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Alex Paxton Classical Theory/ Composition Teacher (North West London)

Alex Paxton Gold Member

  • Cricklewood (NW2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 30 Aug 2015
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Barnet, Brent, City of London, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster
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I provide an intelligent holistic method that encourages expansive growth of all aspects of musicianship. Lessons are tailor made to each student. Creativity and Expression are at the forefront of everything! I love teaching!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Brass: Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium, tuba. All Styles

- Classical Composition, Jazz Composition, song writing, arranging.

- Theory lessons (for grades or for PASSION!!!)

- Can provide tuition with GCSEs/A levels
Tell me about your qualifications.
I trained at the Royal Academy of Music first as a Jazz trombone player and then in Contemporary Composition graduating with 1st class Bmus(hons). I am currently the Ian Evans Lombe Scholar in Composition at the Royal College of Music.
I will soon hold a Liscency of the Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 8 years of teaching experience. I am currently working for Pelican Music Service, Chelsea Quavers, Sparks RCM and Education Group as a tutor and workshop leader. I also teach early years classroom music (ages 3-4 & 4-5) at St Stephan's school Hammersmith and Burlington Danes White City.
I have lots of professional experience as a musician including: concert/classical music, jazz music, rock music, song writing, arrangements, music for films, music for theatre productions, music for amateurs and electronic music. In commercial music I have worked expansively from the (2015) Broadway production of American in Paris to the feature film "Ginger and Rosa" (2012).

I like to work with students on any music that excites them or inspires them to explore.
How much do you charge?
I charge between £30-£40 per hour depending on how a pupil fits in geographically with my other teaching and engagements.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home and/or at students' homes.
When are you available?
Dairy permitting......
feel free to call or email.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach early years music in schools and have many primary school age pupils. I also have a sincere oeuvre of pupils in their teens and twenties after grade 8, university or a professional career.

Youngest pupil - 3 years old. I am especially good at relating to children.
Oldest pupil - . . . . .well i don't usually ask - but I teach a handful of adults too.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM Grades
Trinity Guildhall Grades
GSCE Exams
A level Exams
University and Conservtiore entry (discipline specific)
Entry into the profession.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date professional DBS check with Academics ltd.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype and Face time.
Where and with whom did you train?
Royal Academy of Music(Bmus hons), Royal College of Music (Mcomp),
Trombone: Gordon Campbell, Mark Bassey, Dennis Wick, Simon Hogg, Nick Smart, Mornington Lockett, Zoltan Dekany, Jeremy Price
Composition: Mark Anthony Turnage, Jonathan Cole, Phillip Cashian, Christopher Austin, Peter Maxwell Davies, Gary Carpenter, Paul Paterson, Martin Suckling, Pete Churchill, Nikki Iles
Do you have a personal message for students?
“Ah music! A magic beyond all we do here!”
Albus Dumbledore

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