I have a been teaching brass instruments and working as a professional trombone player since 2016. I have a relaxed approach to teaching whilst maintaining a focus on progression.
I have lots of experience playing in ensembles of various styles such as orchestras, big bands, wind bands, jazz ensembles, pit bands, brass bands, wedding/function bands and play regularly with a New Orleans style brass band.
I received a first in BA Music from university, specialising in trombone performance.
I am assistant conductor of the West Wiltshire Youth Orchestra and lead the Prep Wind Band at Warminster School.
What I / we help young people achieve
I encourage students to take exams as they are a useful way of measuring progress and provide a performance opportunity for their hard work. I don't believe that exams are the be-all or end-all and am equally happy not to go down the exam route.
I encourage students to take part in as many ensembles and performance opportunities as they can to help with their musical development and confidence in playing.
I have a 100% pass rate for exams.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To play, perform music with others
- To develop their wellbeing
Also Works With
Wiltshire Young Musicians
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
I have taught children with SEND requirements and used to work as a supply teaching assistant in special needs schools so have a wealth of experience working with students of all ages with SEND.
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Calne & Melksham
- Trowbridge (CSL)
My Training & Development
I am passionate about improving my own ability as a musician through studying different styles, taking lessons and having a continued interest to learn, I feel that this interest improves my ability to teach and keeps me open to new ideas and practices.
I attend CPD training events provided by schools/music services each year.
Most recent training:
Online CPD Training completed on 05/06/2021