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Mr James D Ford
Mr James D Ford

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Grade 6 Clarinet
Grade 5 Piano
Grade 3 violin

100% in grade 5 theory exam
Instruments: Trumpet
Saxophone (Soprano, Alto & Tenor)
Genre/Style(s): Pop
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


ĎWhatís your favourite band?í is one of the first question I ask my students. We listen to a track & I guide them in playing the chords, a wee rif, a harmony or the melody. This approach means their practice involves listening to their favourite music.

As soon as practicable, we take away the track & add another instrument. Thatís usually me to begin with. A friend on another instrument is better & after a few weeks, thatís often what happens. Within a few weeks we can be playing in a band. My fee remains the same for however many students at one time.

Most students want to be able to play in a band. Sheet music may be touched on, but as this is not a requirement of playing in a band, itís seldom used at all.

The Suzuki method of teaching only introduces sheet music after the student has a certain mastery & connection with their instrument. This means they avoid the dry interface of paper & experience total immersion in their favourite music.

Contact James D

Address: Newburgh

KY14 6EG
Phone: 01337 842238
Mobile: 07970 744986
Fee (30 minutes): £16.00
Fee (60 minutes): £28.00

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