Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons near Oxford
I offer individual clarinet and saxophone tuition to students of all ages and abilities in my fully equipped and spacious music room at home in Kidlington, just north of Oxford. I teach Monday to Wednesday and most weekends, offering teaching on a Saturday morning. Adults have lessons before 2pm and at weekends.
I am an experienced and enthusiastic music teacher and have specialised in 1:1 tutoring for over 20 years, honing my skills especially in clarinet and saxophone teaching, as well as English as a Foreign Language and French. I am DBS checked and a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Creativity, establishing a good technique and developing the all-round musician in a relaxed, friendly and positive learning environment form the backbone of my teaching, while, at the same time, I recognise that each pupil is an individual and requires lessons tailored to his/her needs and learning style. All pupils must ensure that they can find regular, quality time to practise and thus make progress and get the most out of lessons.
Student sit ABRSM exams when appropriate but these do not constitute the core of my teaching. My main aim is to create skilled and rounded musicians who feel comfortable in any situation - whether orchestral or improvisatory and to be capable of independent learning.
I also encourage all my pupils to take part in other musical activities such as choirs, windbands, and Oxfordshire County Music Service jazz groups or orchestras to enhance their musical experience and enjoyment.