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Private flute tuition in English or French with a native speaker

Hello everyone!
My name’s Gareth, I’m a young music teacher from Ireland specialising in the flute. I have recently moved to Cologne and am delighted to begin welcoming new students to my private teaching studio!

I obtained my Bachelor of Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in the UK, graduating in 2015. This included a diploma in woodwind instrumental teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). I then moved to Paris to continue my musical studies at the Ѐcole Normale de Musique de Paris on the Cycle de Perfectionnement. I spent 3 years there studying with the principal flute players of both the Opera de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, whilst also taking advanced classes in music pedagogy.

I began teaching flute, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon and oboe in Northern Ireland at the Lisburn School of Music, and then continued teaching at the junior conservatoire of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In Paris, I worked for the Mairie de Paris as both a flute/woodwind and choir instructor, in both primary and high schools. I have consistently taught private students throughout all this, ranging from ages 4-80 and beginners through to advanced players.

My teaching style is relaxed in nature, however structured and goal orientated. I enjoy working with my students to set short term targets along with long term goals, and together work out a strategy and plan to achieve these aims, with the overall aim being enjoyment and love for making music. I love working with children as well as with adult learners, at all levels from total beginners to advanced players.
I teach currently from my new home teaching studio in Weidenpesch, Cologne. I have several slots to teach at the students home, however please contact me on here to arrange a time that suits. Travelling to the students home will include a travel charge unfortunately!
I speak fluent English and French and am offering lessons in both languages!

I hope to hear from you all soon,
Gareth

Location

At teacher's location: Ginsterpfad, 50737 Köln, Germany
At student's location: Around Cologne, Germany

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General info

Skills:

English:
English as a second language (esl)
French:
Fsl

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
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French

About Me

Hi everyone!

I'm Gareth, I'm 23 years old and I come from Ireland. I moved to Paris just under one year ago to study my Masters at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, after graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on the Bachelor of Music course in flute performance.

I began teaching flute in 2 schools in my home town in Ireland at the age of 16, a primary school and a high school, as well as teaching at my local school of music. Once I moved to Cardiff to study at age 18, I took modules in woodwind and flute teaching leading to a diploma in the area from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. I also led outwork projects and workshops in schools, hospitals and communities whilst in Cardiff.

Since arriving in Paris, I've taught the English language with some companies, as well as private flute tuition and I'm now combining the two, as many parents in particular requested it from me. I also run choral workshops in some primary schools, as well as working as a flute teacher in some of the local conservatoires.

I like to take a structured approach to teaching, setting long term goals and short term targets together with the pupil, and then working out an efficient practice regime based on these. I aim to keep the a good balance between hard work and enjoyment, and take is a priority that all my students enjoy making music and playing the flute first and foremost.

I am available to teach in English or French, as well as teaching English with the music lessons.

As well as catering for children, I also enjoy teaching mature or more advanced students, be it someone picking up the instrument again after many years or someone who hopes to pursue a career in music. If you wish to sit certain exams such as the ABRSM or Trinity grade/diploma systems I am more than happy to include this.

I also offer beginner lessons in Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe or Bassoon (roughly grade 5 standard.)

I've performed in professional orchestras and ensembles across Britain and Ireland, and am now aiming to launch an orchestral career in France. My teachers have included Colin Fleming, Roger Armstrong, Eva Stewart, Magali Mosnier and Catherine Cantin. I've also been fortunate enough to play in masterclasses for William Bennett, Michael Cox and Sir James Galway.

If it sounds like you'd be interested in learning with me and exploring the flute together, please message me and we can organize a consultation lesson to get to know each other a bit!

Hope to see you soon,
Gareth

Education

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, 2015-current. 6th cycle.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2011-2015, Bachelor Degree in Music.

Experience / Qualifications

BMus, 2015.
ABRSM Teaching Diploma, 2015.
ATCL Diploma, 2012.
ABRSM Grade 5 Piano, 2011.
Former flute tutor at Lisburn School of Music, Harmony Hill Primary School and the Wallace High School.

Reviews (2)

He has the patience, energy and enthusiasm to teach our 4 year old. He is very encouraging and very confident in what he is teaching. Happy to have him as our sons flute teacher.
Very well explained plans for structure of lessons and reasons, friendly manner and very knowledgable.

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