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Mr Jonathan Parkin MMus (dist.), BMus (Hons)
Mr Jonathan Parkin MMus (dist.), BMus (Hons)

MMus 'Distinction' from the Royal College of Music

BMus (Hons) '1st class' from the Royal College of Music
Instruments: Clarinet
Music Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am in the unique position to be able to offer wind instrument tuition in person, in a Covid safe environment at my home. The nature of my teaching set-up at home is such that I can use an internal glass door (between two rooms) as a Covid safe screen between myself and the student. The door is closed to ensure the safety of myself and my student. There is a window above the door which is slightly ajar to aid sound, but this is well out of reach of exposure. Click 'gallery' to see photos. Lessons are also available online (zoom) if this is preferred.

I am a professional London based clarinettist working regularly with the UKs finest orchestras, offering world class clarinet and saxophone lessons at my home in South London, or at your home, or online. I have sixteen years of teaching experience, throughout which I have maintained a 100% pass rate with students I have prepared for exams. I have taught students of all ages and abilities, from beginner through to ABRSM Grade 8 and beyond, including successful preparation for entry to music college junior departments. Lessons are individually tailored to your needs and tastes and are designed to be fun and motivating, whilst focusing on the essential fundamentals of playing the instrument, thereby delivering fast and rewarding results.

My experience in the field of music education is diverse and varied, ranging from teaching students from my home, to coaching large groups and ensembles at schools and at Saturday music schools/summer courses. This includes teaching the clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department. My enthusiasm as a tutor comes from my desire to pass on my passion for performing and from my own experience of studying with inspirational teachers at the Royal College of Music, where I studied between 2003 and 2009.

Alongside my teaching, I lead a varied and exciting career as a professional performing clarinettist, having now worked with most of the UK's leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Royal Opera House Orchestra. I perform at many prestigious venues in the UK on a regular basis, such the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Hall and Royal Opera House. A passionate soloist and chamber musician, I released my first solo album in 2015, which has received excellent reviews.

DBS certified.

Teaching rates:

£45 per hour/£35 per 45mins - lessons at my home/online.

£50 per hour/£40 per 45mins - lessons at your home (depending on travel time/distance).

Contact Jonathan

Address: Upper Norwood
Greater London
SE19 3TA
Mobile: 07761934437
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00
Fee (45 minutes): £35.00

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