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Mr Darius Gray PGDip, BMus(Hons)
Mr Darius Gray PGDip, BMus(Hons)

PostGraduate Diploma in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - Distinction (Clarinet)

Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - 1st Class (Clarinet)

ABRSM Diploma - Principles of Instrumental Teaching (Clarinet)

Grade 8 Clarinet

Grade 8 Piano

Performer's Certificate Recorder

Grade 5 Music Theory
Instruments: Piano
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


About Me:

I am a professional musician, freelancing on the clarinet with orchestras such as the Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Orchestra de Cymru, and playing with the Bute Clarinet Quartet in venues around the UK. Since starting my Postgraduate course at music college in 2010 I have pursued a passion of spreading classical music to others through teaching, and have 11 years' experience teaching clarinet, piano, recorder and theory to all ages, from 5 to 75.

I learnt piano from the age of eight, reaching my Grade 8, and have over 7 years' experience accompanying grade exams. I also studied recorder from the age of five, gaining a Performer's Certificate and performing in venues across Kent.


I will happily travel to teach at pupils' houses around Cardiff, or I can try to accommodate pupils at my flat in Cardiff Bay where I have a digital piano, or at a local music studio.

Teaching Style:

I am very flexible with how the pupil enjoys learning music & try to work out the best solution for each individual. The majority of my pupils take ABRSM exams once they have reached the requisite standard, but I also teach people who are learning just for fun! All ages & standards are welcome, and I am more than happy to work on whichever styles my pupils prefer, be it classical, jazz, film tunes or Klezmer!

I provide a broad teaching curriculum, focusing on developing technique, musicality, scales, theory & aural simultaneously, to encourage the development of the pupil not just as an instrumental player but as a musician. This provides a solid, confident base for them to then progress easily from.

Every lesson focuses on a variety of styles of repertoire, music fundamentals, and development work tailored to each pupil. I always encourage pupils to take an active role in their choice of repertoire.

I accompany my pupils in lessons & when they take exams, so they can experience the fun of playing as a group, and get lots of practice playing with a piano before events. I also regularly play aural tests on the piano for my pupils.

Try out a lesson!

I truly believe everyone can learn an instrument & experience the joy of making music! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions!

Contact Darius

Address: Cardiff
Glamorgan (South)
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £12.00
Fee (60 minutes): £24.00

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