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    English Tuition from a Native English Speaker (Groups or 1-to-1)

    I hold a TEFL certification and have prior experience teaching English, as a class tutor and on-on-one, in Spain, Cambodia and Palestine, as well as working as a conversation assistant to encourage fluency. I can work at your pace, whether it's for exam preparation, text analysis, grammar or just wishing to feel more confident. I also work with those wishing to learn business English and can cater for vocabularly in specific fields of work.

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    At teacher's location: Leuven, Belgium

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    Skills:
    English:
    English as a second language (esl), English for adults
    Age:
    Children (7-12 years old)
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    30 minutes
    45 minutes
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English, Spanish

    About Me

    I am a musician who focuses on collaboration and composition, using jazz as the context in which to do this. I teach technical aspects for double and electric bass, but also Jazz Harmony and Improvisation skills. Currently, I'm on the Masters in Jazz program at Luca Arts.

    The most current project I'm involved with, the Tenement Jazz Band, are a Scottish group whose focus is on preserving and giving new life to traditional New Orleans Jazz. Hopefully I can bring some of this to Leuven!

    I'm also keen in cross-collaborative arts, particularly within the world of circus. I spent three years on the road with Nofit State Circus, actually visiting Zomer Van Antwerpen in 2015, and saw how much music can enhance the visual and spatial experience of a circus show. It's all about bringing people together and at a time like this it's more important than ever to find a way to connect through music.

    Education

    Edinburgh Napier University - 2009 - 2012
B.A (Honours) Popular Music with 1st Class Honours
    - Three years learning about Popular Music, trained on the electric bass and double bass. Development of skills in research, analysis and presentation, combined with extensive use of Logic, Pro-Tools, Sibelius and iMovie programs, as well as Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. Used together over my academic term to deliver research and findings for major projects, debates, and assessments on World Music, Creativity in musicians and Pop Music Culture and to also present analysis on the current Creative Industries Sector. Major Project included research into communication, conducting and creativity within a group context.

    Experience / Qualifications

    Performance Experience:
    Tenement Jazz Band 2018 - Present
    Transcribing, reviving and performing the world of New Orleans Trad Jazz! Recently released a live album (TJB Goes South) from our last 24 date tour around the UK. Involved playing for Swing Dancing societies and the network of jazz clubs in Britain.

    Jazz Bar Residency, Edinburgh.
    Every Wednesday night, playing contemporary New Orleans funk until the small hours in the world renowned Jazz Bar.

    Muliti-Instrumentalist - Nofit State Circus - 2014 - 2017
    Role involved touring around Europe and elsewhere playing Bass, Double Bass, Djembe, Accordion, Piano, Ooud and backing vocals, needs differing per-tour, performing on stage with an in-ear monitor set up. Living on the road and providing help with choir and vocals for performers as well as writing fresh material as needed.

    Current and Previous Educational Experience:
    Lyra - Facilitator/Assistant Tutor - January 2018 - Present

    Drake Music Scotland - Associate Musician September 2018 - 2020
    Involved working with young people with various learning requirements to create music and deliver performances, creating opportunities to make and play music.

    Assistant Tutor/Resident Musician – Tinderbox Orchestra- Edinburgh 2010 - 2019
    My role varied considerably but generally involved helping out with various aspects of running the orchestra and delivering a unique opportunity for young musicians aged 13-25.

    Project Band Tutor - September 2017- June 2019
    Working from Aberdeen Performing Arts at the Lemon Tree to deliver weekly workshops on songwriting, theory, recording and all other practical aspects of working in the music industry. Involved a once weekly commute from Edinburgh for a 2 hour session, and put in charge of approximately 20 young people, aged 15 - 18.

    Sounds of Palestine - April -July 2017
    10 weeks in Bethlehem teaching double bass to young children, aged 6-10, in an orchestral environment, akin to El Sistema. Other highlights included working and performing with musicians in the local scene and developing an idea of Palestinian and Syrian songs as well as learning some introductory Arabic.

    Volunteer Music Workshop Leader - Project Hope, Palestine - 11/07/2016 - 1/09/2016
 Role involved arranging daily lessons and workshops for young people and children ranging from age 4 to 25 in up to 12 classes for Summer Camps and Summer School programs across the West Bank city of Nablus, as well as other places in the Occupied Territories.

    Qualifications:
    Edinburgh Napier University - 2009 - 2012
B.A (Honours) Popular Music with 1st Class Honours
    Three years learning about Popular Music, trained on the electric bass and double bass. Development of skills in research, analysis and presentation, combined with extensive use of Logic, Pro-Tools, Sibelius and iMovie programs, as well as Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. Used together over my academic term to deliver research and findings for major projects, debates, and assessments on World Music, Creativity in musicians and Pop Music Culture and to also present analysis on the current Creative Industries Sector. Major Project included research into communication, conducting and creativity within a group context.
    Specialising in jazz theory as well as double and electric bass technique, but mostly learning how to play! I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals as well as groups, focusing on listening skills, transcription, composition and communicating musical ideas through notation software Musescore. I have extensive experience performing and teaching in Scotland and around the world. I graduated in 2012 from Edinburgh Napier University, working as a full-time session musician since. Tuition fees can vary and be negotiated on an individual basis.

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