Do you want to learn to play clarinet, bass clarinet, or saxophone?
A child (or adult!) just beginning?
An intermediate player that wants to develop further?
An adult that hasn't played in a long time and wants to again?
A theatermaker that wants to add something to your performance?
A musician that wants to learn to double?
A music college student that wants to broaden your knowledge with contemporary music and extended techniques, such as circular breathing, slap tonguing and multiphonics?
I can help! Tuition for all ages and playing levels are accepted, and lessons are tailored to what YOU want to learn. My teaching philosophy is to make playing music enjoyable, so it's important to find music that YOU want to learn. That can be classical, pop, jazz, folk music, klezmer… whatever you like! If you'd like to go through the grading system, great. If you just want to play for yourself, no problem! If you're in music college or already a professional and need some specialist training, fantastic!
I've been teaching for over 15 years to my own private students, at music schools, as an after-school tutor, and in group lessons as part of the Dutch and UK primary school curriculum. Additionally I have lectured and given masterclasses at the university level and teach on the summer course at the Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto.
I hold 3 music degrees up to Masters level from music conservatoires in the Netherlands and United States, and am an internationally recognized bass clarinet and contemporary music specialist. I myself play in various ensembles, from classical to jazz, and improvisation to klezmer.
Interested? Call or email for a lesson at my studio in East London (preferred, but willing to travel if the circumstances require).
Lesson times, duration, and regularity are flexible to your needs.
Enhanced DBS (CRB) Certificate.
For more info about me, just Google "Jason Alder clarinet" to find my website.