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Mr Toby Ashmore, BMus (Hons)
Mr Toby Ashmore, BMus (Hons)

Grade 8 Tuba
Grade 5 Theory
BMus (Hons)
Instruments: Tuba
Tenor Horn
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a recent brass graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with a wide range of playing and teaching experience.

I am a Grade 8 tuba player, but am able to teach all brass instruments up to Grade 5 standard. I am able to offer basic piano accompaniment (chords and specific phrases) and the testing of aural skills. I am also DBS checked.

Most recently, I have been working in Kuala Lumpur as a brass teacher at the International School there. I am now working as a cover teacher here in the UK, based between Cardiff and Birmingham.

My own playing has taken me across the globe on tours to Switzerland, Germany and, most recently, Canada. I have played for a range of ensembles, including: brass bands - with The Cory Band and my own brass quintet, Quintet Coch; Orchestras - with The Royal Philharmonia, Longborough Festival Opera and Meridian Sinfonia and wind bands - including Birmingham Symphonic Winds and Cardiff Symphonic Winds, together with holding the position of principal tuba of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain.

With my playing I have set up a brass group who regularly travel around South Wales offering bespoke workshops and school assemblies for primary schools, which focus on the basics of music and, in particular, brass instruments.

I am open to teaching any age and ability, whether you're a complete beginner or have a brass instrument hidden away in the attic that you want to get back out again! Lesson location open to negotiation (within a 20 mile radius of Cardiff, approx).

Contact Toby

Address: Cathays
Glamorgan (South)
Phone: 07906061512
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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