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Ben Rodney - Trumpet Teacher in Willesden Green

Ben Rodney Trumpet Teacher (North West London)

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  • Kentish Town (NW5)
  • Last Logged In: 18 Mar 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Barnet, Brent, City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification Bachelor of Music (Hons) from Royal Academy of Music
  • Professional Qualification LRAM


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Personal Message
Hi, I provide a lesson that is fully catered to the needs of each student and their passion for any genre of music. I strive to create an environment where musical expression and improvisation is used to develop a student into a rounded musician.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all brass instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Cornet, Euphonium and tuba in every style imaginable.

Theory & composition.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at the Royal Academy Of Music where i learned and played with some of the best musicians in their field, graduating with a BMus (Hons). I have obtained The LRAM (Liscency of the Royal Academy of Music) music teaching diploma.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 5 years teaching experience, teaching people of all ages and abilities and I'm soon to start teaching brass in some schools round London. I have vast experience teaching and playing all musical styles and can cater the lessons to anything a student is passionate about.

As a musician I've been able to play with some of the best musicians around such as, Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, John Hollenbeck and Kenny wheeler. I have performed leading my own bands and as a side musician in venues including, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Koko, 606 club, the Vortex, the Green Note, the Forge and Ronnie Scott’s.

Composition is a big part of my musical life and have written music for varying musical situations including, big bands, string quartets, vocal groups, and full orchestras.
How much do you charge?
I charge £30 pr hour. Could charge a bit more depending on how much traveling is involved.
Where do you teach?
All over London! I can teach at home if that is easier.
When are you available?
I'm very flexible with teaching hours, evenings and weekends are all fine.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have taught kids of 4 years old up to adults in their 40s. Anyone can learn!
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
All grades from 1-8 on both ABRSM Grades and Trinity Guildhall Grades.

I can also provide tuition on: GSCE Exams, A level Exams and entry to higher education.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have a recent DBS check.
Where and with whom did you train?
At the Royal Academy Of Music I learned trumpet and composition with: Nick Smart, Mike Lovatt, Pete Churchill, Barak Schmool, Liam Noble, Chris Batchelor, Phill Robson and Stan Sulzmann.