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Clarinet Teachers

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all of the teachers in our directory are genuine and that all information provided is correct, The Wind Section cannot accept responsibility for any of the listings.  It is up to the individual or parent/carer seeking instrumental lessons to assess the suitability of the teachers and to ensure that the relevant DBS / PVG checks etc. have been undertaken.

If you would like to be added to our Music Teacher Directory, please email your details to alex@thewindsection.com

Richard Fong

Qualifications: Master of Arts (Music), Batchelor of Arts (Music) with Honours - The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Advance Diploma, Diploma in Music Performance (Clarinet) - The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts

Location: Edinburgh, EH3

Telephone: 07745 919303

Email: richfong@clarinet.com.hk

Instrument(s) taught: Clarinet & music theory

Styles taught: Classical

Grades taught: All Graded exams,  ATCL, LTCL

Checks undertaken: Basic member of PVG scheme

Other information: Current ABRSM theory examiner, former clarinet instructor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Education University of Hong Kong, member of Pan Asia Philharmonic Orchestra & Hong Kong Wind Philharmonica, Assistant Conductor of Chung Chi Wind Orchestra

Rob Hall

Qualifications: B.Mus (Hons) GRNCM PPRNCM 

Location: Clydesdale, ML11 & Edinburgh, EH12

Telephone: 07973 145976

Email: rob@themusicworkshop.co.uk

Website: www.themusicworkshop.co.uk 

Instrument(s) taught: Saxophone, clarinet, piano, composition & improvisation (any instrument)

Styles taught: Classical, jazz & contemporary 

Grades taught: Novice to advanced

Checks undertaken: PVG checked & DBS member

Any other information: Over 30 years experience teaching privately and in schools/colleges inc specialist music schools. Faculty member at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh. ABRSM Examiner (Classical & Jazz). I teach private students at The Music Workshop (Scotland) near Lanark and in Edinburgh West End.

Katrina Gordon

Qualifications: GRSM (Hons) from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Postgraduate diploma in performance from Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 

Location: Caithness, KW14 

Telephone: 01847 893517 or text 07821 537076

Email: katrinathurso@aol.com

Website: www.caithnessmusic.com

Instruments taught: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone (alto & tenor), recorder, trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, baritone horn, euphonium, trombone, piano, music theory & composition

Grades taught: From beginner to grade 8+

Checks undertaken: PVG membership number 1208 2696 9088 0345

Any other information: Kind & friendly tuition at all levels. I welcome beginners and have encouraged students to grade 8 on a variety of instruments. I’m also a published composer. I use MTB exams, so if you want to sit grades you can - at your own pace & using specialist examiners.

Karen Dufour

Qualifications: BA with Honours (Musical Studies), MMus (Performance) - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Location: East Dunbartonshire, G66 

Telephone: 07929 344702

Email: karendufour@googlemail.com

Website: www.karendufour.co.uk & www.babayagaduo.co.uk

Instruments taught: Saxophone, flute, clarinet 

Styles taught: Classical, jazz & popular 

Grades taught: beginner up to Grade 8, diploma level (ABRSM & Trinity) and university undergraduate 

Checks undertaken: Member of the PVG scheme 

Any other information: I love teaching all ages, from beginners to advanced, in formal education settings and those looking to play for fun and their own personal development. Lessons are tailored around the individual. I am experienced in preparing students for ABRSM and Trinity grade examinations whilst maintaining a supportive, nurturing and fun environment for the student, allowing them to fulfil their fullest potential. Lessons can be delivered in person or online.

Julie Aaquist

Qualifications: BMus from the Royal Danish Academy of Music & MMus from the Guildhall School of Music, both specialising in orchestral clarinet.

Location: Edinburgh, EH7

Telephone: 07599 516815

Email: julie.frida.aa@gmail.com

Instrument taught: Clarinet 

Styles taught: Classical, popular & contemporary

Grades taught: From beginners to advanced students

Checks undertaken: Member of the PVG scheme 

Any other information: My classes are tailored to each individual student and focus on creating an engaging, positive and motivating learning process.  I have several years of experience and love teaching both children and adults at different levels.  Whether you are just starting out or want to bring your technical and musical abilities to the next level, I have a vast array of fun practice techniques and great music to work on.

Sally Day

Qualifications: B.Mus, M.Mus Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Location: East Lothian

Telephone: 07815 464495

Email: sally_day@icloud.com

Website: www.sallydaymusic.com

Instrument taught: Clarinet 

Styles taught: Classical

Grades taught: All

Checks undertaken: PVG

Any other information: Over 20 years experience teaching in independent schools, including at St Mary's Music School, Scotland's specialist music school.

Ellie Steemson

Qualifications: B.Mus (Hons) MMus Guildhall School of Music and Drama 

Location: Fife, KY1

Telephone: 07900 926877

Email: ellie_steemson@hotmail.com

Website: www.fifesaxschool.com

Instruments taught: Saxophone, clarinet, flute & recorder

Styles taught: All styles including improvisation

Grades taught: Beginner to advanced

Checks undertaken: PVG checked & DBS member

Any other information: Experienced professional musician and educator. Previous teaching posts at Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, the University of St. Andrews and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Lessons available in-person and online, with a flexible and friendly approach to suit all ages and abilities.

Stewart Forbes

Qualifications: LTCL (saxophone) Trinity College London, BA (Music Studies), M.Mus (jazz) - Leeds College of Music/Leeds University

Location: Ayrshire and West of Scotland based, KA1

Telephone: 07792 837866

Email: stewartwforbes@hotmail.com

Instruments taught: Saxophones, clarinet & flute

Styles taught: Classical saxophone, clarinet and flute - special interest in jazz, RnB, 'rock n pop' - solo improvisation

Grades taught: To grade 8 TRinity & ABRSM (& jazz syllabuses)

Checks undertaken: PVG for local authority - schools work and PVG for RCS junior school (jazz saxophone & ensembles)

Any other information: Member of the GTCS (General Teaching Council Scotland). Member of the EIS (Educational Institute of Scotland). 40 years professional experience as a saxophone, flute and clarinet player in all styles. I have also played in all the major orchestras in Scotland and in the BBC Big Band & Concert Orchestra. I have taught and directed award-winning ensembles in schools, FE and University.

Kenneth McAllister

Qualifications: LRAM, DRSAM

Location: South Borders area, DG14

Telephone: 07813 066028

Email: kdmca@macace.net

Instruments taught: Clarinet & saxophone

Styles taught: Classical & jazz

Grades taught: ABRSM up to Grade 8

Checks undertaken: Member of PVG scheme

Any other information: I have wide teaching experience up to music college entrance with great success.

John Burgess

Qualifications: Master of Arts (Music) with Honours

Location: Central Falkirk

Telephone: 07833 947105

Email: john2burgess@gmail.com

Website:  www.johnburgess.org.uk

Instruments taught: Saxophone, flute, clarinet & music theory

Styles taught: Jazz & classical

Grades taught: All graded exams, ATCL, LTCL

Checks undertaken: Member of PVG scheme

Any other information: Attended Berklee College, Boston and Strathclyde University, Glasgow and studied privately with Joe Henderson, Jerry Begonzi and Don Lamphere. Lots more info at www.johnburgess.org.uk