University of Leicester
University of Surrey
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Hi - I have 18 years` experience teaching Music and Music Technology in schools in the UK and abroad. An Oxford Music graduate, I specialise in teaching GCSE and A Level Music, A Level Music Technology, and Theory of Music (especially for the ABRSM Theory exams). I`m passionate about helping students to achieve the very best they can and have considerable success with helping students get excellent grades at GCSE, A Level, and university entrance (especially Oxbridge).
I also have lots of experience as an examiner: I`m currently an A Level Music examiner for Edexcel, a grade & diploma examiner for ABRSM, previously an A Level Music Technology examiner with Edexcel.
I`m equally at home teaching at your house, mine, or via Skype.
Availability: Weekday evenings, possibly Saturdays.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: 18 years in Independent schools in the UK, Malaysia and India, including in Director of Music and Assistant Head roles. I also have lots of examining experience in Music and Music Technology up to A Level.
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Feedback For David (10)
David has reassured our daughter with her music A level with his experienced expertise. She is much more confident and enjoying the subject at school now.
David is a highly qualified teacher but was able to teach basic music theory and make it interesting.
My son has now had several sessions with David. David quickly put my son at ease and has really empowered him to gain a better understanding of the subject (Music Alevel). David is clearly an excellent musician as a well as a great teacher. As he is also an examiner he is even better qualified than many tutors and so is an ideal tutor for those in exam years. If it wasn`t for lockdown we wouldn`t have enlisted David`s help as we would have concentrated our tutor search on those living within easy commuting distance of our home! We don`t feel that our son is getting anything less just because his lessons are on Zoom. We would highly recommend David.
David is very knowledgeable and is an excellent tutor for A level music. His explanations are easy to understand and helps the student think about the answers and figure them out. He is also very flexible and responds to messages straight away. Overall, we`re very pleased with him and lucky to have found him through Tutorhunt.
My son found David a very engaging and knowledgable tutor and will certainly use him again in the future, especially around exam time.
Dillis For My Daughter Lydia (Dr)
An excellent tutor who is helping my daughter achieve her full potential in her A level music studies.
David has worked with my son intensively over 4 weeks aiming for his A level music technology exam. David has been v organised, always on time, v responsive and my son has thoroughly enjoyed all the lessons and whole experience. He has finished much more confident and well prepared. David has been through and engaging throughout. I cant recommend David highly enough, all lessons were online and worked the well, the whole experience worked out excellently. Thank you David
My son Oscar (15) needed some Music Tuition for his GCSE Music and David has been great in giving the needed support. David has great knowledge of the curriculum and has focused on the areas that Oscar needs most help with. Oscar has responded to the lessons with enthusiasm as David has a fun, approachable but very professional way of delivering the remote lessons. I would fully recommend him.
David is amazing teacher, highly qualified and professional, also has the needed technological tools to help in teaching via online video, he is very flexible in timing and understandable.
He prepared me very well for ABRSM grade 8 theory and I succeeded in the first time!
A perfect match. Fantastic credentials and teaching background.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much!
David is a fantastic, engaging tutor, who tutored my son via Skype prior to his retaking of his AS level and then his A Level. My son really enjoyed the sessions, as David managed to make them fun, and when he came to do the exams he was very well prepared and found them relatively easy. He is a very good tutor, extremely highly qualified, and very professional, and I can`t recommend him enough!