I am a woodwind teacher specialising in clarinet and saxophone with over 20 years experience, teaching students from beginner to diploma level and a performer with big bands, function bands, orchestras, chamber groups, ensembles.
An experienced music teacher (BA, PGCE) in both the classroom (Key Stage 1-4) and practice room, I am used to teaching whole class curriculum and First Access, large group, small group or individual lessons.
I also offer theory to grade 8 and tuition on flute and bassoon to grade 5.
As a conductor and music director, I lead wind bands and wind ensembles at all levels and am an experienced concert and event organiser for young musicians.
What I / we help young people achieve
Good technique, musical ingredients and fun. I think that sums up my music teaching!
Students are at the centre of my approach. This means that some students will want to take classical or jazz exams and others will want to learn their favourite pieces. Either way, I make sure the student is learning well, enjoying themselves and achieving their personal goals.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To play, perform music with others
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
I have worked with students who have dyslexia, ADHD and students with co-ordination problems.
Often music is a way of expressing themselves outside of the core subjects focused on in school and for many it has proven an area in which they can excel.
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- B-on-A / Corsham
- Malmesbury / WB / Purton
“Thank you for all you have taught us; we’ve learnt from the best!” Yr 13 student
“Thank you so much for the past 7 years. Without you I wouldn’t be the happy and confident saxophonist I am now. Thank you for not only introducing me to wind band, but to the beautiful thing that is music.”
“Thank you so much for being such a good teacher!”
“Than you for teaching both F and M over the past few years. They’ve both really enjoyed their lessons with you.”
My Training & Development
Continued training including early years and KS1/2 classroom music training in September 2018.