Overall, I have a fairly broad range of teaching experience, as it includes, in a variety of learning contexts and professional roles, music, numeracy, literacy and other National Curriculum subjects besides music (as a supply teacher). The learning contexts include college, state and independent secondary schools, small–group workshops, distance–learning and one-to-one lessons. My roles have included curriculum design, lesson planning and teaching, supply teaching and lecturer. In music, in addition to teaching individuals in my home, recent professional training has led to a variety of external posts, including:
— in the Jazz Piano ‘chair’ at Tonbridge School (Kent), a senior independent school
— of piano, to all ages (5+), for London Music Academy, based at Sir George Monoux [Sixth Form] College in east London (E17)
Small-group and workshop teaching…
— of keyboard and other instruments, to primary and secondary school children, with the London Borough of Newham’s visionaryEvery Child a Musician (ECaM) scheme
— of piano, to adults (18+), for the Idea Stores (library) division of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at their Skills Centre
— of musicianship and music appreciation skills as curriculum leader and teacher of Tower Hamlets College music enrichment programme
Classroom teaching of the National Curriculum for Music in outer- and inner-London state comprehensive secondary schools (Key Stages 3, 4 and 5), such as at Debden Park High School (Loughton, Essex)
— One–to–one —
Aside from teaching one–to–one at the venues above, I teach music at home to all ages (6+), at levels from beginner to advanced, including those studying towards Grade exams, on most conventional instruments and voice, and within most western genres of music, though I specialise in jazz and popular music streams. Most musicianship skills are universal, and my students and I repeatedly discover how skills and understanding derived from one genre can inform practice in another. Since January 2000, I’ve taught students of piano, voice, double bass, saxophone, trumpet/flugelhorn, guitar and drums (which I played professionally).
Other one-to–one teaching has included…
— coaching an effectively blind, young adult singer with additional severe learning disabilities, for Tower Hamlets Leaving Care Services
— working as a distance–learning tutor for the Open College of the Arts on their Composing Music I and II courses, which were focused on western classical music
I hope this has been helpful and encouraging. If you have any questions or wish to enquire about lessons, I would welcome your call (020 8530-0710).