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Jack P
Tutor in North Harrow, Middlesex

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Enthusiastic and adaptable classically trained musician

After time at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, I currently study at the Royal College of Music in London and work in my part-time position of Teacher of Brass at the Peterborough School. Having toured and performed internationally with various ensembles on French Horn, Tenor Horn and Trumpet, I now spend many hours a day practising the Horn and honing my skills, alongside playing in orchestras and chamber ensembles, and receiving tuition from some of the finest musicians in the world. I teach a broad range of students, diverse in age, ability and aims.

Due to my academic studies at the RCM I have proficient music theory and aural skills, and I believe this forms a fundamental part of the development of any musician. I am comfortable teaching to all ABRSM and Trinity Music Theory exams, helping in preparation for the aural requirements of instrumental exams, and I also have experience tutoring for GCSE and A Level Music exams as well as Music Technology, in which I received an A* A2 Level grade.

In the theatre I have worked as a Musical Director at the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells and Curve Theatre, Leicester, alongside other professional shows. This experience working with a wide range of singers, from young adults to trained professionals has given me a wealth of problem-solving experience, and my teaching encourages the use of good breath support, which in turn releases tension, freeing the voice. This will expand range and improve tone and control, allowing you to just enjoy singing!

I am punctual, adaptable, professional, enthusiastic, and experienced in working with and teaching students of all ages. My timetable is flexible and changeable, so please don't hesitate to get in touch to organise a lesson!
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Reviews and References

There are 12 reviews or references for Jack.

Written by Matthew W

Jack is great.

Jack isn't the first person to try and teach me to sing, but he is the first to make complete sense while doing it. A natural, engaging, enthusiastic teacher, who clearly has a great understanding of what he is doing. He couldn't come any more highly recommended from me.
Subject:
Singing
Outcome:
I feel as though I have come along immensely in terms of both understanding and confidence after the sessions.
Written by Mira I

Excellent Singing Teacher

Since 2014, Jack has taught me singing and English (as a second language).

I am extremely happy with his work and have already made a lot of progress.

Jack is obviously very passionate about teaching, he is always friendly, helpful, and eager.
It goes without saying that he is always punctual and well prepared.

As a teacher, Jack works at a very fast pace. He is able to do this because he has excellent hearing (and listening) skills, extensive musical knowledge, and a talent for explanation. So, whenever I have a question or he notices an issue he can give an answer or a correction which is tailored precisely to my voice.

I would strongly recommend Jack as a singing teacher and language coach.
Subject:
Singing
Outcome:
I performed 'One Day I'll Fly Away' on stage infront of a large audience.
Written by Shankho C

Singing Reference

I've been taking singing lessons with Jack for the last 2 months, about once a week.
I can say without a doubt that they are a highlight of an otherwise stressful week.
This is thanks to Jack's super friendly attitude to rehearsals. That's not to say he doesn't push you hard, he makes it very clear that it's a two way street and he can't help if you don't put the effort in yourself.
He'll make you do all sorts of strange exercises, but takes the time to explain how they affect your singing and what the benefits are. Rather than going through the motions with some songs, he'll focus on technique and fundamentals until you're ready to actually sing.
Subject:
Singing
Outcome:
I genuinely think I've come a long way thanks to lessons with Jack. He's given me a greater understanding of the bad habits I've picked up through the years and how to go about correcti
Written by Linda K

Jack P M

Trumpet practice had become a ritual and increasingly difficult to achieve. Jack is a breath of fresh air and his enthusiasm and professionalism is infectious. We are enjoying playing again and enjoying improving. Jack is more than just a trumpet teacher, he has many talents which allows him to make the lessons effective but fun.
Subject:
Trumpet
Outcome:
Happy Trumpet playing
Written by Penny M

Talented and fun tutor

We've only recently met Jack but our son is a big fan already. We hired Jack to help with cornet practice and with moving new pieces along. He did that in spades and used a variety of different techniques which were effective and interesting. He built a rapport with the young student very quickly and certainly has credibility.
Subject:
Cornet
Outcome:
I would recommend Jack as a brass tutor.
Written by Melanie B

Knowledgeable tutor makes challenging material accessible

I have only just started working with Jack but have so far found him extremely knowledgable on the subject of Music Theory. I am an adult learner studying for ABRSM grade 6 theory. Jack makes sure that the lessons are challenging and I feel that I am being given a good basis, not only for the exam, but for future musical study.
Subject:
Music Theory
Outcome:
We have only just started so no outcome yet other than an increasing knowledge base.
Written by Lisa O

Excellent and inspirational

Jack is an inspirational, kind and patient tutor who has rekindled my daughter's enthusiasm for music. He identified in their first lesson that she might be better suited to French Horn than to the trumpet, which she had been struggling with, and encouraged her to believe in herself again. I wholeheartedly recommend.
Subject:
French Horn
Outcome:
My daughter is beginning to get her musical mojo back and her belief in herself is growing fast.
Written by Johnnie Y

Best Tutoring Experience So Far

Having had many online tutors across different services and platforms, I feel this one with Jack so far has been the most professional one yet. As an IGCSE music student (with bad music theory), Jack was patient to guide me through my composition from the very basic construction of melody to writing a good harmony and rhythm section through various demonstrations and explanations. Although, he was careful to ensure that I write all of the parts myself and the way I want it to, so my pieces are original!
Subject:
Sibelius
Written by Johnnie Y

Great Music Composition Teacher

Genuinely, best music teacher I have had! Can teach composition right from the basics, and is very patient.
Subject:
Sibelius
Outcome:
IGCSE final composition finished.
Written by Anita S

Brilliant tutor

Subject:
Piano (Beginner)
Written by Lisa O

Enthusiastic and inspirational

Jack helped to bring my daughter back to music when she had all but consigned it to history. Very kind when she needed gentle encouragement.
Subject:
French Horn
Outcome:
My daughter allowed herself to enjoy music again.
Written by Bill C

Superb

Excellent lesson at the appropriate level as I have not played for 30 years.
Subject:
Piano (Beginner)
Outcome:
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Education and Qualifications

Jack's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Royal College of Music
Degree
BMus (Hons)

School

Institution
Robert Smyth Academy
A Levels
x3
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  • - Maths
    B
  • - Music
    A
  • - Music Technology
    A*
Institution
Robert Smyth Academy
AS Levels
x3
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  • - Maths
    A
  • - Music
    A
  • - Music Technology
    A
Institution
Robert Smyth Academy
GCSEs
x9
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  • - Art
    A*
  • - Electronics
    A
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - French
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Music
    A*
  • - Spanish
    A*
  • - Science
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Kibworth High School Music Award (2010)

Other Qualifications

ABRSM Grade 8 French Horn (Distinction)
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory

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