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Mr Ondrej Soukup BMus (Hons)
Mr Ondrej Soukup BMus (Hons)

Qualifications:
Music BMus First Class - The University of Edinburgh
MMus (2022) - Royal College of Music
Instruments: Trumpet
Piano
Highers and Advanced Highers, A levels, IB
Graded exams (ABRSM, Trinity, LCM, RCS)
Music Theory & Aural
Conducting
Composition, Orchestration & Arranging
Brass
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Orchestral
Opera
Jazz
Popular
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

*Online and in-person teaching*

'Ondrej is excellent at setting the right goal posts for your level: challenging, but not so challenging as to be discouraging. He has a discerning eye and ear and knows how to direct his advice to see immediate results.' - Lauren (student)

'Ondrej is friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable. He has a teaching style that is encouraging and supportive, and I am very confident that with his help I will become a better musician' - Tony (student)

'I found Ondrej to be a patient, knowledgeable and friendly teacher. As a complete beginner, I found Ondrej's approach fun and productive. Ondrej adapted the lessons to approach topics that I was struggling with and provided me with a good mix of practical and theory tuition. Ondrej is a really nice guy, I would definitely recommend him to others!' - Harry (student)

I have experience teaching a variety of ages (5-60), and abilities (beginner to advanced) in individual and group lessons. Regarding graded music exams, students have a choice to study with me for graded exams on Trumpet, Piano, and Music theory. Also, I prepare students for GCSEs, A levels, Scottish Highers, Advanced Highers, and IB exams through one to one or group lessons. During the lessons, I can accompany my students on piano. I also have links with many pianists who can accompany them in performances and exams.

My broad experience enables me to cater to each student individually. This experience comes from having studied with some of the top players, conductors, composers and musicians in the industry (see Biography). This means I can offer a range of approaches to technique and teaching itself based on the needs of my students.

In my lessons, I make sure there is a good balance between variety and in-depth study. I also take particular care to adapt a lesson to a particular student on a particular day. In general, a part of the lesson will be dedicated to technique and another part to studying and interpreting a work. I encourage students to suggest works they themselves want to study but I do also recommend works. In preparation for GCSEs, A levels, Scottish Highers and other school exams, we focus on whatever the student needs help with most, while regularly revisiting other areas.

*For trumpeters* (and brass players): In the first part of a lesson, there could be breathing exercises, tonguing, slurring etc. Later in a lesson, we would look at a solo work, an orchestral part or even play Star Wars with a CD!

*For pianists*: The lessons put emphasis on improving technique, musicality, expression, sound, performance etiquette and other factors to a good performance. I also encourage students to prepare piano duets with me, since playing with other people makes progress easy and is very fun!

*For conductors*: The first part could involve baton technique, posture, a range of expressions depending on the music etc.; and approaching specific problems in traditional repertoire in the second part or working on music the student wants to study.
Furthermore, there is a possibility of organising sessions with players so that the student gets to conduct what they prepared in lessons. For further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

www.ondrej-soukup.com

Availability & Spaces
I am flexible with lesson times and spaces. I am happy to travel to teach, however, there may be an additional charge to reflect travel costs and time. Nevertheless, I am very open about discussing options and teaching on weekends is not a problem for me.

Contact Ondrej

Address: London
[email protected]
Greater London
W12 9PL
Phone: 07754168686
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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