TEACHER

I have an enthusiasm for developing the musical ability and interests of others, and over 25 years of experience of teaching clarinet, saxophone and flute, both private in and in schools. I offer lessons either face-to-face or online.
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Book a trial lesson on the contacts page to discuss your musical dreams

Current students range from 8 to 80 years old (so it’s never too late to start), and I cater for all standards from complete beginners to advanced students wishing to pursue a career in music. Some students work toward grade/diploma exams, while others may just be learning to play their favourite music – the choice is yours!

Face-to-Face Lessons


I currently have a limited number of vacancies for individual lessons. These take place either at my home in Calne (Wiltshire) or I if you prefer I can visit you within West Berkshire or North Wiltshire.

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Online Lesson


For students who do not live locally, or may wish to have lesson from home, why not consider online lessons using Skype, Facetime or Zoom. All you need is an instrument, PC (or tablet) with microphone and speakers/headphones.

School Instrumental Lessons


Clarinet – Saxophone – Flute – Recorder – Music Theory


Lessons within schools can either be for individuals or small groups, and last between 15/20 minutes for beginners to 45 minutes for the more advanced student. Costs vary depending on the length and whether they are individual or group lessons, but are based £30-£36 per hour (based on 10 lessons per term). 

Instrumental Class Music Lessons

 

I have a wide experience of Key Stage 2 Whole Class Instrumental Music Lessons. These provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to develop both listen and performing skills, in an enjoyable and relaxed setting. I can provide either short courses of 10 weeks or a full year of 30 weeks. Sessions provide a structured stepping stone towards learning other woodwind instruments and can be tailor-made for your school’s requirements.

​* Instruments (recorders, clarinets etc) to be provided by the school/pupils

Child Safe Guarding & Safe practice

 

As a member of the ISM and an Associate Teacher in Wiltshire, I follow the guidance issued by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and Wiltshire Music Connect.

  • In addition to the above, for lessons conducted via Skype the following will also apply:

  • My Skype account being used is solely for one-to-one teaching and lessons will not be recording.

  • Students should be using parent’s equipment and online lessons should take place only when a trusted adult/parent is present at home and should be in a room with an open door, ideally NOT the child’s bedroom. Students should always be dressed in daytime clothes and should treat the lesson as a formal teaching situation.

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