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Mr Mike Searby
Mr Mike Searby

G.R.N.C.M. (Upper), (Trombone performance) Royal Northern College of Music
A.R.C.M. (Trombone Performer's), Royal College of Music
F.T.C.L. (Trombone Performer's), Trinity College of Music
L.T.C.L. (Trombone Performer's),
PhD. (London University: Goldsmiths College),
M.Phil. (York).(composition)
Mus.M. (Manchester)
Mus.B. (Hons.) (Manchester),
Instruments: Trombone
French Horn
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I can provide teaching online through Zoom if required.
I think it is really important that learning an instrument must be fun, and that pupils should play with others in ensembles and bands to get the most out of music-making (that has always been my experience). I have extensive experience of teaching and coaching all brass instruments from beginner to degree level. I teach brass in the Surrey area for Richmond Music Trust, and for Kingston Music Services.
I studied the trombone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Terry Nagle (Halle) and Roger Harvey (RPO), and privately with Denis Wick. I continue to perform as an orchestral trombonist and I am first trombone for the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Chamber Orchestra and have played first trombone for the Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. I have a good knowledge of all the brass instruments and teach the trombone, the French horn and the trumpet.
Throughout my time as a lecturer at Kingston University I have conducted and coached the Kingston University Brass Ensemble including performances at the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Guildhall on several occasions.
I have experience of teaching younger brass pupils at Newcastle under Lyme School and privately in Manchester and Surrey this involved liaising with parents regarding the progress of their children. I have also successfully put pupils in for Associated Board Practical Examinations and can provide aural and theory tuition.
I am also a composer and have taught composition for many years at Salford and Kingston Universities.

Contact Mike

Address: Kingston upon Thames
Phone: 02089422286
Mobile: 07984310677
Fee (30 minutes): £18.00
Fee (60 minutes): £36.00

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