Newcastle upon Tyne
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Spoken languages: English
ABOUT THE TEACHER
My name is Arthur Higgins and I am an experienced musician who gigs regularly around the North East and South Wales. I have played in many bands over the years on saxophone, piano/keyboard and clarinet ranging from traditional, classical orchestras to jazz big bands and funk bands. I am versatile in many genres frequently gigging with my own band, a jazz sextet as well as open nights and headlining bands as the lead player. My current touring band is Hannah Rickard & The Relatives, a rock n roll/rockabilly group based in London.
I am a very laid back person but push people to be the best they can be. I am free to travel to most areas of the North East and surrounding areas and do not directly require the student to come to me - this can change week to week as necessary. All student preferences are catered to with the student guiding the musical material for the lessons.
Highest qualification: BMus(Hons) Jazz, Popular & Commercial Music; The University of Sunderland; 2013
I gained the majority of my experience in tuition teaching beginners before I moved to the North East. This was on saxophone, clarinet and piano with all students having great success in both ABRSM grade exams and in pubic performances. I continue to teach once settled and now have almost ten years experience.