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Mr Steven Seeds
Mr Steven Seeds

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Qualifications:
B Mus (with Distinction) in Trombone Performance
and Pedagogy - University of Victoria, Canada
Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music (LGSM)
Cert Ed-Music - University of Kent
Associate of the Chartered Management Institute
Instruments: trombone
tuba
cornet
trumpet
French horn
euphonium
baritone
tenor horn
Genre/Style(s): All styles.
The fundamentals of brass playing are crucial in all types of playing, regardless of style.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

With 41 years experience as a brass educator, teaching for me is a vocation as well as a career. I served for a number of years as the Faculty Head of Brass and Percussion at Kent Music School.
My aim is to enable every student to realise their full potential as a player through regular lessons that are fun and rigorous. My current pupils range in age from 8 to 70 and I welcome beginners and 'returners' of all ages.
Pupils have gone on to all the major London music conservatoires, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and to careers as military musicians. Several are prize-winners and a former pupil is now a bass trombonist in the Royal Air Force Central Band. Ten years as a specialist brass examiner with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama gave me crucial experience in preparing my own students, and exam candidates have a record of high Passes, Merits and Distinctions. However, I do not require nor necessarily encourage students to sit exams - this is a matter for the player: grade exams, though certainly useful and popular, are not necessarily for everyone.
I teach through Kent Music (formerly Kent Music School) in schools and music centres and at home.
Experience, expertise and effectiveness typify my work - give me a call or send me an email!

Former and current students update September 2018:

EH has won a place in the trombone section of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and continues trombone studies at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department
VS has left the Junior Department of London's Guildhall School of Music & Drama to read Music at Cambridge, and has been asked to play Principal Trombone in the University Symphony Orchestra. V continues as Principal Trombone in the Kent County Youth Orchestra (KCYO).
Now in the 3rd year at the RNCM, LB has left the Grimethorpe band to focus on his trumpet/cornet studies. L deps regularly with the Brighouse, Black Dyke and Fodens bands.
HC has gained a place in the trombone section of KCYO, and AZ is now the orchestra's tubist.
TH is now studying trombone, as well as euphonium, at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama's Junior Department.

Contact Steven

Address: Maidstone
Kent
ME14
Phone: 01622 76 44 28
Mobile: 07982 996 219
Fee (30 minutes): £17.00
Fee (45 minutes): £26.00

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