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Mr Rowan Porteous
Mr Rowan Porteous

BMus Degree, 2.1
Instruments: Trumpet
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
I teach the ABRSM grades, with an emphasis on breathing techniques, embouchure and posture. I also teach improvisation and harmony, using ear training techniques and playing together with the student. I teach a broad range of styles
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a mobile Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn teacher based near Stroud, and happy to travel as far as Bristol. I have many years of experience, specialising in Jazz improvisation but also teaching classical and many world music styles. I am a working musician, and play in many different types of ensembles and styles, passing this knowledge and experience on to my students.

I have taught many students working towards grade exams, and helped them to achieve good results.

I enjoy teaching children, and have a lot of experience of working with children both individually and in groups. I teach in a very participatory way, focusing on playing together with the students.

Here's a testimonial from the father of one of my students...

"Whilst being a professional musician, Rowan clearly has a gift for teaching and is able to adjust his method to the individual requirements of his pupil. In Matthew’s case he had played a couple of years, mostly through school, but wanted to broaden his repertoire to include jazz. Having previously played mostly classical pieces Matthew was initially quite uncomfortable with improvisation. Rowan worked thoroughly on basic technique and ear training and every lesson played along with Matthew swapping lines and gradually giving him confidence to explore new ground. After about 8 months something ‘clicked’ with Matthew and he began to feel comfortable to play his own simple improvisations to standards like ‘Work Song’ and ‘Summertime’ . This summer he passed ABRSM Jazz grade 3 at first attempt and with merit.
In the space of a year Rowan has done much to develop Matthew’s playing and overall musical understanding. If you are looking for a trumpet teacher I would have no hesitation to recommend him"

Andrew Giles

Contact Rowan

Address: Gloucestershire
Phone: 07554 051535
Mobile: 07554 051535
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £12.50

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