Jacob Swindells

  • Prices: £40 per hour
  • Location: NR1 4AA, Norwich / Mobile Teacher
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Singing, Piano, Music Theory
  • Ages: 5+
  • Genres Covered: Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

I am a young and dynamic freelance musician working in the Norwich area where I sing daily as a choral scholar in the Cathedral Choir. My specialism is in choral conducting, however I also hold two professional diplomas in piano. Additionally, I hold a BA in Music from the University of Oxford and and a master's in Choral Conducting from Yale University.

I have eight years of experience giving private piano tuition to all ages and abilities. My approach is based on the belief that accomplished musicians must develop their craft from many different angles. A solid technical foundation is a vital priority, but I combine this with a wide survey of the repertoire and an encouragement of improvisation and aural skills so that a pupil's musical imagination can be broadened and enlivened. Full preparation for ABRSM exams is also provided if appropriate.

If students want to bring more of a pop focus to their piano playing I am very happy to develop that and have a wide experience playing in piano and pop bands.

As an an ensemble singer I have worked with collegiate and Cathedral choirs at the highest level, first at Merton College Oxford and later with the Yale Schola Cantorum and Norwich Cathedral Choir. My teaching emphasises the development of secure breath support, alleviation of tension in the throat and full use of head resonators to achieve a full and healthy sound. Whilst my background is in classical singing, I offer advice to pop and jazz singers who want to achieve greater technical control. Due to my background, my teaching can be particularly helpful for enthusiastic choral singers looking to increase vocal ease, health and resonance.

In addition, I offer extra tuition for students preparing for Music Theory exams (grades 1-8) and GSCE/A Level exams in Music.

I teach from home in the centre of Norwich, and I am happy to travel to student's homes if preferred.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • M.M. (Yale)
  • BA (Oxon)
  • LGSDM
  • ATCL

Contact:

To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Has Been Teaching Music For

5 Years+

Location

NR14AA

Youngest Student Age Taught

5

DBS Certification

Standard DBS

Public Liability Insurance

Yes

Genres Covered

Classical, Popular, Musical Theatre

Teacher's Location

You can see where I teach my lessons from in the Google Map below, my full teaching address will be disclosed on booking your first lesson. I am also a mobile music teacher so can travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home – for more information simply get in touch.

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