Clarinet, Recorder & Saxophone Teacher in Bristol
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I am a qualified and friendly music teacher and working musician. I have worked as a music teacher in colleges, schools and independently for many years, during which time I have worked with a broad range of ages from primary school to 60+. I teach students who are working through grades on their instrument, with a 100% pass rate and also students who want to learn or improve without necessarily taking exams.
I have loved music with a passion since a young child – I started piano and recorder lessons at 5 – and I love to share and pass on the joy that music can bring. Whether you have serious aspirations or just want to play for the love of it I love helping people on their journey.
I am a professional musician with many years of experience. I gig regularly in Bristol and the surrounding areas with various bands including The Big R Big Band, The Blue Lion (wedding/function band), small jazz bands and a ska band among others.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- BA (Hons) Creative Music technology
- Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone (Trinity)
- Grade 6 Saxophone (ABRSM)
- Grade 5 Music Theory (ABRSM)
- City & Guilds teaching qualification
- BTEC Nat. Dip. Music Technology
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Bristol, BS5 9TQ, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my mobile lessons simply get in touch.
Having a teacher who is also a gigging musician is really valuable if you aspire to play in a band. Gus certainly knows his stuff – more importantly, he knows how to communicate it in a positive and enjoyable way. He’s an excellent teacher and I’d recommend him to anyone.
Working with Gus has really helped my playing. He clearly know his subject and pitches the lesson at my level using music I want to play. No matter how I’ve done during the lesson I always went away with a positive feeling, He always picked me up when I felt bad about my efforts. Jamming with Gus is fun and he gets you to try things you don’t know you’re ready for. Can’t wait for every lesson I have.
Gus is the Best music teacher I’ve ever had! Professional and friendly at the same time, his lessons are always different, which makes them never boring and always enjoyable. Other than playing the saxophone beautifully himself, Gus is extremely patient and encouraging (after the first couple of months of learning from scratch and struggling, I didn’t give up thanks to his encouragement and motivation) Highly recommended if you really want to learn to play the saxophone from scratch or upgrade your abilities.