I am a classically-trained tuba player and am experienced in performing not only in solo contexts, but also in chamber and large ensemble settings. My knowledge of repertoire extends from classic, mainstream works to more experimental, contemporary compositions across several genres and performance contexts.
I have performed extensively with brass bands (on both Eb and BBb basses), wind bands and orchestras playing not only on the concert stage, but also at contests and competitions. My chamber music portfolio includes involvement in brass quintets and other mixed instrument ensembles.
Apart from classical styles, I am trained in Klezmer (Eastern European Jewish wedding music) and have experience playing Choro (a genre of Brazilian music). I am happy to tutor in either of these styles or advise and provide guidance on what you are interested in learning to play.
I am confident in teaching auxiliary instruments (sousaphone, helicon, etc.), other low brass instruments (euphonium, baritone, etc.) and can offer Skype lessons or travel to you. I am also able to coach ensembles (preferably brass/wind related) and also provide music theory lessons.
Lessons will start with a warmup followed by repertoire work interspersed with technical exercises. This ensures a good balance between different aspects of musicality. Emphasis placed on good technique and stylistic interpretation.
For Music Theory lessons, I draw on my varied experiences of ethnomusicology, musicology, transcription and analysis from several different genres of music to offer purpose-built tuition based on your interests. In addition to standard Western Classical music theory, I can also provide tuition in Southeast Asian music theory (particularly the musics of Indonesia and Thailand).
Online lessons: $25/30mins; $40/hour.
At your home lessons: $60/hour.
I am able to tailor classes to your specific interests and needs. Do please get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you!