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Mr Paul Burke

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BA Music, University of Oxford
MMus, Royal Academy of Music
LRAM, Royal Academy of Music
Instruments: Piano
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Throughout my career I have taught piano, singing, music theory, conducting, and composition to musicians of all ages, ranging in experience from absolute beginner to degree level; I have also prepared many successful candidates for ABRSM, TCL, and LCM exams, as well as for Common Entrance scholarships, GCSEs, IB, and university degrees. I teach individuals and groups, both online and in person; I am also DBS-checked and a member of the Musician’s Union.

I currently teach undergraduates at the University of Oxford, and have an extensive private teaching practice both for adults and children. I have particular interests in working with adult amateur singers, especially in the context of choral music, and in instrumental teaching at school-age; after working in a large state comprehensive secondary school for several years, I worked subsequently at a boarding school and now teach at a day preparatory school.

I believe firmly in the importance of giving students engaging and focussed lessons in their chosen area of study, while also taking a holistic approach to their all-round musicianship. Whatever the age or experience of a student – and whether they are preparing for an exam or learning for pleasure – I have a track record of providing sessions tailored to their needs, and I relish the challenge and variety of working with musicians from complete beginner- to degree-level.

At the start of the process, together with the student I establish their current level of experience and where they might like to get to; we then agree on the objectives for our lessons together, so we can keep track of our progress. Assessments or exams can be useful ‘milestones’ for some students, providing an aim to work towards and a mark of achievement, while other students might be interested in a more discursive approach. In the end, though, how we decide to measure progress doesn’t matter so much; the main thing is just to get started!

I’ll look forward to hearing from you, and if you have any questions please do get in touch.

Contact Paul

Address: Oxford
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Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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