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Brian Kirkby Jazz Piano Teacher (Exeter)

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Personal Message
Whatever the reason that people choose to learn a musical instrument, I am happy to guide and help them, the emphasis always being on encouragement and enjoyment.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the Piano, Keyboard, Trumpet and Music Theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
10 years Inset training.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have thirty two years experience as a professional musician, fifteen of those freelance, including: EMI's premier feature band, international residencies, band leader, touring shows, cabaret and ship work, fourteen years as the pianist for Devon's Premier Big Band.
How much do you charge?
My lessons are usually 30 mins, for which I charge £12
Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in Exeter and do travel on a couple of evenings to students who live locally.
When are you available?
Lessons are available from 4.30pm until 7.30pm weekdays in school term time.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach beginners to Grade 8, and the performance side of the Piano Diploma. However, many of my pupils play purely for pleasure and play very well.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Tell me about some of your current students.
In 2005 and again in 2009 two of my piano students gained entry to what is widely considered the top Conservatoire in Europe, the only students in Devon to achieve this. Neither of them knew when they started with me, some ten years previously, that this is where they wished to end up. The quality of the teaching was such that when they made their mind up that this was the career path they wanted to pursue, they were able to gain entry to a most prestigious school of further education. Currently one of my top students has recently passed Grade 8 with merit, aged fifteen, giving him his first 'A' Level. We have now embarked on studying for the Diploma, a post Grade 8 qualification, a formidable task for a seventeen year old.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Please feel free to come along and try out a lesson with me without any obligation to continue.