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Mr William Crosby
Mr William Crosby

Qualifications:
Currently Associate Lecturer in Music, Popular Music, Electronic Music, and Classical Guitar at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

- MA Sound Arts | London College of Communication: University of the Arts, London
- FHEA - Fellowship of Higher Education Academy
- PG(cert) Higher Education (Teaching & Learning) | Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
- BA (Hons) Music - Upper First Class Honours | Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
- Grade 8 (Distinction) Classical Guitar
- Mark Devin Music Performance Prize
- Grade 5 Music Theory (now at Grade 8 level)
- Classical Music A-Level, inc. performance
- Music Technology & English Literature A-Level
Instruments: Classical Guitar
Spanish Guitar
Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar

+ Music Theory
+ General Music Academia (Grades 1-8, GCSE & A-Level)
+ Composition
+ Critical Listening Skills
Genre/Style(s): Alongside 18 years playing experience, Will also has 12 years teaching experience, which includes students of all ages, in both groups and as individuals with a wide range of abilities. He has forged successful student/teacher relationships with a range of pupils, from those who are just beginning on their musical journey, or who simply want to casually learn an instrument in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, all the way to more experienced players already looking at highly advanced repertoire, and who are seeking assistance in passing high-level examinations or aid in preparation for A-level or University-level recitals . . . or indeed beyond!

Will primarily teaches at home, in the centre of Cambridge, where he has a dedicated and sound-proofed music/teaching room, with very high quality listening facilities, big screen displays, and a large library of books, musical recording resources, and equipment (as well as a collection of over 2000+ records!). There is also free, private car/bike parking, as well as a sunny balcony for parents to enjoy while their children have lessons!

You can view photos of my facilities here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1swyisu8qbBX830rs-vfr_CUMUi6FtyZN

Will also offers online tuition, and if travelling to a student or mutually convenient location is preferred this can be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If a home visit is required, modest travel fees will be requested. Please, do not hesitate to ask.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Will does not believe in teaching using one specific style, but rather prefers to adopt a different approach based on the personality and interests of the pupil, choosing a teaching method that he believes will be most beneficial to the student; one which evolves and grows alongside the student and material covered. Will aims to design bespoke learning resources for each individual student, and prefers to see lessons as a collaborative endeavour, to achieving students' goals. Will teaches using standard notation, TAB, and/or aurally/by ear, and should students wish to enter in for examinations he can offer advice regarding exam boards and repertoire, and is happy to teach the material selected by the student.

In addition, Will believes it is important to include a sense of context and background to what a student is learning, outside of the immediate materials, as this helps develop appropriate playing/performance/style techniques for the piece or song, as well as promoting important appreciative and decision making skills, crucial for students in becoming independent and intuitive learners/musicians. For this he employs his wide knowledge of both Classical and Modern/Pop music gained through his academic studies to share music with students, and teach how to listen critically and then discuss music, possibly with the odd anecdote along the way! (Certainly, when Will was a student, some of the best gems of information were the unscripted ones from when a teacher went off on a tangent.)

All of this, and more, can be discussed in advance of the first lesson, but in any case, getting to know a pupil and sharing their existing knowledge and passion is the first thing Will likes to do in a first lesson!

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome, as are both casual and more serious players.

I maintain my prices below the national average as I strongly believe that finances should not be a limiting factor on musical tuition and enjoyment.

Contact William

Address: Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 8DT
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00

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