- Bass Clarinet
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Each lesson has to be an enjoyable experience tailored around your individual needs. I want to nurture and develop a love of music on every level. I strive to foster a deep knowledge of an area of music that is important to you, or a love for an instrument.
I aim to develop superb performance technique and enhance your aural awareness. I am keen to work with a variety of people at all stages in their musical experience.
:: Playing is the important thing and always the centre of each lesson.
:: Sight reading and aural awareness of the music is important.
:: Technique such as scales, arpeggios and method studies are there to help support the repertoire you are learning.
:: Theory and analysis is there to support and deepen your understanding of the music
:: Composition and creativity (including improvisation) is included and encouraged if the student wishes!
I always encourage my students to have a practise notebook in which I make a quick note as to what you should be focusing your time on during the week between lessons.
Newcastle University - Master of Music
Newcastle University - Bachelor of Music
Since completing my Masters in Composition (graduating with distinction) and Bachelor of Music (2:1) at Newcastle University in the UK, I have gone on to explore music in a variety of ways:
I taught classroom music in the top 2 achieving schools in the North of England, and was Assistant Director of Music responsible for creating an engaging curriculum across the whole school (K-12 equivalent). I have conducted Jazz Bands, Symphony Orchestras and choirs, you name it!
As a composer I regularly write music for my students to play. I have written music for film scores and television series and adverts. a few examples can be seen/heard here: chrismcguiremusic.com and soundcloud.com/chris-mcguire-music
:: I am classically trained to Grade 8+ (ABRSM, UK, c. grade 10 RCM equivalent).
I have conducted choirs, orchestras and jazz ensembles. I regularly accompany choirs and soloists. As a performer I have had residency in various establishments in the North of England, performing as a soloist or as part of an ensemble. As a piano and clarinet teacher I arrange resources for my students to access easily, and tailor them to suit their needs. I have hosted recitals and concerts for my students if that is something they would be interested in. I have had pupils as young as 4 years old right up to being as young as 78 years old(!). I always aim to ensure that our lessons are instructive, fulfilling and interesting. I would be delighted to help you or a family member discover music and foster an enjoyment for the best hobby/subject in the world. :: I am able to develop superb technique in my student's performance. :: I am flexible in offering students the choice to play what they like, whilst maintaining the best posture/technique and developing a deeper musical awareness. I am able to accompany my students and offer accompanist for choirs/soloists alike I can improvise in jazz, blues, folk and pop idioms. I compose regularly in a variety of different ways, using manuscript, pen and paper, or using software and industry standard techniques to create a professional product. I encourage students to create their own music, using whatever method they would like to explore. I would be delighted to work with a student who is keen to develop their musical skills in any of these areas.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher