About Toby B.
Toby is an educated music teacher, performer and music graduate of Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has many years of performance experience from his time as a member of the Royal Artillery Band from 2009-2015. Whilst in the band, he performed at many high profile engagements including the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Investitures at Windsor Castle and several international tours, including a tour of Moscow. Since leaving the army, Toby has been freelancing and performing with various professional outfits including his own jazz group and several big bands in London. He has also built up several years of experience teaching brass to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities and has experience in teaching music theory.
Teaching in Brass
Toby teaches all brass specialising in Trumpet/Cornet for beginners and advanced students of all ages. Brass lessons with Toby include:
- Basic buzzing techniques
- Breathing and relaxation exercises
- Musical expression and performance
- Note and rhythm exercises
- Embouchure technique
- Sight reading
Toby teaches classical, jazz, pop and more commercial styles.
Toby starts the first lesson by getting to know his students' needs and goals. For Toby, it is important that the students feel comfortable in their lessons with the choice of rep and with the goals that they are working towards. It is most important that they enjoy themselves too. For the first lessons, Toby will bring along a selection of music to try out but please feel free to bring along any pieces you particularly enjoy or want to learn.
For beginners and children, you should expect to buy some educational materials for the lessons. Toby will provide some music sheets and manuscript but if you are looking to do grades you may be expected to buy the materials needed for the lessons, at which point Toby will give you the title of the books you need and also advise the best places to purchase the materials.
Please feel free to write Toby a message if you are interested in signing up for lessons or have any questions.
How does it work?
1. Press Send message.
Send message with your details.
2. We will contact you.
The office and the tutor will contact you about the options available.
3. Arrange the first lesson.
The first lesson is arranged with the tutor.
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