyable, tailored and inspired way! I am currently doing all of my teaching via Skype.

- 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.

I am also a free-lance jazz and session musician. Previous work includes the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Live television broadcasts such as Blue Peter (Tom Fletcher appearance), Ronnie Scott's, The soundtrack to Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 and DC Villains console games.

I achieved my grade 8 distinction in Saxophone 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.
£40 for lessons aimed at preparing for college level auditions/general advanced jazz lessons.

- Where do you teach?

I currently do all my teaching from home over Skype.

- When are you available?

I am currently available on most days due to the current pandemic!

- 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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