I have been teaching students of all ages for many years now, and have developed a flexible teaching style that adapts to each student's needs.
I offer one-to-one lessons in the following areas:
Viola & Violin
Regardless of the discipline, I always aim to improve my students' general musical abilities alongside their specific skills. Every musical experience we have feeds into the rest of our music-making, so I make a point of ensuring a deep level of understanding and highlighting intersectional concepts to make every one of my students a better musician.
I am passionate about music theory.
My first aim when teaching music theory is to instil that same passion in my students. Theory can have a reputation for being boring or unnecessary, but I believe there is beauty and value in gaining a better understanding of the music we create and listen to.
I offer theory tuition to students of all abilities, from absolute beginners wanting to take their first musical steps, to experienced musicians wanting to dive deeper.
I am capable of teaching in many areas of music theory, but commonly requested goals that I am used to teaching toward include:
ABRSM Music Theory Grades, including Grade 5 and going all the way up to Grade 8
GCSE and A-Level support
Regardless of the emphasis, my approach to music theory is descriptivist rather than prescriptivist, and I draw on my broad musical knowledge to ensure every student can engage with theory in a meaningful way.
My composition teaching style focuses on finding, enhancing and refining my students' own compositional voices. I firmly believe that students should write the music that interests them and not necessarily adhere to any singular set of conventions.
I am an experienced composer and teacher of composition, who has worked in a wide range of styles and contexts, including:
Modern Concert Music
Western Art Music
Pop, Rock & Metal
This diverse experience has allowed me to have a broad perspective on compositional practice whilst also being familiar with the idiosyncrasies of each of these styles.
Whatever your stage of compositional learning, and whatever type of music you are creating, I can help you to develop your craft.
Viola & Violin
I have been teaching viola and violin students of all ages and needs for a number of years, and am myself an experienced viola player, regularly engaged in concerts locally.
I have helped students to success through ABRSM exams of all grades, at a pace that suits them. However, whilst I am happy to work towards exams, I am most interested in guiding my students to improve their playing and musicianship so they can play the music they want to play.
Whatever your goals with playing your instrument - whether it be playing concerts, passing examinations or just playing at home for the joy of it - I can help you improve and get the most out of your instrument.
Contact & Pricing
If you are interested in starting lessons with me, please use the form to get in contact and I will reply as soon as possible.
With new students I will usually have a short chat to gauge what sort of level you are at and what areas we can start to work on. From there, if you are happy to continue, we can schedule regular sessions - usually weekly or fortnightly. If you are just interested in having one-off sessions, these can also be arranged.
My base rate for lessons is £32 for an hour, or £16 for half an hour. Discounts are available if lessons are purchased up front in bulk.
All of my teaching is available online via whatever video calling service you would prefer to use. If you happen to live nearby, then we can also discuss in-person lessons if you would prefer.