Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute Lessons in Kidlington, 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, and now have 20 years experience. As of Spring 2018 I will also be offering flute lessons to beginners, particularly those interested in jazz. I teach most week days at varied times and on Saturday mornings/early afternoon. Unfortunately I cannot offer lessons starting after 6.30pm.
I am an experienced and enthusiastic music teacher and have specialised in 1:1 tutoring for many 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, wind bands, and Oxfordshire County Music Service jazz groups or orchestras to enhance their musical experience and enjoyment.