PATRICK DAVIES

clarinet, flute, sax tutor

London and online

 

Alongside my performance career, I am an experienced and dedicated woodwind teacher. I run a private teaching practice, and tutor at schools and music centres across London. I also offer online tuition through a number of video platforms.

​I recently graduated with distinction from the Master's programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and have been a music tutor since 2010. I have a clear, up-to-date, enhanced DBS certificate and am trained in child safeguarding to level 2.

 

I teach flute, clarinet, saxophone and music theory to all ages and abilities. My hourly fee is £40, and I am happy to teach at students' homes, at my own home in Brixton, or online by video call.

 

I am currently taking on new students, and am keen to answer any questions. If you are interested in lessons, do get in touch using the following details:

 

 

patrickdaviesclarinet@gmail.com

(+44) 07925168838

My experience

I have been a music tutor since 2010, and have worked in music full-time since 2016. I teach at the Wandsworth Music Academy and the Pembroke Academy of Music. I also teach at secondary and primary schools, and at students’ homes across London. My teaching work includes tutoring beginners up to and beyond grade 8, adults and children, one-to-one and whole classrooms, instrumental lessons and music theory, and coaching youth orchestras. I am employed to teach the clarinet, saxophone, flute, recorder and theory in schools, music centres and for my own private practice. I have taught plenty of adult pupils – beginner, advanced and returning students. I have successfully prepared students for ABRSM exams from grade 1 to grade 8, for public school scholarships, and for entry to the junior departments of the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.

About my teaching

My lessons are designed around the goals of each individual pupil. These goals can include: playing concerts in groups; taking graded exams; improving technique; playing and improving for fun; learning to read music; learning to improvise. I teach through various styles of music, including classical, jazz, traditional (folk) and contemporary (pop). I have a lot of experience teaching adults: my youngest current student is six, my oldest in his seventies. Some students take a regular weekly or fortnightly slot, and others book occasional, flexible lessons.

My education

I studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I was awarded a Master of Music degree in Advanced Performance Studies and a Concert Recital Diploma. I also hold a Diploma in Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree with honours from the University of Manchester. I am formally trained in performance, improvisation, teaching, composition, harmony & counterpoint, orchestration, musical history, theory, analysis & aesthetics.

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