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About Ivan B.
MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO ENABLE ANYONE to feel good. Trumpet is one of the most versatile of instruments, an instrument that is capable of crossing any stylistic or cultural boundary. The gifts of studying music include:
1. Creative problem solving
2. Controlled concentration
3. Developed motor skills
4. Greater emotional expression
5. Acquired skills in the art of self discipline
6. Raised social status
7. Creative interaction with other people
8. Raised awareness of art, beauty and more
As a music teacher Ivan varies from developing a clients skill practically on all brass instruments and piano to teaching music theory, aural and composition. ICT literate in multiple music programs: Sibelius, Audition and Cubase, Logic, Musescore. Willing to travel so you can learn in the comfort of your own home.
ALL areas of Brass Playing:
(1) EMBOUCHURE TRAINING.
(2) EMBOUCHURE STRENGTHENING ( HIGH NOTES ETC....... )
(3) BREATHING TECHNIQUES ( BIO RYTHMICS )
(4) FLEXIBILITIES ( DIAPHRAGMATIC CONTROL )
5 (CONFIDENCE & ASSURANCE )
assist players in their performance, confidence and assurance
Ivan has been a professional and dedicated musician for over 30 years, he has served in the military and is now a successful music teacher both in the classroom and as an instrumental teacher of all Brass instruments and Piano.
Confident principle trumpet player accustomed to working in high pressure environment both in the UK and abroad. He has experience of playing for royalty on numerous occasions at Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Albert Hall alongside the London Symphonic Orchestra. Ivan has delivered high-profile performances on the BBC, Prince Charles' 60th birthday and tutored musicians at the Queen mothers' funeral.
These are just a few of Ivans' professional experiences whilst serving as a military musician. Trusted team leader, experienced in motivating and developing junior members within the Corp of Army Music. Well-respected instrumental mentor, skilled in teaching beginners and professional musicians up to diploma standard.
Ivan retired from the Military life in 2011 and is now a teacher at Rye St Antony School in Headington and is the Brass tutor for Brooke's University.
He is very experienced with the ABRSM and Trinity exam boards, practical and theory, aural, music technology, GCSE music syllabus. As a teacher he will prepare and teach his pupils towards these exams if that is the pupil's desire. Ivan has 100%pass rate with all his pupils that have taken exams.
Ivan runs brass quintets and brass groups allowing pupils to experience ensemble playing and to meet like-minded people.
His teaching availability is as follows:
Monday-Friday 9:30 - 20:00 and Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00
Time slots are flexible so please contact Ivan to discuss your needs as he offers lessons through the holiday periods throughout the year.
Ivan teach all ages from 5 years old to 80 years old.