David Jervis

Flute and Piano tutor

Based in
London, United Kingdom
David Jervis | Flute and Piano tutor

Rates: £30 for an hour, £17 for half an hour

Make an enquiry Phone: 07811336709

My name is David Jervis. I am a flute and piano teacher situated in North London, near Finsbury Park. I am a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), with a BMus (Hons) Performance degree. Having recently moved to the area, I have availability to offer private lessons on flute, piano or music theory. I teach from my flat in the N4 area, but am also willing to travel to you!

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome, including absolute beginners as well as post-Grade 8 advanced students. If you are parent, wanting to introduce your child to music, I provide initial lessons which are fun and informative. If you are an adult, having always wanted to take up an instrument - it is never too late! Anyone, any age can learn to read music, and I will help you learn exactly what you want, whether it is classical, pop, rock or jazz. Previous students have ranged between the ages of 7 and 75! I can provide training for exams (GCSE, A-Level, ABRSM or Trinity/Guidhall) as well as for auditions for orchestras or conservatoires. Previous students have been awarded places in conservatories, such as the RSAMD. I also offer either simultaneous or separate music theory lessons (to Grade 8 level), for students that want to enhance their music learning further.

In my lessons, I aim to create a relaxed, student-centred environment, where I invite the student to be as inquisitive and creative as possible. My lesson fee is £17 for a half hour lesson or £30 for an hour lesson, or if the lesson is in your own home my lesson fee is £22 for a half hour lesson and £35 for an hour lesson.

If you would like to know more about my qualifications and background, please see below:

I have five years experience as a private flute and piano teacher. For two years I taught as a peripatetic woodwind teacher for East Renfrewshire Council, primarily teaching flute at the Saturday Morning Music School and also teaching woodwind instruments in schools around Glasgow. I was also a woodwind sectional coach for the East Renfrewshire Schools Orchestra.

I have studied flute under Hazel Hunter, David Nicholson (principal flute, Scottish Chamber Orchestra), Richard Blake (principal flute, Scottish Opera) and most recently with Katherine Bryan (principal flute, Royal Scottish National Orchestra). I have studied piccolo with Janet Richardson (principal piccolo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra) and baroque flute with Lis Dooner (Scottish Chamber Orchestra).

During my time at the RSAMD, I was selected to take part in a mentoring scheme in the flute section of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and was also selected to participate in rehearsals side-by-side with RSNO players. I have performed with Red Note Ensemble, one of Scotland's leading contemporary music ensembles. Additional groups I have performed with have included the Dunedin Consort (principal baroque flute) and Ensemble Thing.

I have performed as principal flute with the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Musiclab (the RSAMD's resident new music ensemble), the National Scottish Youth Orchestra and 2nd flute with Glasgow Sinfonia. Through performing with the above ensembles, I have had the privilege of performing under such conductors as Garry Walker (Paragon Ensemble), Baldur Brönnimann (National Symphony Orchestra of Columbia), John Butt (Dunedin Consort), David Danzmayr (Ensemble Acrobat), Peter Donohoe OBE, Christoph Mueller (Göttingen Symphonie Orchester), Philip Mackenzie (Amadeus Orchestra) and Christopher Swaffer (Auricle Ensemble).

I have a keen interest in concerto performance. I have been a finalist in the prestigious RSAMD Concerto Competition, performed Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise (Franz Doppler) with the Stockport Youth Symphony Orchestra and won the Concerto Competition of Glasgow Music Festival. Other successes with Glasgow Music Festival include being awarded the Festival Association Award and the Ian McIntyre bursary, allowing me to attend the European Youth Summer Music course.

I have been privileged to be given masterclasses by Sir James Galway, Lorna McGhee (international soloist and former co-principal flute, BBC Symphony Orchestra), Ian Clarke (composer and professor of flute, Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Wissam Boustany (international soloist and professor of flute, Royal Northern College of Music), Colin Fleming (principal flute, Ulster Orchestra), Philippa Davies (international soloist) and Ruth Morley (Scottish Flute Trio).

Since graduating, my professional engagements have included performing SEVen.waVES for solo flute and electronics by Joseph Hyde with Edit Point in Glasgow's City Halls. The live recording of this performance can be found at the composer's website at www.josephhyde.co.uk/sound/sevenwaves/. I have also given a solo recital in Glasgow University Concert Hall, accompanied by Claire Haslin, performing works by Gaubert, Takemitsu and Hamilton Harty. I greatly enjoy performing solo piano in bars around Glasgow, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, rock and pop.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07811336709

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