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Mr Laird Sky LLCM
Mr Laird Sky LLCM

DipLCM (Guitar, Saxophone, Trombone)
(verified) LLCM and ALCM
Music Diploma(BTEC),
Trombone Diploma (LLCM),
Saxophone Jazz Diploma (DipLCM),
Classical Guitar Diploma (DipLCM),
Certificate in Education,
CRB-Enhanced (Checked)
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Saxophone
Guitar (Classical/Acoustic/Electric & Bass)
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical, Jazz and Popular Music.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hi thanks for looking in, I'm a traditional multi instrumentalist teacher. Lessons are available on a weekly basis at my studio at the MME opposite the Law Courts in Middlesbrough town centre and I'm generally available for most of the year with the exception of a couple of weeks during the summer and over Christmas. Lessons are scheduled- Monday to Saturday. You can e-mail me at [email protected] for lesson availability. Certification with London College of Music is also available for students who wish to pursue that route. I am happy to offer professional development for working musicians as well as help beginners take their first steps into playing a musical instrument. I am a private music teacher so do not work to 'state' school terms. I doubt you will find a more rounded musician/teacher! I have two options when it comes to lesson fees, option one pay as you go or option two block book lessons at a considerable discount. Drop me an e-mail for current rates and info on gift vouchers.

***Update 2018***

Having taught for nearly 20 years i'm seeing a pattern in requests from potential students and so i'm listing some basic useful help here.

Buying your first instrument, GUITAR my advice is to buy a nylon strung guitar with a solid top and preferably in a hard case.These are relatively cheap (under a £100), the strings are kinder to beginners and the finger board slightly wider to assist obtaining the shapes.

Brass/Woodwind- SAXOPHONE, alto saxophone is a good all rounder and used in all styles of music. Its lighter than the tenor, generally less expensive and there are some good horns to be had for around £250 new. I usually suggest a couple of lessons first as I have a demonstration sax at my studio. TRUMPET/TROMBONE require a good deal of commitment but a good starter horn can be purchased relatively cheaply. I would recommend a tenor trombone as a good all rounder. A trumpet with Monel valves can be purchased for just under £200.

Contact Laird

Address: KZA
Multi Media Exchange
72-80 Corporation road
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £14.00

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