PASSING ON MY KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
I am a fully qualified, experienced and supportive teacher. I have enjoyed great success in teaching pupils aged from 5 to 60+, both separately and in groups, privately, or in schools/music centres and across all genres of music.
I enjoy teaching popular, classical and jazz styles – both theory and performance – on a wide range of instruments: all Guitars, Double Bass, Piano / Keyboards, Violin / Viola / Cello, Flute and Drums.
For ten years I led a Saturday Rock and Pop Group session at the Barnet Music Centre. This proved a highly popular project for aspiring local teenage musicians.
Over the last 15 months I have also run a regular Sunday afternoon workshop at Muswell Hill’s enterprising independent music shop, Les Aldrich Music. In these workshops I have offered an open and fun introduction to Improvisation in Music. These sessions covered the important theoretical framework, but with an emphasis on actual practical performance throughout the sessions. In alternate sessions I either catered for youngsters still learning to play their instruments or worked with more experienced musicians who wanted to add improvisatory skills to their repertoire.
Currently my main teaching activities include:
- a wide range of private lessons, normally conducted in the relaxing environment of my own studio (Sensory Room Studios), located in East Barnet, North London
- regular work at Finchley Catholic High School where, as well as instructing my own students, I collaborate with my friend Dan Farrant – current Drummer with The Buzzcocks – in running a successful lunchtime Rock club.
Although I presently have a busy diary of teaching commitments, pupils do come and go for one reason or another. It is always worth contacting me to see if lessons can be arranged to suit your diary and mine. My teaching fees are fair and in line with those of other similarly qualified and experienced London-based music teachers.
If you’re interested in a lesson or would like some advice on where to go with your music tuition, please do not hesitate to contact me.