I have built up a great deal of experience in teaching at RNCM as well as some of the top music schools in the country. I have also examined for ABRSM, so I am familiar with their system. I can give lessons in a large range of subjects:
PIANO: intermediate or advanced
JAZZ PIANO: voicings, rhythmic, harmonic and improvising techniques
IMPROVISATION: on any instrument, in any style
COMPOSITION: including song-writing
THEORY: either for formal exams, or simply to help you get your musical ideas down on the page.
ARRANGING: including skills in writing for instruments, voicing and some associated compositional skills
AURAL TRAINING: either for exams or generally to diagnose and correct aural problems.
SIGHT-SINGING: this is an organised and methodical approach, much tested in the course of my work at RNCM
CHAMBER MUSIC COACHING: my knowledge of the repertoire, and extensive experience of great teachers, mean that I can offer high-level guidance.
ESSAY-WRITING: help in structuring, organising and refining written work, at any level from secondary school to doctoral.
Lessons can be arranged as one-offs, or as short or longer courses. Please contact me via e-mail. I am based in Manchester.