Lessons available: Piano, Organ, Singing, Vocal Coach, Aural and Music Theory.

  • All styles
  • All ages
  • Beginners to advanced level
  • Preparation for auditions
  • GCSE, A Level & University performance
  • Choral parts for choirs

Students can opt to work towards exams; usually taken through ABRSM. For any not wishing to take formal exams there is the choice of a Performance Assessment which provides students with an attractive Certificate and constructive feedback with no marks or grading involved. Exams and the Performance Assessment are not compulsory and it is absolutely fine to learn purely for leisure. 

Chris has 10 years teaching experience; teaching various age groups from  5 - 70 + years of age and has prepared students for both exams and auditions. He has a wealth of professional performance experience which he is able to use to enhance his lessons. 

He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and an Accredited Music teacher for Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership.

All lessons are tailored to meet students individual requirements and Chris works on building a solid technique,  including Alexander technique in his lessons whilst also encouraging students to perform expressively and communicate the music. Chris' enthusiastic and patient approach helps create the ideal enjoyable learning experience. 

He holds frequent student concerts to allow his students the opportunity to perform with an audience and gain valuable performing experience, should they choose to take part. 

Chris holds a current DBS certificate and attended the training session: Safeguarding for Schools and Colleges on 07/09/15 organised by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board.

Please note: You will be charged for any missed appointments and lessons unless sufficient notice is given or for unforeseen circumstances.

 

Events

2018 dates: 

 

10th March, 19:30, Mahler - Symphony Nr 2 - Northamptom Bach Choir, New Leicester Youth Chorus. Organist: David Briggs.

 

Monday 21st May, 13:00, DMU Chamber Choir - Leicester Cathedral.

 

Saturday 26th May, 09:30-13:00, Choir workshop with Andrew Ashwin - Sawley. 

 

Sunday 10th June, 15:00, DMU Chorus - Choral and Orchestral Summer Concert. 

 

Wednesday 20th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring New Leicester Youth Chorus & Hall Orchard Primary school choir. Holy Trinity, Barrow upon Soar. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 

 

Saturday 23rd June, 10:00, Conducting Masterclass with Dr Amy Bebbington. Dorking. 

 

Monday 25th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring Tenor Soloist, William Searle (Guildhall, London). Rothley Parish Church. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 

 

Friday 29th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring New Leicester Youth Chorus. South Luffenham Parish Church. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 

 

Saturday 30th June, 19:30, Nottingham Hospitals' Choir Summer Concert. St John the Baptist, Beeston. Fee: £10.00 on entry. 

 

Saturday 14th July, 19:30, East Leake Community Choir & West Park Music students Summer Concert with Soloists. All Saints' Church, Sawley. Fee: £7.00 on entry. 

 

Autumn dates TBC.