Teaching

Stevenson College - Edinburgh

I am currently a temporary lecturer in the School of Music at Stevenson College in Edinburgh. The courses that I teach are Composition for Film and Television and Creative Music Technology. I also teach principal study composition.

Private Tuition

Theory

My grounding in theory is very strong and I teach upto ABRSM grade 8 theory.

Composition and Music Technology

I have experience teaching composition at various levels. I teach at a further education level at Stevenson College and have previously written and delivered a set of workshops for higher grade students in Sibelius Notation Software that involved individual composition work.

As an electroacoustic composer music technology and composition are, for me, firmly intertwined and I view my use of technology as a means to a musical end. This has lead me to become familiar with a variety of softwares and hardware, particularly sequencing software including Pro Tools and Cubase and Logic. I am also happy to tutor in recording and mixing techniques.

For the more adventurous I also teach MAX/msp, a programming language for making bespoke audio software.

Brass

I completed my first degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in euphonium performance. Teaching is something I enjoy greatly and I currently tutor the brass section and conduct the senior wind ensemble for the 4 Seasons Music School held annually in Stockton-on-Tees at Teesside High School. I would be willing to tutor privately from beginner through to advanced students.

Travel

I am happy to travel to students as long as my expenses are covered and the distance is feasible.