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About Hugo L
Hugo is an experienced instrumental and theory teacher offering lessons in clarinet, piano and theory, mainly in classical music. He gained experience teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students through private lessons, outreach projects and group lessons.
Hugo completed his studies, specialising in clarinet performance, at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music. He now works closely with the outreach department, which allows him to shadow musicians from LSO Discovery and Manchester Camerata - two well-known orchestras in the UK. During the shadowing, he is required to work creatively and dependently with children and teenagers.
Teaching in Clarinet
Hugo mainly focuses on air and the embouchure and the position of the tongue, which both affect the sound quality and the pitch a lot. In the lesson, the pupil will learn how to manage the usage of air and how to plan the air flow with the phrase.
Teaching in Piano
Hugo focuses in on the student's posture and key-touching. A good posture can prevent prevents injury. In the lesson, he will explain and demonstrate the hand shape and how to control the finger muscle in details.
Hugo specialises in classical music.
In the first lesson, Hugo usually brings some musical games in order to break the ice and get to know the student and their abilities. He will also play some music together with the student, to find out which level the student is at. Hugo's lesson plan usually also includes music theory, basic technique and tone quality, and he is happy to discuss the plan with parents and/or students to provide the most suitable education to the student.
For beginners, Hugo would introduce the basic music theory and explain the music notation in the first few lessons. Beginners should have their own instrument so they can practise!
Hugo suggests to keep a log book for lessons. and he also encourages students to make notes when they practise. Then in the lesson, they can discuss the method of practising, and any problem that students are facing. This is very important, especially for the beginner, to understand why and how they should be practising throughout the rest of the week.