My Tuition Approach

As a fully enhanced DBS checked tutor, Phil has built up a wealth of experience teaching pupils aged 6 - 75 over the past decade in a variety of subjects ranging from classical grades to jazz improvisation and theory.

Teaching at homes, schools and colleges, Phil has taught from complete beginners to advanced performers in individual lessons and classes of up to 60 pupils.

His approach to teaching is firstly for the pupils to enjoy themselves in the lessons while working around their strengths and weaknesses with an encouragement on the fundamentals of the instrument, making every lesson tailored to each pupil.

---WHAT I OFFER---

Lessons can be based in Kelsall, Cheshire (optional home visits if within a 10 mile radius) or from the "Wincham School of Music" office based at Wincham Wharf in Northwich on Sunday and Tuesday.

Instruments & Topics Taught:

           Beginner Level

Guitar

Ukulele

Keyboard

Vocals

Trumpet

Trombone

Euphonium / Baritone

          Beginner to Advanced Level

Jazz Theory

Clarinet

Flute

Saxophone

Recorder

Improvisation

Performance Skills

          Big Band Saxophone Sectionals

Altrincham and Northwich rehearsals - Spring 2019

Please contact for more info

---OPTIONS---

Below are some different packages of what I offer as a tutor. Please have a read of the below and if interested or you have any questions please get in contact an I will get back in touch soon as possible

I also offer home visits if they are within a 10 mile radius of my base. If you are interested in this please contact me for more info.

Individual

What these offer:
1. Fastest rate of progression
2. Grades of ARBSM or Trinty College for Sax, Flute & Clarinet
Main Topics include:
Grades (for Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet)
Improvisation
Performance skills
Sight Reading
Jazz Theory
Other Topics include:
Guitar
Ukulele
Keyboard
Vocals
​Recorder
Price - £30 pr/hr

Group Tuition

If you want to learn the above instruments together with a group of friends and want to keep the price down then this may be the best choice for you. If there is a difference in the ability of each of the pupils then it may be worth having a couple of “One on One” lessons as bumper sessions to build up technique faster.
Topics include:
Improvisation
Performance skills & Band Workshop
Sight Reading
Jazz Theory
Groups include different combinations of the following instruments. If interested please contact me to discuss possibilities.
Guitar
Ukulele
Keyboard
Vocals
Clarinet
Flute
Saxophone
Recorder
Price - £37 pr/hr for 2 pupil minimum, then £45 pr/hr for 3 pupils with +£15 for each pupil after. Class size 6 pupils maximum.

Class Tuition

For Schools & Colleges this is a great way to introduce music to pupils in a large group environment with another DBS checked music tutor.
Usually lasting a term these sessions aim to inspire and bring out creativeness.
Topics include:
Improvisation
Performance skills & Band Workshop
Theory
Combinations include:
1) Guitar Group
2) Ukulele Group
3) Recorder Group
4) Flute Group
5) Clarinet Group
6) Saxophone Group
7) Wind & Brass group (Flute, Sax, Clari, Trumpet, Baritone & Euphonium)
8) Wind Group (Combination of Sax, Flute and or Clarinet)
9) Recorder Group
10) Band workshop (for experienced players or students who have at least 1 yr of the following instruments)
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Wind & Brass

 

 

As this tuition all depends on what instruments the school currently owns / rents - please contact me if there are other instruments needed as due to the repair side I may have instruments which can be rented / purchased. I also know where to get budget priced instruments from I should be able to cater for all requests.

 

 

Please note that with this option there must be either a TA or another Teacher in the room while tuition is delivered.

 

 

Please ask for any special requests and these will try to be accommodated in the course.
Price - £60 pr/hr