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About Barnaby G.
Barnaby is a professional musician, composer, teacher and researcher based in South East London. He has both a bachelors degree in Music and a masters degree in Popular Music Research from Goldsmiths University. Barnaby has done it all. He's composed works that have been performed in the UK and abroad, as well as commercial commissions. He's played, as a flautist and saxophonist in a variety of ensembles and genres, ranging from classical orchestras, jazz big bands, and popular music groups. He's also played many gigs on the UK and European festival scene, including Wilderness, Boomtown and Larmer Tree. As an educator Barnaby has taught instrumental lessons, as well as music GCSE and A Level.
Teaching in Flute, Saxophone, and Music Theory
Barnaby teaches flute and sax at all levels and to all ages. He also teaches music theory at all grade levels.
Barnaby strives to help students develop their performance technique, musical understanding and to find their own personality as a musican. His approach to teaching the fundamentals helps students focus on the physicality of playing a wind instrument, demonstrating how to control and strengthen their posture, dexterity and diaphragm. Barnaby not only teaches students how to play, but how to understand what they are playing, placing it the wider context of music theory and history, in a fun and engaging way. He is familiar with both the classical and jazz grade exam syllabuses, and is experienced in guiding students toward success in their exams, but is also happy to help students achieve musical goals that lie outside of these syllabuses. Barnaby’s approach to teaching is always tailored to each student. This is not only ensures technical development, but also reveals what distinguishes them as a musician. Barnaby aims to ensure that students never view music as dots on a page, or as a chore to be overcome, but a rewarding creative process in which they are actively involved.
Barnaby teaches classical, jazz and popular music at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
In the first session, Barnaby looks to identify what music a student likes, what they want to play and their musical goals. He uses this to establish the direction future lessons will take. After this Barnaby uses some fun exercises too get to know where the student is technically.
Barnaby has worked with students of all abilities, and is always keen to help musicians begin their journey. One of the biggest hurdles for beginners is getting a sound out of the instrument, but with Barnaby’s guidance you’ll be playing with ease in no time!