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Mr Jonathan Kitching

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PGCE secondary music
PGCE Music - London Metropolitan University
BA Hon Music - The University of Salford - 2005
HND Music - Nelson and Colne College
Instruments: Drum Kit
Music Theory (ABRSM & Trinity/Guildhall)
Music GCSE & A Level Tutor (OCR/Edxecel/AQA)
Genre/Style(s): Preparation for Theory Examinations: ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall
- Key Signatures
- Time Signatures
- Intervals
- Scales & Modes
- Chords & Arpeggios
- Score Analysis
- Cadences
- Trasposition
- Dictation/Transcription
- Harmonising Closed Score (Bach Chorale/Figured Bass)

Preparation for Music GCSE/A Level
- OCR Areas of Study
- Edexcel Set Works Anthology
- AQA Listening & Appraising, Influences on Music and Music in Context

Drums, Drumkit and Percussion
Preparation for Instrument Examinations:Trinity/Guildhall, Rock School, Trinity Rock and Pop
Areas covered with beginner/intermediate individuals:
•The understanding of Pulse and Meter/Tempo
•An understanding of Dynamics (Loud/Soft)
•The understanding of Co-ordination between all limbs and voice (Basic Grooves/Beats, Sticking Exercises and Counting)
•The understanding of basic Rhythmic Notation such as short rhythmic phrases including time signatures, bars etc. Sticking exercises, beats/grooves
•Stick Control developed using the basic rudiments (Single/Double/Para-diddle etc.)

Areas covered with intermediate individuals are:
•Musical Style and Genre
•Further challenging aspects of co-ordination and limb independence through Drum Set and/or Latin Percussion Method
•Further Stick Control explored through the use of snare drum pieces and/or more advanced rudiments (Including: Accents/Flams/Triplets/Rolls/Drags/Ruffs)

Areas covered with intermediate/advanced individuals are:
•In depth study into Musical Style and Genre (Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz and World Music)
•Challenging co-ordination and limb independence skills
•An understanding of Rhythmic Notation and Chart Reading at professional level
•Developing a facility for "Technique, Groove, Creativity and Musicianship" - John Riley
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


22 years Playing Experience
10 years Teaching Experience
CV available on request

Contact Jonathan

Address: Greater London
Phone: 07845571962
Mobile: 07845571962
Fee (30 minutes): £30.00
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00

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