Teaching & Outreach
What and who do I teach?
I teach saxophone and clarinet to both children and adults alike. I am also very passionate about teaching recorder and piano for beginners. I enjoy teaching chamber music performance just as much as I enjoy teaching music theory.
- Saxophone (any level)
- Clarinet (Grades 1-8)
- Recorder (any level)
- Flute (Beginners only)
- Piano (Beginners only)
- Musicianship/Music Theory exams
Where do I teach?
My teaching space varies depending on each student/learner. I can teach from my home music room in Duxford for a good lesson experience or sometimes I travel myself. The music room is a short walk from local bus stop and within easy access of Junction 10 of the M11. I am also available for tuition in Cambridge and London depending on the location and my availability. Please contact me if you wish to arrange a lesson.
When am I available?
I am available to teach during the day or evening depending on my availability. Please contact me if you wish to discuss suitable times.
Which ages and levels do I teach?
I am very happy to teach all ages and levels and I have a good deal of experience teaching complete beginners.
What kind of experience do I have?
As well as being a private teacher in London, I have been collaborating with RCM Sparks on projects and workshops since 2015. I have learnt a lot about working with children from all sorts of different backgrounds. I can adapt to the individual needs of each student/learner and I am very happy to be flexible with just playing for fun or working towards graded exams.
How do I know that now is the right time for my child to start playing an instrument?
If you/your child can concentrate for around 20 minutes, know the alphabet, can count up to 5 or 10, then we’re ready to start learning to play an instrument!
Do I have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
How many lessons do I have to commit to?
We can discuss your needs at the very start and also throughout the year. If you would like to have a regular session on a weekly basis, I would recommend committing to at least five lessons. If for any reason you can’t continue your lessons, I just ask for two weeks' notice so I can use that time for another student/learner.
Please be aware that all lessons are subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy. Should any lesson date or time need to be cancelled or rearranged, a full 24 hours' notice is required to avoid being charged for the missed lesson.
My personal message for students
"Music is something that is here for us and can never be taken from you. It is an amazing way to discover beautiful things. Let's learn, have fun, share and create together!"
© 2021 adam greenwood-byrne
Cover photo credit © Howard Rankin