From September, 2019, I have been contracted as a Director at Hot House Music LLP for Swansea. I became affiliated with this social enterprise company because of the additional opportunities I am now able to offer my students - such as recording, ensembles and tours! As well as maintaining and creating more tuition, I now run several music centres with various ensembles for adults and children. As part of this role, I will be organising regular concerts and performance opportunities for students.
From September, 2018, I am employed by Penyrheol Comprehensive School as their brass and woodwind peripatetic tutor. I also help with an outreach programme to encourage music development in the primary schools that feed the comprehensive.
From September, 2014, until June, 2019 I was a County Music Group Tutor at Five Valleys Music Centre in Stroud. Within this role, I conducted and arranged music for various adult and child ensembles, including an adult wind band and youth wind band, orchestra and brass band. I also ran senior theory classes. Additionally, I was the brass specialist for Gifted and Talented tuition (formerly called, First Access), where I guided groups of children or adults through a crash course in learning an instrument for the first time.
As part of Gloucestershire Music until Dec, 2019, I was a Whole Class Ensemble Tutor (WCET). I have experience guiding a successful scheme of work to primary school children on a 10, 20 or 30 week programme. Therein, I deliver whole class brass lessons to children from a range of backgrounds, throughout the county.
On a self-employed basis, I have ran year-round whole class recorder lessons for Year 3 in one primary school and have previously operated as a Music Coordinator within another, where I taught Foundation Years Music, whole class recorder and whole class brass lessons to children in year groups 2 to 6. As a result, I have developed my own series of whole class lessons on brass instruments, recorders and general musicianship that I am able to offer to other schools through HHMusic.
Moreover, I am a peripatetic tutor, running lessons within and outside of schools for children and adults. Although the main tuition in these lessons is on brass instruments, I am also able to teach beginner woodwind, guitar and drum lessons. Peripatetic tuition is my main speciality. I teach online and face-to-face, using my new studio space!
In addition to the above, I have run a brass ensemble in a private secondary school and assisted with an adult concert band, Lakeside Concert Band. I therefore have experience teaching in a range of contexts for adults and children.
I undergo Continuing Professional Development (CPD).