Artist Diploma with Distinction, RCM, 2012
MMus, Trinity Laban, 2011
BMus, Conservatorio de Madrid, 2008
RCM Clarinet Prize 2012
Concordia Foundation selected artist
Making Music Young Concert Artist 2011
Clarinet and Sax Society Soloist Competition 2010
Trinity Soloist Competition 2010
Beginners to Advanced
I am a passionate and experienced clarinettist who enjoys both performing and teaching.
Please see this links to listen to my music!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Clarinet at all levels and ages (classical and jazz) and Music Theory.
As a teacher I am committed to initiate and maintain good communications with students and employers and to communicate clearly and openly at all times. I am used to provide a report on my students’ progress every term. Even if I always try to have a chat with the parents when I have the chance to meet them (parents´evenings, concerts…) about how the pupil is doing, it is very appropriate to have an overall and more formal assessment that can help both the student and the parents. I also use the practice diary to keep some kind of continuous communication with the parents, where they can also provide some feedback about the daily difficulties the pupil may be experiencing.
A field of my teaching that I find especially relevant is improvisation. Be it a complete beginner who cannot read music yet, an advanced clarinettist or an adult learner, everyone can create music using minimal technical resources. Therefore, it is a very immediate way to make music!
Tell me about your qualifications.
As for my training, I finished this year an Artist Diploma with Distinction 90% (post-Masters performance qualification) at the Royal College of Music.
Previously I gained my Masters Degree with Distinction at Trinity College of Music, London – MMus Performance (2009 - 2011)
I had also studied at the École Nationale de Musique “Edgar Varese” de Gennevilliers, Paris, France (2008 - 2009) and Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid, where I gained my Bachelor in Music with Distinction (2004-2008). I did a two years module in Pedagogy.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a private clarinet and sax tutor in London since 2009 and am an ISM Approved Private Teacher since 2012. I have been recently appointed Clarinet Teacher at Alton College and will start part-time teaching woodwind at Hertfordshire Music Service from September 2012. I currently teach woodwind at Dulwich Deeper Life Music School and Greenwich Music Service, and have taught clarinet and saxophone for Arts Academy. Before coming to the UK three years ago, I taught clarinet for four years in Escuela de Música “Enclave” in Madrid.
Beyond the instrumental one-to-one tuition, I carry out a rewarding career as a teaching artist. The Broncano/Mnich Duo brings leads workshops and educative concerts for children and adults in various settings, be it classroom or concert hall. I am currently involved in a large educative and bilingual programme for Madrid Arts Council. I have also taken part in school projects with Chroma Ensemble in the past.
As for training, I did a two years Pedagogy module in Royal Conservatoire of Music Madrid.
How much do you charge?
First consultation lesson for free!
£30 per hour
£20 per half an hour
£40 group lesson, one hour (2-3 students)
I usually negotiate an extra fee to contribute to my travel expenses when the lesson is delivered at the students´.
Where do you teach?
At home in Hither Green (near Greenwich, Blackheath, Catford, Forest Hill and Lewisham) and at students' homes or offices all around London.
I can travel to all areas within zones 1-3. I will consider to take students up to zone 6 but with an extra charge.
When are you available?
I can teach virtually anytime, within the natural limits of my performing schedule.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all levels, from beginners to advanced. I enjoy equally working with children, young people or adults.
As a recipient of the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artist 2011, Clarinet and Sax Society Soloists Competition Prize 2010 and other awards, I enjoy an increasing number of recital and concerto engagements in the UK. Being taught by an active performer imparts to students the skills of communication and audience connection, which is vital for well-rounded musicians.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have successfully prepared many pupils for Clarinet, Jazz Clarinet (including the aural test) and Music Theory ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams as well as ABRSM Music Medals. As an example, one of my students scored an outstanding 139 out of 140 in her grade 1 clarinet exam after one term of tuition. I have also entered successfully students for exams beyond grade 8 as the Diploma ABRSM or the performance exams within GCSE and A Levels. With regards to my teaching repertoire and lesson scheduling, I try to have a smart and detailed plan for every student depending on his/her background; and, as every good plan, it must be flexible to meet the circumstances in every particular session. I therefore try to keep the technical work more consistently in the periods where the students are not facing any exam soon and slightly shift towards their specific pieces when the exam is coming soon.
I enjoy preparing my pupils for ABRSM Music Medals as it is a flexible and encouraging test. It involves making a video recording which includes individual and group playing.
This kind of exams are very efficient to motivate the student to advance and to witness his/her improvement. Nonetheless, the sense of enjoyment through music is the core part of learning an instrument, regardless whether exams are involved. I always manage to get the student motivated with or without exams.
Do you have an up-to-date CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) disclosure certificate?
Yes, I have an enhanced CRB certificate.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
CASS (Clarinet and Sax Society)
ICA (International Clarinet Association)
Where and with whom did you train?
Even with an uprising career as recitalist and teacher, I have recently finished my studies at Royal College of Music with Janet Hilton (international soloist), Tim Lines (CBSO, LSO) and Richard Hosford (BBCSO). For two years I studied at Trinity College of Music with Joan Enric Lluna (international soloist) and Michael Whight (RPO). Previously I had studied in Paris with Nicolas Baldeyrou (principal clarinettist Radio France Symphony orchestra) and in Madrid with Justo Sanz and Javier Balaguer (principal clarinettist Spanish National Orchestra).
I have also had lessons with Yehuda Gilad (world-leading clarinet teacher), Michael Collins, Barnaby Robson, Arno Piters (Royal Concertgebow Orchestra)...
For further details about my training and performing experience, please feel free to have a look at my cv and biography in the media folder.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach 5 private students. Please see one of my current students reference in the Media folder.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am enthusiastic about my art, and I want to convey that energy to those I teach. I know that the process of learning an instrument is tough at times, and requires motivation and perseverance. As a teacher, my job is to help clarinet learners discover their passion for music, so that I can train them as excellent performers. So please come to my next recital on St Martin in the Fields (7th September 2012, 1pm).
I would love to trigger your decision by inviting you to one of my concerts. In the meantime, please listen to my music in My Media!