Leon Haxby
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Professional Piano / Composition / Music Theory Lessons in English

I am a friendly, patient and professional Piano, Composition and DJ teacher from London, currently living near Amsterdam. I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where I graduated with a BMus in Composition in 2015. I am now studying for a Masters degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx. My previous teachers include Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. I have also taken part in masterclasses with Mario Garuti and Colin Matthews.

I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. My scores are held in the Royal Academy of Music and American Viola Society libraries, and my pieces have been performed in various locations throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and South Africa.

In addition to classical composition, I have also completed a number of scores for short films, and composed the soundtrack for Marianna Jungman's show at London Fashion Week in 2014. Other collaborators include Jeff Leyshon, Andrew Delaney, Zena Holloway and New York-based photographer Graeme Montgomery. I have been commissioned to write soundtracks for Japanese Vogue, and Cent Magazine.

For DJing I specialise in Techno, Dubstep and Drum & Bass music. I was taught by Noah Priddle and Kasey Riot at the London Sound Academy where I completed a course in 2017.

Teaching Experience:
From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.

In 2016 I began giving private lessons, and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5 year olds to adults. Between April-July 2017, I also gave private and small-group music lessons at a local primary school.

Approach to Teaching:
My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. I also provide a general music education as I believe in a holistic approach, and increasing their passion for music which will increase their motivation for practice and improvement.

Location

At teacher's location: Oosterdokskade, 1011 DL Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Purmerend, Netherlands

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Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
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Duration:

30 minutes
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The class is taught in:

English

About Me

*English below*
Hallo! Ik ben een masterstudent uit Engeland die aan het Conservatorium van Amsterdam studeert en biedt muzieklessen aan aan iedereen die wil leren. Nederlandssprekers zijn welkom - muziek is een universele taal!

Hello! I am a Masters student from the UK studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and am offering music lessons for anyone who wants to learn. Dutch-speakers are welcome - music is a universal language!

Education

Bassoon Grade 8 ABRSM Distinction
Piano Grade 7 ABRSM
Music Theory Grade 5 ABRSM

BMus Composition - Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire 2011-2015
MMus Composition - Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2017-present

Experience / Qualifications

From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.

In 2016 I began giving private lessons, and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5 year olds to adults. Between April-July 2017, I also gave private and small-group music lessons at a local primary school.

Reviews (5)

Super patient and knowledgeable, a great first lesson. Cheers!
My first piano class and absolutely loved it. Thank you Leon!
Leon was amazing teacher..he has patience, knowledge and gives you motivation to keep on practicing. I strongly recommend him as your maestro!
great experience so far!
Leon is a very pleasant, patient person and explains well. I am happy with the lesson. Booking another one :)

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