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Josephine's Woodwind Tuition


 
My private lessons take place at our home in Leek, Staffordshire. I also teach woodwind instruments in several schools in the Staffordshire Moorlands area. I provide tuition for flute, clarinet, saxophone, and recorder, encouraging children and adults with their musicianship and through their grade examinations from beginner to beyond. I provide tuition for the examinations grade 1-8 and for the Advanced Certificate or diploma if required.

Flute Tuition

I usually use the book 'Funky Flute' by Heather Hammond or 'Abracadabra Flute' by Malcolm Pollock for beginners, or 'Learn As You Play Flute' by Peter Wastall for more mature students. They will progress quickly on to playing many popular pieces. For the more advanced student a variety of different books are studied including '76 Graded Studies for the Flute' books 1 and 2 and the Trevor Wye books bringing them eventually up to Grade 8 standard. In between examinations the 'Guest spot' books with CD accompaniment can be worked through. This offers the pupil an enjoyable break from the intensity of examination work, and they can play modern music for their enjoyment. Tuition for the Associated Board and Trinity College examinations is also available from grade 1 - 8, Advanced Certificate and Diploma, and help with GCSE Music ensemble and solo pieces.

Clarinet Tuition

I teach the clarinet from beginner to advanced level, from grade 1 - grade 8 or above. I generally use the books ‘Cool Clarinet’ by Heather Hammond for young beginners and ‘Clarinet Basics’ by Paul Harris for older students. I encourage students to work towards their exams either for the Associated Board for Trinity College so that they have a mark of achievement to add to their CV in the future. I also help GCSE students with their ensemble and solo pieces to smooth the way towards gaining the qualification and adding to their UCAS points for their future endeavours at University. 


Saxophone Tuition

The Saxophone family are a lovely set of reed instruments and I offer tuition for Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxes. From beginner to advanced grade 1 - grade 8 or beyond.

I use Saxophone Basics by Alan Hampton as a basis for beginners and the students are at around grade 3 level by the time they finish this book. They progress to the many books which are available for the saxophone, graded and un-graded.

I also help GCSE students with their ensemble and solo pieces to smooth the way towards gaining the qualification and adding to their UCAS points for their future endeavours at University.

Recorder Tuition


  This is basic recorder tuition for younger students who may be too small to stretch the width of the other woodwind instruments or tuition for more advanced students. I use the 'Red Hot Recorder Tutor' by Sarah Watts for young beginners mixed with many popular tunes from other repertoire books. For the more mature student I use '50 Graded Studies' and 'Time Pieces' which offer a pleasant introduction into the world of the recorder.
Tuition for the Associated Board and Trinity College practical examinations is also available for the more advanced student, Descant Grade 1 - 5 Treble Grade 1 - 8 and help with GCSE Music ensemble and solo pieces... Adults welcome too!

Music Theory Tuition
Grade 5 Theory of Music is required to take a grade 6 or above practical examination with
the Associated Board. I can provide Tuition for music theory in the lesson or in a special lesson dedicated to just music theory. Please ask for details.


Examination archives

November 2018
(Internal Level exams taken within the various schools)
Ella- Soloflute Level 2 Flute

May 2018
(ABRSM practical exams taken at St. Edward's Academy, Leek)

Emma- Grade 1 Flute pass
Eliyan- Grade 1 Clarinet Pass
Lily-Rose- Grade 4 Alto Saxophone Pass
Ella- Grade 1 Flute Pass
Janine- Grade 7 Flute Merit
Holly- Grade 3 Singing Pass
Emily- Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 2017

Arianna- Grade 5 Flute Pass
Ebony- Grade 2 Alto Saxophone Merit
Holly- Grade 2 Singing Pass
Aeddan- Grade 1 Alto Sax Merit
Lily-Rose- Grade 3 Soprano Sax Pass

(Internal Level exams taken within the various schools)
Gracie - Soloflute Initial Flute
Ewan- Soloflute Initial Flute
Emily-Soloflute Level 2 Flute
Lucie- Soloflute Level 2 Flute
Ebony- Soloflute Level 2 Saxophone
Louisa - Soloflute Level 1 Clarinet
Connie - Soloflute Initial Flute
Holly- Soloflute Level 2 Flute
Aeddan - Soloflute Level 1 Alto Saxophone
Holly - Soloflute Level 2 Clarinet
Emilia - Soloflute Level 1 Clarinet
Emma - Solofute Initial Flute
Lily-Rose - Soloflute Level 3 Soprano Saxophone
Beatrice- Soloflute Level 1 Clarinet

 

June 2016
(ABRSM practical exams taken at St. Edward's Academy, Leek)


Arianna grade 4 flute pass
Lucy grade 2 clarinet pass
Ebony grade 1 alto sax distinction
Wiktor grade 5 descant recorder pass
Josie grade 1 flute distinction
Holly grade 1 singing pass
Lily-Rose grade 1 soprano sax merit
Katie grade 1 flute pass
Lauren grade 5 music theory pass

March 2016

Filip was accepted into the Royal Northern College of Music Juniors
Arianna Won Young Musician at St. Edward's Academy

November 2015

Mary Grade 8 Flute Pass
Filip Grade 5 Alto Sax Merit
Lauren Grade 5 Flute Pass
Arianna Grade 3 Flute Pass
Jenny Grade 7 Flute Pass

July 2015

Jenny Grade 6 Flute Pass
Tasmin Grade 5 Clarinet Pass
Wiktor
Grade 4 Descant Recorder Pass

March / April 2015

Filip Grade 5 Descant Recorder Merit
Chloe Grade 7 Flute Pass
Alice Grade 4 Clarinet Pass
Hannah Grade 5 Theory Pass
Hannah Grade 5 Alto Saxophone Merit
Mollie Grade 7 Flute Pass

November/ December 2014

Charlotte Grade 5 Flute Distinction
Lauren Grade 4 Flute Merit
Chloe Grade 5 Theory Pass
Alix Grade 8 Flute Merit
Megan Grade 8 Clarinet Merit
Jenny Grade 6 Alto Sax Pass

June/ July 2014

James Clarinet Grade 3 Pass
Filip Soprano Sax Grade 4 Pass
Wiktor Descant Recorder Grade 3 Merit
Kathryn grade 5 Flute Pass
Emma Flute Grade 7 Merit
Mary Grade 7 Flute Pass
Isabelle Grade 2 Flute Merit

March 2014

Hannah grade 8 clarinet pass
Andrew grade 7 tenor sax merit
Jenny grade 5 alto sax merit
Tilly Grade 5 flute pass
Lauren grade 3 flute pass
Charlie grade 2 clarinet pass

December 2013

Alix Flute Grade 7 Merit

October 2013


John accepted into the RNCM Juniors
Lauren Flute Grade 2 Merit
Filip Descant Recorder Grade 3 Merit
Wiktor Descant Recorder Grade 2 Merit
Kathryn Flute Grade 4
Cassandra Flute Grade 5
Charlie Clarinet Grade 1 Merit
Emma Flute Grade 6
Emma Descant Recorder Grade 5 Merit
Tasmin Clarinet Grade 3
Mary Flute Grade 6

July 2013

Sam grade 7 clarinet pass
Hannah grade 7 clarinet pass
Jenny grade 5 flute pass
Vincenza Advanced Certificate pass

May 2013

Lauren grade 1 flute merit
Tim grade 3 alto sax pass
John  grade 5 clarinet distinction
Filip grade 2 soprano sax pass
Wiktor grade 1 descant recorder merit
Pippa  grade 1 flute pass
Ellie grade 3 clarinet pass
Alex grade 1 pass
Charlotte grade 4 flute merit
Emma grade 5 flute merit
Imogen grade 1 flute pass
Amy grade 1 flute merit

December 2012

Filip grade 1 descant recorder distinction
Tim grade 1 alto sax distinction
Kayleigh grade 1 flute merit
Chloe grade 5 flute pass
Mollie grade 5 flute pass
Mary grade 5 flute merit
Elizabeth grade 5 clarinet pass
Megan grade 6 clarinet pass
Hannah grade 6 clarinet pass


May 2012
Ellie Grade 2 Clarinet Merit
Francesca Grade 3 Alto Saxophone Merit
Caroline Grade 4 Clarinet Pass
Mary Grade 4 Flute Pass
Mollie Grade 4 Flute Pass
Chloe Grade 4 Flute Pass
Sam Grade 5 Clarinet Pass
Rebecca Grade 8 Flute Pass

December 2011
Elizabeth Grade 4 Clarinet Pass
Kathryn Grade 3 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 8 Flute Pass
Richard Grade 4 Descant Recorder Merit

May 2011
Elizabeth Grade 3 Clarinet Merit
Vincenza Grade 8 Flute Pass
Jenny Grade 2 Alto Sax Pass
Megan Grade 5 Clarinet Pass
Alix Grade 5 Flute Pass
Ellie Grade 1 Clarinet Pass
Charlotte Grade 2 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 7 Flute Pass
Aaron Grade 3 Alto Sax Pass
Eleanor Grade 2 Clarinet Pass
December 2010
Richard Grade 3 Recorder Merit
Mary Grade 3 Flute Pass
Mary Grade 5 flute Pass
Caroline Grade 3 Clarinet Pass
Emily Grade 5 Flute Pass

August 2010
Rebekah Grade 8 Pass Flute
Rebecca Grade 7 Pass Flute
Lizzie Grade 2 Pass Clarinet
Jenny Grade 3 Pass Flute
John Grade 3 Distinction Clarinet
Megan Grade 4 Pass Clarinet

April 2010
Alix Grade 4 Pass Flute
Emily Grade 4 Pass Flute
Jenny Grade 1 Distinction Soprano Sax
Aaron Grade 2 Distinction Alto sax
Kathryn Grade 1 Distinction Flute
Mary Grade 2 Distinction Flute
Richard Grade 2 Distinction Descant Recorder

November 2009 
Rebekah Grade 6 Merit Flute
Rebecca Grade 6 Pass Flute
Rebecca Grade 6 Merit Flute
Mary Grade 1 Distinction Flute
Eleanor Grade 1 Distinction Clarinet
Edward Grade 1 Distinction Clarinet
Aaron Grade 1 Merit Saxophone
Jenny Grade 2 Merit Flute
Megan Grade 3 Merit Clarinet
Elizabeth Grade 1 Distinction Clarinet
Annie Grade 1 Distinction Flute

June 2009
Caroline Grade 1 Clarinet Distinction
Richard Grade 1 Descant Recorder Merit
Jenny Grade 1 Pass Flute
Rebecca Grade 5 Flute Pass
Emily Grade 3 Flute Pass

March 2009
Rebekah Grade 4 Flute Merit

November 2008
Rebecca Grade 5 Flute Pass
Vincenza Grade 5 Flute Pass
Mary Grade 4 Flute Pass
Mollie Grade 1 Flute Pass
Chloe Grade 1 Flute Pass
Emily Grade 2 Flute Pass
Alice Grade 2 clarinet Pass

June 2008
Rebecca Grade 4 Flute pass
Sadie Grade 3 Flute Pass
Alice Grade 1 clarinet Pass

March 2008
Vincenza Grade 3 Flute Merit
James Grade 1 clarinet Distinction
Megan Grade 1 clarinet Distinction
Mary Grade 3 flute Pass
Alix Grade 3 flute Pass
Cassandra Grade 1 flute Merit
Elise Grade 1 clarinet Pass
Rebecca Grade 4 flute Pass
Sian Grade 3 flute Pass
Chloe Grade 3 flute Merit

November 2007
Lucy accepted into the RNCM Juniors
Georgina Grade 1 clarinet Pass
Emily Grade 1 clarinet Merit
April Grade 1 pass Merit
Rebekah Grade 2 Flute Pass
Katie Grade 2 Flute Pass
Vincenza Grade 2 Flute Merit
Emily Grade 1 Flute Pass
Maddie Grade 1 Flute Pass
Emily Grade 2 Flute Merit
Alex Grade 8 Flute Pass

June 2007
Sarah Grade 6 Pass
Rebecca Grade 3 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 3 Flute Merit
Alix Grade 2 Flute Pass
Chloe Grade 2 Flute Merit
Mary Grade 2 Flute Pass

March 2006
Lucy Grade 5 Flute Merit
Emily Grade 1 Flute Pass
Katie Grade 1 Flute Pass
Rebekah Grade 1 Flute Merit

November 2006
Chloe Grade 1 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 2 Flute Merit
Kate Grade 5 Flute Pass
Alix Grade 1 Flute Merit
Stephanie Grade 2 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 2 Flute Merit

June 2006
Lucy Grade 4 Flute Pass
Kate Grade 4 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 1 Flute Distinction

March 2006
Lucy Grade 3 Flute Merit
Emma Grade 3 Flute Merit
Stephanie Grade 1 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 1 Flute Merit

November 2005
Rosie Performer's Certificate Flute Merit
Lucy Grade 2 Flute Distinction
Alex Grade 6 Flute Pass
Joe Grade 8 Flute Pass
Felicia Grade 5 Flute Pass
Emily Grade 5 Flute Pass

June 2005
Stephen Grade 3 Clarinet Pass
Ingrid Clarinet Grade 3 Flute Pass
Phillippa Grade 3 Flute Pass
Fern Clarinet Grade 1 Flute Merit
Lorna Clarinet Grade 1 Flute Merit
Sarah Grade 5 Flute Pass
Emma Grade 2 Flute Pass

March 2005
Lucy Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 2004
Alex Grade 5 Flute Merit
Sarah Grade 4 Flute Merit

March 2004
Charlotte Grade 5 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 1 Flute Distinction

November 2003
Emily Grade 3 Flute Merit
Alex Grade 4 Flute Distinction
Julie Grade 2 Flute Distinction

June 2003
Charlotte Grade 4 Flute Pass

March 2003
Alex Grade 3 Flute Merit

November 2002
Julie Grade 1 Flute Merit
Emily Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 2002
Jessica Grade 3 Flute Merit
Charlotte Grade 5 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 4 Flute Merit
Charlotte Grade 3 Flute Pass

March 2002
Victoria Grade 8 Flute Merit
Rosie Grade 8 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 8 Flute Pass

November 2001
Emily Grade 5 Flute Merit
Charlotte Grade 2 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 3 Flute Merit

June 2001
Charlotte Grade 4 Flute Pass
Ruth Grade 4 Flute Pass
Jessica Grade 1 Flute Pass
Georgina Grade 5 Flute Pass

March 2001
Charlotte Grade 1 Flute Pass

November 2000
Rebecca Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 2000
Georgina Grade 4 Flute Pass
Laura Grade 5 Flute Pass
Jackie Grade 5 Flute Pass
Victoria Grade 7 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 7 Flute Pass
Bethan Grade 1 Flute Pass

March 2000
Kate Grade 2 Flute Pass
Rosie Grade 6 Flute Merit
Victoria Grade 6 Flute Merit

November 1998
Amanda Grade 5 Clarinet Merit
Richard Grade 4 Descant Recorder Pass
Amanda Grade 3 Flute Pass
Annabel Grade 2 Flute Pass

June 1998
Vanessa Grade 3 Flute Merit
Amanda Grade 5 Merit Clarinet
Laura Grade 3 Flute Pass
Victoria Grade 5 Flute Pass
Rebecca Grade 5 Flute Pass

March 1998
Richard Grade 3 Flute Merit
Rosie Grade 5 Pass Descant Recorder
Tim Grade 2 Flute Pass
Holly Grade 3 Flute Pass
Anabel Grade 1 Flute Pass
Timothy Grade 5 Flute Distinction
Amanda Grade 2 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 4 Flute Merit

November 1997
Louise Grade 4 Flute Merit
Jackie Grade 4 Flute Merit
Roland Grade 3 Flute Merit
Laura Grade 2 Flute Merit
Michael Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 1997
Holly Grade 2 Flute Distinction
Timothy Grade 4 Flute Distinction
Rosie Grade 4 Merit Descant Recorder

March 1997
Laura Grade 1 Flute Merit
Tim Grade 1 Flute Merit
Rosie Grade 3 Distinction Descant Recorder

November 1996
Jackie Grade 3 Flute Merit
Kate Grade 3 Flute Pass

June 1996
Louisa Grade 4 Flute Merit
Rebecca Grade 3 Flute Pass
Olivia Grade 1 Flute Merit
Joseph Initial Grade Merit Guitar

March 1996
Timothy Grade 3 Flute Distinction
Roland Grade 2 Flute Merit
Hannah Grade 1 Merit Guitar
Louise Grade 3 Flute Pass
Lianne Grade 1 Pass Guitar
Natalie Grade 1 Merit Guitar
Rosie Grade 2 Distinction Descant Recorder

November 1995
Rebecca Grade 1 Pass Theory
Melissa Grade 2 Flute Merit
Stuart Grade 1 Merit Guitar
Rebecca Grade 2 Flute Merit
Louisa Grade 2 Flute Merit
Jackie Grade 2 Flute Merit
Rosie Grade 1 Distinction Descant Recorder
Nadine Grade 2 Flute Merit

June 1995
Jackie Grade 1 Distinction Theory
Louisa Grade 1 Flute Distinction
Louise Grade 2 Flute Merit
Stuart Initial Grade Distinction Guitar
Lianne Initial Grade Merit Guitar
Kirsty Grade 5 Merit

March 1995
Louisa Initial Grade Distinction Guitar
Andrew Initial Grade Merit Guitar
Timothy Grade 2 Flute Distinction

November 1994
Jackie Grade 1 Flute Distinction
Nadine Grade 1 Flute Distinction
Natalie Initial Grade Merit Guitar
Melissa Grade 1 Flute Merit
Roland Grade 1 Flute Merit
Louise Grade 1 Flute Merit

June 1994
Timothy Grade 1 Flute Distinction