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Joshua Barr

  • Wandsworth, London
  • 3 Years Experience
  • Willing to Travel 2 miles
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£ 30

Level

  • Music Tuition

Subject

  • Piano
"Hello there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist, with Grade 8 Distinction in Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano. I'm also a self-taught guitarist and singer, and was lucky enough to study at Oxford University"

About Me

Hello there!

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, with Grade 8 Distinction in Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano. I'm also a self-taught guitarist and singer, and was lucky enough to study at Oxford University. I've taught in schools for the past 3 years, and have learnt a great deal about how to help students develop their abilities.

I'm happy to help you read music, or play by ear - I find that both are highly useful skills, depending on your aims. My lessons are always good-natured and fun, although I do expect my students to try - that is the only key ingredient to becoming a great musician.

I believe in patience, not talent.

If you’re looking for a teacher I’d love to help out! I teach a lot of students of varying abilities and my main aim is to help people get playing songs that they actually want to learn, whether that’s classical, jazz, rock, r&b, pop - whatever! I can definitely help you to improve!

I like to keep lessons fairly structured, so eventually this usually involves a little bit of scales, theory, sight reading, and piece playing. However my main priority is to keep lessons fun and engaging, so the structure always depends on the student’s needs.

I offer the first lesson completely free as a trial for you - after that my lessons are normally £30 for 45minutes - I find that 45minutes is a good amount of time. I teach from my home studio, 5 minutes walk from Tooting Bec station (on Beechcroft Road) - there is pay and display parking if you prefer to drive.

Let me know if you’re interested in a trial lesson, Cheers! Josh

Work Experience

I've been teaching piano in schools and privately for the past 3 years. I've taught students of a range of ages and abilities, helping them to score highly in grade exams all the way up to Grade 8.

I am a full-time musician, playing piano for South London Jazz Orchestra, as well as singing in London Contemporary Voices and a number of wedding bands. I've been lucky enough to perform live backing vocals for a number of notable bands and artists, including Keane, Alev Lenz, and Orlando Weeks. I also compose music for films, and have written songs for several high profile artists, including Jack and Joel (X-Factor Finalists 2017).

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