Private Teaching

Instruments & General Musicianship

Private Music Lessons - Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Technology by John Wesley Barker

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Enhanced CRB Disclosure for the school, church & community groups and individuals.


Private tuition rates:
£30.00 - 60 minutes
£45.00 - 90 minutes
£20.00 - 40 minutes
£15.00 - 30 minutes
£10.00 - 20 minutes
£180.00 - full day (5 hours)
PDF MU Teaching Rates PDF

* 10 Lessons per Term rates:
£142.50 - 30 minutes
£95.00 - 20 minutes
* These fees are applicable for 10 lessons per term and presently only applied at The Gillingham School & Struminster Newton High School. Pupils may share a lesson by arrangement and pay an equal portion of the relevant fee. E-mail me for further details.
School rate:
£35.00 per hour
Institutional rates:
£40.00 - 1 hour
£150.00 - half day
£300.00 - full day
ABRSM Examination Accompanist:
£5.00 per candidate - Grades 1-3
£7.50 per candidate - Grades 4 & 5
£10.00 per candidate - Grades 6 & 7
£15.00 per candiate - Grade 8


Local Links:
Wessex Music
Dorset Rural Music School
Dorset Music Service
Links:
Music Teachers UK
Musicians Union
Sing Up!
National Curriculum Music
SoundJunction
Associated Board
Trinity Guildhall
London College Of Music
Musical Futures
Creative Partnerships
Music for Teachers
MusicEd
Music Manifesto
Recommended:
Spotify for music online.
Wessex Music of Sherbourne, Dorset. The only music shop you'll need for instrument supplies, instrument hire, music sales, reeds and excellent repair service by fully qualified repairers and much more...
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Private Music Teaching

open quoteI generally recommend an initial one hour friendly consultative lesson, more advanced pupils may wish to have a 90 minute lesson, younger pupils usually 20 - 30 minutes. This gives me and you a chance to make a needs assessment and make a plan for the following lessons. Each pupil is unique. I encourage pupils to have agreed goals which they practice to achieve. This results in pupils having lessons only when they need, e.g. sometimes not necessarily weekly. I want pupils to progress and only wish to have pupils who are motivated to improve through practice. I offer encouragement, information, tools, support and techniques to give pupils access to ways to improve and progress and to boost confidence.

Particular emphasis is given to General Musicianship including, ear training, improvisation, sight-reading, writing music, extended performance techniques, harmony and theory. I teach children and adults in individual or group lessons.close quote

Music Education Code of Practice

Lessons in Schools

Lessons in school time are given by arrangement with the school. 10 lessons per term are paid for in advance. Individual or Shared lessons are available. Advice is given on instrument purchase or hire.


Instruments and topics

Associated Board Publications
  • flute
  • recorder
  • saxophone
  • clarinet
  • piano & keyboard
  • theory
  • aural
  • improvisation
  • composition
  • music technology & software applications
  • chamber music and combo sessions

Syllabus

  • Fun and enjoyment playing, listening and creating music.
  • Beginners to Advanced - from starters to Diploma and beyond.
  • Graded Examinations: Pupils may wish to take Practical and Theory Examinations with the Associated Board or Trinity and other examination boards.
  • National Curriculum - Music at Foundation level, Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4. Support of GCE Advanced Subsidiary Levels, A2 Level and GCE Advanced Level
  • Genres: classical, jazz, pop & rock, world, avant-garde, minimal and loads more.

Location

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I teach mostly in Dorset and welcome pupils from: Blandford Forum, Durweston, Stourpaine, Sturminster Newton, Iwerne Minster, Child Okeford, Charlton Marshall, Turnworth, Mere, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Shillingstone, Yeovil, Dorchester, Wareham, Swanage, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth, Sherbourne, Farnham, Tollard Royal, Ringwood, Christchurch and beyond! For more details or to book a lesson contact me

Support & Resources

Pupils learning an instrument focus on expressive tone production, comfortable articulation by tonguing, fingering movement, stable posture. Dedication to regular and effective practice is essential. Pupils are also encouraged to listen, particularly to exponents of their instrument. Included is:

Music Book Store is my Amazon Associate page showing music books that I use and recommend. Every time a purchase is made via my Music Book Store I get a tiny commission. Thanks.


Terms & Conditions

Musicians' Union
  • 24 hours notice appreciated to cancel or change lesson,
  • To book a lesson or consultation, send me an e-mail to request a time that suits you.
  • Please tell me about your particular requirements and experience and I will get back in contact with you.
  • Fees are payable in advance or at the end of each lesson, payment received by cheque - made payable to Independent Music Services incur a handling charge of £0.30p, credit transfer by Internet Banking is preferred. PayPal or cash. See Rates in the sidebar on the right.
  • A receipt is available on request.
  • I am CRB Enhanced Certified and Child Protection trained.
  • I have signed The Music Education Code of Practice which is endorsed by the Musicians Union and created by MusicLeader and Sound Sense
  • I am a member of the Musicians Union and I apply MU contracts and minimum rates and also hold Public Liability Insurance.

Finally

I look forward to hearing from you soon and discussing your particular requirements - send an e-mail enquiry

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PDF Code of Practice PDF
Enhanced CRB Disclosure for the school, church & community groups and individuals.


Private tuition rates:
£30.00 - 60 minutes
£45.00 - 90 minutes
£20.00 - 40 minutes
£15.00 - 30 minutes
£10.00 - 20 minutes
£180.00 - full day (5 hours)
PDF MU Teaching Rates PDF

* 10 Lessons per Term rates:
£135.00 - 30 minutes
£90.00 - 20 minutes
* These fees are applicable for 10 lessons per term and presently only applied at The Gillingham School & Struminster Newton High School. Pupils may share a lesson by arrangement and pay an equal portion of the relevant fee. E-mail me for further details.
School rate:
£35.00 per hour
Institutional rates:
£40.00 - 1 hour
£150.00 - half day
£300.00 - full day
ABRSM Examination Accompanist:
£5.00 per candidate - Grades 1-3
£7.50 per candidate - Grades 4 & 5
£10.00 per candidate - Grades 6 & 7
£15.00 per candiate - Grade 8


Local Links:
Wessex Music
Dorset Rural Music School
Dorset Music Service
Links:
Music Teachers UK
Musicians Union
Sing Up!
National Curriculum Music
SoundJunction
Associated Board
Trinity Guildhall
London College Of Music
Musical Futures
Creative Partnerships
Music for Teachers
MusicEd
Music Manifesto
Recommended:
Spotify for music online.
Wessex Music of Sherbourne, Dorset. The only music shop you'll need for instrument supplies, instrument hire, music sales, reeds and excellent repair service by fully qualified repairers and much more...
Wessex Music
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