As an experienced educator Phil helps students of all ages and abilities reach their full potential through one-to-one, group and workshops tuition. His current roles include the musical directorship of NYJO London; an ensemble for 9-19 year olds to learn, hone and craft their jazz, improvisation and section playing. Phil is also the saxophone and jazz tutor at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Kensington and a sessional music tutor for both Greenwich and Kent music hubs. Previously, he has worked for East Leeds Music Centre as a woodwind tutor working with mixed age, ability and instrumental classes as well as having his own thriving private practice for tuition for 5 years.
When teaching privately Phil aims to create a welcoming and comfortable learning environment in order to get the best out of the student at hand. He has had the privilege of teaching all ages from 7 to 70 and will plan an individual scheme of lessons to fulfil the pupils goals as quickly and thoroughly as possible, achieving a high success rate. Phil can teach both jazz and classical studies.
Here are a few of the things Phil help you prepare for:
- ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall graded examinations. 1-8 (including theory.)
- Music College, University, Music School Auditions.
- GCSE/A-Level preparation and revision.
- Returning to music – all those things you may forgotten!
- To learn those tunes you’ve always wanted to play!
Workshops and Masterclasses:
Phil has taken the time to create a set of individually crafted workshops aimed at school, college and university level students based on his experiences as a musician. His aim is to be concise, practical and informative, with clear handouts for students to take away in order for the students to continue their personal development after the class has ended.
Example workshops can be found here, or alternatively you can commission a new masterclass or workshop subject. All workshops contain practical elements in order involve as many students as possible and attain the groups interest. As well as the examples of jazz workshops Phil is also equipped to work cross-genre in performance masterclass settings working with individuals and chamber projects, helping them further their musicianship.
Phil has experience working with a variety of ensembles ranging from big bands and wind orchestras to saxophone and wind quartets. He thrives off mentoring ensembles and aims to get the best out of every musician in the group within a fun, controlled yet exciting atmosphere in which he believes to be key to the developmental process! Equipped and trained to conduct/direct an ensemble Phil can help improve balance, dynamics & articulation as well as interaction.