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Rehearsing Rob Wiffin's 'The Sands of Time' with the British Clarinet Ensemble over the weekend. Rob Wiffin is an old collegue of mine from the RAF Central Band who went on to become the Organizing Director of Music RAF Music Services. In this last movement 'The Dancing Lady' we grappled with the...

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Although I am now open for face-to-face tuition again, I am still implementing Covid-safe practices in accordance with the advice of my professional association the ISM and I will only offer face-to-face lessons to those who have received both Covid jabs. I am also now restricting face-to-face tu...

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I am pleased to be able to announce that, in accordance with Government Covid regulations, I will be resuming face-to-face tuition from May 10th. Due to the break in tuition ending on 9th May, this will be the earliest opportunity to do this.

Some music teachers have found the transition to online tuition difficult. This one really went that extra mile.

Throughout the Covid pandemic I have been guided by the advice of my professional association, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and having carried out the risk assessment they have advocated, I have made the decision not to resume face-to-face tuition at the present time.. On July 13th the ...

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I no longer offer any face-to-face tuition but continue to teach online via: Face Time/WhatsApp/Zoom/Skype/Messenger/Microsoft Meeting etc. I have been doing online tuition for several years now and have taught students as far away as India. I am therefore already well versed in the technicalitie...

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Since I posted my Covid-19 contingency plans only a few days ago things have moved on. In view of the Governments latest advice I feel it is now only a matter of time before the entire country is places in lockdown and it will no longer be possible to offer face-to-face tuition. I am therefore ma...

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This style of clarinet playing is radically different from the classical approach with its use of a pronounced vibrato and an 'unfocused' tone. It owes much to the legacy of Sidney Bechet whose style of playing was emulated by so many other players in this genre. It is sometimes very difficult to...

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2 years ago
Since taking lessons with Chris my playing has improved considerably. He is very patient and not critical when I play badly. He is always suggesting ways to practice better and improve my playing. It was quite daunting taking up lessons later in life, but he makes you feel at ease and able to progress. I am now working towards my grade 2 clarinet exam, and also working on improving my music theory to help with playing/reading music.
- Linda C
2 years ago
Chris has been teaching my 12 year old daughter clarinet and alto saxophone for nearly 5 years now and is also currently teaching my 9 year old son clarinet. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and focuses on good technique and allows my children to experience a wide repertoire of music. He always provides extra opportunities for them to learn outside of their lessons by sending us music and links for additional support and learning.
- Andie B
2 years ago
I am just finishing my first course with Chris. As an "older" student who is learning an instrument and music for the first time, I was extremely apprehensive and nervous, but made to feel very comfortable with my progress, or sometimes lack of it ! I will be continuing with my lessons.Great teacher, would highly recommend !!!
- Raymond B

Clarinet & Saxophone Tuition for All

Expert tuition for all ages and levels of ability from beginner to advanced. I am a well qualified and seasoned specialist with over forty years successful experience both as a music teacher and professional musician. Since 1975 I have maintained a 100% pass rate in ABRSM examinations with over 95% of my pupils gaining passes with merit or distinction.

I also offer tuition in music theory, GCSE & A level music and, for those living outside my area, I can offer tuition via Webcam (Skype/Zoom) 

I am fully DBS checked for work in schools and registered on the update service.

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