William Buchanan

music tutor teacher

Based in
Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
William Buchanan | music tutor teacher

Rates: £28/hr

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Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Drums and Drum Kit, and GCSE/ A-level/ University level Music.

Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and graduated in 2009. The papers I read in final year were Fugal Composition, Exploring Music Psychology, Unfinished Works, Klezmer and Song and Blues Cultures I also wrote a dissertation – “Are Lullabies Just For Sleepy Children or Sleepless Adults Too?”. Prior to studying music at Cambridge University, I studied the drum kit for a year at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, completing their Diploma course. I have also passed ABRSM Grade 8 on piano with Merit.

What kind of experience do you have?
As a drummer I have played in a wide variety of ensembles, including: pop/rock bands playing both original music and cover songs, progressive metal, small jazz groups, big bands, musical theatre and a circus. I have also directed a big band, and currently play guitar and write the arrangements for a 9-piece soul band. I have been teaching privately for seven years.

How much do you charge?
£28 per hour is my basic rate for private tuition. Extra fees for travelling are subject to negotiation depending on distance, but not generally necessary. I can offer discounts for longer engagements if more than one subject or student is required. Likewise, I can offer discounts for group tuition. Please get in touch for more information.

Where do you teach?
As a drum teacher I work in my studio at home but I do also travel, depending on circumstances. I'm based in Kent, near the Hop Farm Country Park. This is about equidistant between Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells so I can travel to these places, however my music library and equipment are at my home so it is generally more suitable for students to travel to me.

When are you available?
I am flexible and able to teach from 10:00 until 19:00 any day of the week (subject to specific availability).

Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach drum kit to all levels, from any age old enough to reach the drum pedals. Other subjects I teach to the levels indicated above.

Do you have an up-to-date CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) disclosure certificate?
Enhanced CRB disclosure dated 7/12/2010.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Last login: 12 years 19 weeks ago

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