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Mr Gus Perkins Ray
Mr Gus Perkins Ray

Qualifications:
BA Hons (Cantab), University of Cambridge
Grade 8 Distinction in French Horn
Grade 8 Distinction in Piano
Grade 8 Distinction in Voice
Grade 6 Distinction in Organ
Instruments: French Horn
Piano
Voice/Singing (any voice type)

Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Electronic
Jazz
Pop and Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

My name is Gus and I'm a London-based teacher and freelance singer (bass-baritone). I began my career as a Chorister at St Paul's Cathedral - a slightly wobbly start, as my voice broke overnight at the age of 12! However, my new bass voice seemed to work quite well, and some years later I became a Choral Scholar and Lay Clerk at St John's College, Cambridge. At St John's, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel the globe on concert tours, record ten CDs and sing in a number of broadcasts for the BBC, on top of all my academic work!

Since graduating, I have been working as a tutor in London, whilst singing with a number of choirs and vocal ensembles. Perhaps most excitingly, I am one of the founding members of Shards, a new group specialising in classical/electronic-crossover music. With Shards I have performed at the Barbican Hall, and have recorded new albums with musicians including Nils Frahm, a German classical/techno artist, and Michael Price, the man behind the music to the BBC's 'Sherlock'. In addition to my singing and teaching, I work part-time for Future Talent, a charity offering financial awards to exceptionally talented young musicians from low-income backgrounds.

In December last year, I was awarded scholarships to both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and I will be taking up a place on a postgraduate course in the autumn on 2018.

I enjoy teaching musicians of any age and standard, and welcome students with a diverse range of goals and aims. Whether you're starting at the beginning of your musical journey, are seasoned players in need of advance technical tuition, or just want to have a jam, I will listen to you and help you reach your full potential.

You may wish to embark on, or continue, a path through the ABRSM/Trinity exams. My pupils have a high success rate, with most of my students reaching either Merits or Distinctions in their music exams. However, I also encourage students who wish to sidestep the exam system, and can tailor the classes to meet your requirements and ambitions.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, please do get in touch!

*** I am DBS-checked and can provide copies of my DBS certificate to prospective clients upon request. ***

Contact Gus

Address: London
NW10 5TD
Greater London
NW10 5TD
Phone: 07500180149
Fee (30 minutes): £30.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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