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.