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About Euan R
Euan is an experienced teacher who promises to improve his students technical and creative musical understanding, and also provide advice for working in the music industry. He has been passionate about music from a young age, and loves inspiring that same enthusiasm in his students. Euan has a BA(Hons) in Jazz Music from Leeds College of Music, and formerly studied at Brit School. He is not only an experienced teacher, but has plenty of industry experience including writing for bands/singers in London and performing shows around the UK in his own bands/projects. Euan has completed his trumpet grades, and grade 5 Music Theory.
Teaching in Piano and Trumpet
Euan teaches piano and trumpet to children from the ages of 5 to 65.
Euan offers the option to pursue ABRSM Grades, or to learn for fun! As well as improving students’ technique, Euan can also provide a wealth of knowledge surrounding music theory, explaining how modern and classical music works harmonically and why things are the way they are.
Typically, the first half of a lesson will focus on playing and improving technique whilst working on exercises and repertoire, and the second half will focus on music theory, learning how different keys/scales and patterns work in music. When teaching trumpet, Euan will put an emphasis on creating a rich, expressive tone, as well as working on the student’s confidence and fluency on the instrument. Coming from a performance and jazz background, Euan can help students massively improve their ‘feel’ through the instrument and help them work towards attaining their own beautiful sound. On piano, lessons focus heavily on technique and understanding of music theory. Euan will help you become smooth in your technical grasp of harmony and playing of the piano.
Although Euan can teach all genres, he specifies in Jazz, Funk and Pop music.
In your first lesson, you can expect Euan to run through with you briefly what you already know about your chosen instrument. He will decide with you how you will move forward and in what direction you wish to take music. He would then give you a few exercises and agreed pieces to bear in mind and become familiar with until your next lesson. One of the main things Euan believes about teaching is that you will learn 100x better if you’re enjoying yourself!
If you are a beginner, Euan will introduce you to a few core basic principles and foundations of music, so that you better understand everything going forward. But you only need to bring yourself and what you already know to the first lesson! Remember, it’s okay if you think you’re not that good, Euan would still love to see what you can do, from the start of your lessons and in the future.