Greg S.

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute Tutor

 Leeds

 5 miles

 11+


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Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Jazz Studies - Leeds College Of Music
  • Grade 8 Clarinet - ABRSM
  • Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone - Trinity
  • Grade 6 Piano - ABRSM
  • Grade 5 Theory - ABRSM
  • A-Level and GCSE Music

Styles Taught

Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Classical

Experience

I have been teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute and performing for over 10 years: from individuals to large ensembles, primary school children to retired adults. I'm currently a member of peripatetic staff at 2 schools in Yorkshire, but have experience in many more as well as in Leeds Music Centres.

I also perform regularly across the UK and Europe - projects past and present include experimental hip-hop/electronic band Paper Tiger, reggae outfit Gentleman's Dub Club, New Orleans jazz ensemble Alligator Gumbo and many more. I have had my music supported by BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, Radio 3, 6 Music, XFM, Rinse FM and performed at festivals across Europe, from Outlook Festival (Croatia) to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Teaching Style

My style is generally quite informal, but I am always punctual and thorough! The basics will always be covered, but methods and content are flexible to accommodate the student. People learn in different ways - I think a good teacher acknowledges that and is prepared to adapt. All ages and abilities welcome.

Syllabi

I have taught ABRSM (Classical and Jazz) and Trinity exams up to Grade 8 level. I am always happy to provide music, hand-outs and transcriptions for students, or to recommend particular books - again, what the student prefers is important. If exams aren't for you, that's fine, but I can prepare students for Aural Tests, Sight-Reading, solo and ensemble performances, Music Theory and more.

Specialties

As mentioned above, I have taken students through jazz exams before and have taught improvisation to quite a high level. I am also happy to transcribe popular songs at the student's request.

I am interested in jazz as well as other contemporary styles like hip-hop, funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae etc.

Other Services, Areas of Knowledge & Musicianship

I have lots of experience in composition, improvisation and music production/technology (Ableton Live, Logic, live looping etc.). I have facility to record students' progress and access to hundreds of backing tracks for students' use. I am also happy to provided piano accompaniment for students in any exams.

Teaching Location

Meanwood in Leeds (LS6). I have dedicated teaching space with a piano at home, but am willing to travel if necessary (terms to be agreed).

Lesson Prices

Lesson length 30 min 1 hour
Price at tutor's location £16 £30

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