Richard H - tutor

Richard H
Tutor in Bermondsey, South East London

£35.00 / hour

Professional Composer and Experienced Tutor


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I'm Richard, and I'm a professional tutor. I have taught piano, composition and theory to students of all ages, and have seen them flourish into all round musicians. I have taught over 1,500 face to face lessons in English to Japanese speakers in Tokyo, and subsequently to other students online. In these lessons I have taught both to the precise specifications of the syllabus, and in a way that develops curiosity for the subject, English or Music, in general.

I am a composer by training, having received a First Class Honours in composition from the Royal Academy of Music, and I run a contemporary music ensemble, Ensemble x.y, for whom I compose music and organise concerts and recordings. The process of rehearsing and working with musicians, dancers and filmmakers, and facilitating understanding between them has made me a relaxed and effective communicator of musical ideas and concepts more generally.

I enjoy reading widely, particularly contemporary poetry and contemporary philosophy, and spend much of my free time discussing these ideas with my friends - all of which contributes to a clarity of thought in communication.

I know you will enjoy learning with me, and I look forward to meeting you.

Best Wishes,
Richard Hames

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Education and Qualifications

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Royal Academy of Music
BMus Composition


Alton College
A Levels
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  • - Music
  • - Drama
  • - Philosophy

Prizes and Scholarships

I received a commendation in the Alan Bush Prize 2014 for chamber music, as well as receiving the Mary Burgess Prize, and the Peter Latham Gift for academic achievement at the Royal Academy of Music


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