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Mr Laurence Astill
Mr Laurence Astill

MPerf - Royal College of Music
BA Music (2:1) - University of Southampton
ABRSM Grade 8: Saxophone (Distinction)
ABRSM Grade 8: Clarinet (Merit)
ABRSM Grade 8: Singing (Distinction)
ABRSM Grade 7: Piano (Pass)
ABRSM Grade 5: Flute (Merit)
ABRSM Grade 5: Theory (Merit)
Instruments: Saxophone (Alto, Tenor and Baritone)
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


I am a Hampshire and London-based woodwind tutor specialising in saxophone, who has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music after completing my Master's in Performance. I perform regularly as both a soloist and in ensembles and have many years of tutoring experience. I enjoy teaching and performing a wide variety of musical styles from classical through to pop and contemporary and am able to teach to all ages and abilities. I am an enthusiastic and reliable individual who works hard to ensure that music-making in whatever form is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

I have been teaching privately for a number of years, previously in the Worcestershire area and now in Greater London and Hampshire. I can teach saxophone, clarinet and flute for all ages and abilities. I am also available for broader music theory tuition and exam preparation where I have completed an undergraduate and Postgraduate degree, as well as multiple ABRSM Instrumental Grades. I have previously been involved with orchestral workshops for primary schools which involved coaching woodwind sections, individual tuition and arranging music parts for the students. The workshops culminated in a performance to the parents at the end of the day so they could see the rewards of their children's effort. I also have a 100% exam pass rate with most of my students achieving merits and distinctions.

I believe that the most important aspect of learning an instrument is to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience; playing should never become a chore! I try to make my lessons as fun and interesting as possible for all levels of ability; whether it be helping you make your first sounds or working towards advanced examinations and public performances. Whatever it is you would like to get out of music, I can help you achieve it

Contact Laurence

Address: Purbrook,
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £30.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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