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Saxophone Clarinet Flute Teacher, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Croxley

Grant Irvine Saxophone Teacher (Watford)

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  • Rickmansworth (WD3)
  • Last Logged In: 31 Dec 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Web site: www.thelondonfunctionband.com
  • Can Travel To: East Hertfordshire, Hillingdon, North Hertfordshire, St Albans & Harpenden, Watford
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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Hon) Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Professional Qualification Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (teaching diploma)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB Checked
  • Professional Membership Musicians Union

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Personal Message
I am a friendly teacher with 10 years teaching experience; a father myself I teach students of all ages and abilities. Wether you are a hobbyists, looking to sit grades or keen to learn an instrument later on in life I'd be delighted to help!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
• All saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor & baritone)

• Clarinet (including bass clarinet)

• Flute

• Proficient in both classical and jazz idioms

• ABRSM & Trinity Exams

• ABRSM Theory
Tell me about your qualifications.
Bachelor of Music (Honours) Royal Academy of Music London
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music
Advanced Jazz Diploma, University of St Andrews
ABRSM Diploma
What kind of experience do you have?
As an educator, I have 10 years of experience teaching students with a broad range of abilities, ages, prior experience and musical interests. In addition to my Bachelor studies at the Royal Academy of Music, I studied for, and was awarded, a Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching diploma, which is a comprehensive and practical course based on the principles of teaching. As part of my degree I also wrote a 15,000 word research project on the history of the clarinet and saxophone since 1850 and how higher education, especially within a Conservatoire environment, reflects this historical narrative today. This research profoundly effects both what, and the way I teach clarinet, saxophone and flute students today.

I am an experienced orchestral and solo clarinettist recently working with Sir Colin Davis, Martyn Brabbins, David Zinman, Gary Walker, Colin Metters. In addition to orchestral, duo, chamber and orchestral music I have also worked extensively in theatre.

In 2006 I studied and was awarded an Advanced Jazz Diploma from the University of St Andrews, I subsequently joined, recorded and toured extensively with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland for 4 years.

In addition to my degree in clarinet and classical saxophone from the Royal Academy of Music, where I studied Clarinet with Tim Lines (former Principal LSO) and classical saxophone with Richard Addison (former Eb/Bass & saxophone RPO), I have an ABRSM Diploma which I was awarded in 2007.

As a performer, I founded and play saxophone in The London Function Band (www.thelondonfuncitonband.com) which performs Soul, Pop and Rock covers at private events throughout London. In 2009 I played in the support band for Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall, performing songs from his musicals. In the theatre world I depped on West End shows including Avenue Q and have worked extensively throughout the London fringe theatre scene.
How much do you charge?
I charge £38.00 when teaching from home (Croxley Green) or £40 when teaching at a students house.

I have rent instruments well below the shop rates; clarinets @ £10 pcm & saxophones @ £25.00 pcm (deposit required)
Where do you teach?
I am happy to teach at your house, alternatively I teach from my own house in Croxley Green (Rickmansworth), Hertfordshire.
When are you available?
I am flexible and will do my best to fit around your schedule.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM instrumental and theory exams
ABRSM Diploma
GCSE, AS & A Level. I'm happy to help with course work as well.
Trinity Guildhall Exams
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music. I studied Clarinet with Tim Lines (former Principal LSO) and classical saxophone with Richard Addison (former Eb/Bass & saxophone RPO).
Do you have a personal message for students?
My rates vary depending on the lesson time.