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Trombone/ Piano/ Guitar/ Maths Teacher in Leytonstone

Nat Harding Songwriting Teacher (East London)

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  • Leytonstone (E11) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 28 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Hackney, Newham, Redbridge
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Personal Message
I am a multi instrumentalist and composer/orchestrator, with primary and secondary school experience (inc. Maths/SEN support).
I involve as many genres of music as possible, including classical, jazz, pop and rock.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I can provide lessons on:
-Beginner/Intermediate Piano/Keyboard
-Beginner/Intermediate Guitar (acoustic/electric)
-Composition and songwriting, including use of Logic/GarageBand Recording/Production software and/or Sibelius Notation software
-Beginner/Advanced Trombone
-Beginner Trumpet and Tuba
-Ensemble music skills (for bands)
-Early Years Music (for under 5's)
-GCSE/ A Level Music support
-Music Theory exams
-Mathematics support, KS2/KS3/GCSE
Tell me about your qualifications.
-BMus (Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Surrey)
-Grade 8 Trombone
-Grade 5 (highest) Jazz Trombone
-A Level Music (A)
-GCSE Mathematics (A)
What kind of experience do you have?
-Primary School Music Class Teaching- from Nursery to Year 6.
-Private tuition as listed in the 'Subjects' section above.
-Mini Mozart Baby and Parent/Carer Music classes, for 0-3 year olds.
-SEN Learning Support Assistant, Secondary School (11-16 year olds).
-Music/Maths GCSE support, Secondary School.

I perform regularly at venues and festivals in an 8-piece pop-funk band, for which I sing; play guitar/trombone/trumpet/percussion; write songs/lyrics; arrange/orchestrate; and conduct. I have received national radio airplay with my band

I also have experience of performing in a number of orchestras, big bands, brass bands and rock/pop bands.
How much do you charge?
£25 per hour
£15 per half hour
Where do you teach?
I teach both at home and in students' homes.
When are you available?
I am mainly available during school holidays, with availability for intensive personal courses (e.g. a week of piano tuition).
During term times, I have availability on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Thursday afternoons.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages, from early years to adults.
I teach from beginner to intermediate level.
With music lessons, I involve as many different genres and musical skills as possible, to develop well-rounded, knowledgeable, multi-skilled musicians.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
If requested I prepare students for ABRSM Graded examinations. Although these are beneficial as they provide a good framework and targets for students, if too much importance is placed on them it can result in inflexible musicianship. I recommend developing a wider range of softer skills in addition to graded examinations, rather than simply perfecting a limited amount of material.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you have a personal message for students?
Each student is different, so each lesson is adapted to the student - reacting to their strengths and motivations, whilst simultaneously challenging and introducing them to new concepts and approaches.

Students improve most when they feel empowered, and therefore motivated to practise. My style is centred around providing the student with the tools to be able to work things out independently, developing effective personal practice methods, with a big focus on creativity. Allowing them the space to experiment, get things wrong, and self-correct.

Lessons include as many different elements of music making as possible (sight reading, aural skills, composition, transcription, improvisation, ensemble skills, performance techniques, music theory) involving as many different musical genres as possible, in order to develop all-round musicianship.