I started playing the trumpet at the age of 8 and spent most of my childhood playing for brass bands. In 2003, I moved to Bath to study for a music degree at Bath Spa University. Whilst at university, I performed with many different ensembles and also had the chance to develop my skills as a conductor. I now spend my time working as a freelance musician, conductor and brass tutor around the south-west. I am able to teach all brass instruments including trumpet, trombone and French horn in a variety of musical genres and use both ABRSM and Trinity College for pupils wishing to take exams.
What I / we help young people achieve
I aim to make music learning as enjoyable as possible whilst encouraging good technique and providing performance opportunities for my pupils.
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 learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
I have taught students on the autistic spectrum, students with dyslexia and students with physical impairments.
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Duke of Edinburgh Award