In association with
Mrs Alx Leeks

Qualifications:
DEGREES:
MA Musicology 1999 - 2000
City University, London

BMus Hons 1996-1999
City University and Guildhall School of Music, London

MUSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Oboe
ABRSM Advanced Certificate Distinction (A,A)

Voice
ABRSM Grade VIII
Distinction

Piano
ABRSM Grade V
Merit
(approx. Grade 6/7 standard)

Over 35 years of performance experience as a soloist and across a variety of ensembles, including orchestral and choral groups.
Instruments: Piano
Voice
Oboe
Cor-Anglais
Recorder
Aural test training
Sightreading training
Genre/Style(s): Covering all genres for vocal tuition including:
Baroque
Classical
Jazz and Popular music
Music Theatre
(all levels)

Oboe: Baroque through to Modern Contemporary styles (all levels)
You will need to have your own instrument.

Piano: Classical and Popular Music (beginners to grade V)





Very happy to work with absolute beginners or those that need confidence building in order to really shine!
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

CURRENTLY (JULY 2021), MY BOOKS ARE QUITE FULL BETWEEN 3.30PM-8PM, BUT PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON MY WAITING LIST OR WOULD LIKE A LESSON DURING THE DAY.

MY VOCAL TEACHING:
I teach singing based on the Estill method, which I am currently studying, taking courses with Anne-Marie Speed, and receiving my own vocal training from Gareth Ellis who also teaches this method.

Recent Estill training courses attended:

20th June 2021 - Estill for Singing Teachers
7th March 2021 - Estill and Contemporary Commercial Music
8th February 2021- Estill and Contemporary Legit in Musical Theatre

Other courses:
28th November 2020 - West End Music Theater Workshop - Helen Washington, Gareth Ellis, Kris Manuel

30th July - 19th August 2020 - With Gareth Ellis
Warm-Ups and Vocal Health
Breathing and Support
Twang, an introduction
Belting, an introduction

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
100% pass rate.
Full DBS.
Safeguarding children Training completed with Higham's Park School, London between 2017-2020.

Experience of teaching privately since 1998, and group lessons/workshops on behalf of:

Walthamstow Music, London
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, Nuneaton
Higham's Park School, London
Music Lab, Farm Factory Studios, Welwyn Garden City

Also happy to give general tuition at GCSE and A'Level.

Available for proof reading music related texts, such as dissertations and coursework from GCSE to Degree level.

GIFT TOKENS are available. Please contact me for details.

LOCATION
I teach at home in Hertford, and can offer teaching in your home, subject to my availability and piano facilities.

Please ask about home lesson rates, as these will vary depending on my travel time.

PAYMENT
I invoice termly, in advance, with the opportunity to pay in installments.

Contact Alx

Address: Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8HY
Phone: 01992 509495
Mobile: 07920 775234
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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