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Miss Niamh Cuffe

I have a Performance Diploma in Classical Tenor Saxophone with the London College of Music (DipLCM).
I completed my Grade 8 in Classical Saxophone and Piano with the Royal Irish academy of Music.
I have completed my Grade 5 theory with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music.
I performed the solo concerto with the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble (IYWE) in the Mid EUROPE festival in Austria 2017. I have been a member of IYWE since 2015.
I have performed with the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra, (conducted by Johan de Meij on a particular occassion).
Whilst I did not take up my place in these conservatoires, I attained a place to study a Bachelors of Music in; Birmingham Conservatoire and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where I was also offered a scholarship to study there.
I achieved the highest possible grades (A and H1) in my Junior Certificate (GSCE equivalent) and Leaving Certificate (A level equivalent) music examinations.
Instruments: Saxophone (all) and music theory
Genre/Style(s): classical, popular, jazz
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I am a saxophone and music theory teacher from Donegal, Ireland, currently studying at the University of Bristol. I have been playing saxophone for 10+ years and completed my Performance Diploma in Classical Saxophone in 2016 (DipLCM).
I have extensive performance experience in orchestral, ensemble, concert band, popular music and jazz band playing. I teach all saxes; soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. I have been teaching for five years, both 1-1 and group lessons. During that time I have taught a range of ages, from 8 to 60+.

I have modelled my teaching methods around my own experience in performance, examinations and auditions, as well as masterclasses from various professionals, including Kenneth Edge.
My teaching focuses on a number of key factors which include;
1) Breathing and the control of performance anxiety - giving assistance to those students completing grades and/or performing publicly.
2) Tone and musicality
3) A deeper understanding of the music theory underpinning the instrument and the pieces being played.

While these techniques may vary depending on the genre, I believe they are the making of any good player and performer.

Contact Niamh

Address: 21 Dalrymple Road
Bristol and Avon
Phone: 07788514574
Fee (45 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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