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Baldvin Tryggvason - Clarinet/ Guitar/ Piano Teacher in Cambridge

Baldvin Tryggvason Clarinet Teacher (Cambridge)

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  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Music at the Iceland Academy of the Arts
  • Professional Qualification Master in Performance from the Royal College of Music
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Valid DBS check

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Personal Message
I'm Baldvin and I'm a music teacher based in Cambridge. First and foremost I want my students to have fun. I strive to make every single student the best musician they can possibly be, without risking their love and enthusiasm of the instrument.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I mostly do private 1-on-1 teaching. I have experience here in the UK as a clarinet, guitar and piano tutor. Back in Iceland I taught clarinet and worked in a rock band workshop teaching guitar, bass, guitar and simple drums.
Tell me about your qualifications.
In July 2016 I completed my study at the Royal College of Music, in London, earning my Masters in clarinet performance (MPerf) on Clarinet. I am a holder of a Bachelors degree in Music from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
What kind of experience do you have?
Alongside my studies I have been working as a music teacher. I started in 2010 when I had 6 clarinet students. During my BMus studies I began teaching in the Music School of Reykjanesbær, where I had more clarinet students than before. I was also hired as an assistant band leader. That job included helping members of the band with rhythm, notes and simply how to be in an orchestra. I also conducted the band.
That same year I worked in a youth centre, where I was in charge of the "music club". The club consisted of musically inexperienced teenagers and it was my job to form bands and teach guitar, bass and keyboard.
Since I moved to London to start my course I have started working as a private instrumental teacher. I started mainly as a clarinet teacher, but now I've got a lot more guitar students.
I have worked for a company called Mini Mozart for a year, delivering music classes for babies and toddlers. I lead group singing, games (Bubbles, parachute, scrunchie etc.) and storytelling

Outside of my musical work, I have got a lot of experience working with children of all age. At the age of 14, I started working in Scout day-cares as a scout leader. The children were 6-12 years old. I worked there 6 summers in a row. When I turned 17, I began working as a football coach with 3-5 year olds, for two years. I also worked at the local Sunday school where I was in charge of group singing and performing.
In 2011 I worked in a kindergarten over the summer which I absolutely loved. The following year I received a grant to tour Kindergartens in Reykjavík to show them the clarinet, its abilities and sound.
How much do you charge?
30 minutes = £20
45 minutes = £25
60 minutes = £30

I do not charge for travel expenses. We can discuss group lesson discount later on.
Where do you teach?
All of my teaching has been in my pupils homes, but as I move to Cambridge this fall I will be able to teach from my home as well.
When are you available?
I'm free every morning and weekends. I'm free on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach every age.
For clarinet, I teach beginners to advanced.
For guitar and piano, I teach beginner and casuall.
For Piano I teach beginner and casual.
I also teach casual pop/rock songwriting lessons.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Any qualification the student wants to achieve.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have.