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.
.Saxophone- Alto, Tenor and Soprano.
.General improvisation skills on any instrument
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.
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
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