'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.' Plato
John is available for private and group teaching both classical and jazz on the saxophone and clarinet starting from beginners to grade eight. For all his practical teaching he follows the Paul Harris's method of exploring and focusing on posture, pulse, phonology, and personality within music. This approach gives all students a core foundation if they are playing for fun or wish to follow a graded system.
He also teaches classical and jazz theory and can assist with GCSE and A level music. He explores the understanding of musical concepts such as figured bass to secondary dominant chords in an easy and enjoyable manner.
John uses a method of teaching called simultaneous learning. Instead of the tradition method of teaching by learning scales and playing through classical pieces, this approach extracts the ingredients of a piece. This is then worked through by using musical connections in rhythm, sound, writing, and then placed back into context. This allows the student a full understanding of a piece and through a creative right brain process.
Recently John has started teaching private one on one sessions in Colchester, Essex once a month. These are 45 minute sessions, where John will look at specific areas you wish to focus on. Please email below for all details on teaching.
Grade 8 Associated Board of Music
BA Dartington College of Arts
MA Middlesex University
ISM Virtuoso Teacher Qualification
ISM Private Teacher