One half of the newly formed Ace Duo, Chris is a professional freelance musician, performing and teaching across the South West. As a flute player and classical singer, Chris has worked as a Graduate Musician in Residence at Millfield School and has performed regularly at local music festivals. Chris is a graduate of the now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied flute and piccolo under renowned flute players including: Diane Clarke and Andrew Lane; and voice under Gordon Sandison.
Chris has performed in orchestral concerts with the New English Concert Orchestra, appeared with the Walsall Symphony Orchestra performing Reinecke's Concerto in D major for flute & orchestra. He is also due to perform Carl Nielsen's Concerto for flute & orchestra with Exeter Symphony Orchestra in July 2020. Chris also recorded his debut album Luci d'inverno whilst at the conservatoire.
As a classically trained flute player & singer, Chris is a versatile and experienced teacher, with an emphasis on offering relaxed individual tutoring. Chris has an encouraging teaching style, that not only allows pupils to feel at ease, but also fosters an excellent work ethic without forcing pupils to overwork themselves.
Chris has embraced goal setting as one of the most effective teaching tools to enable pupil progress, whether that be preparation for an upcoming concert or an instrumental examination, providing carefully-tailored goals that are challenging yet achievable.
Chris teaches individual and small group flute, singing and music theory lessons, charging £27.00 p/h but providing a 10% discount if 4 or more lessons are booked and paid for in advance. His teaching hours are exceptionally flexible and there are currently spaces for new students, so please feel free to contact Chris to enquire further.
'My one-to-one teaching is something that I have been extremely passionate about since taking on private pupils during my own studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In fact, I feel that teaching gives one a unique opportunity to help shape a pupil’s entire learning experience, facilitating development of a huge variety of transferable skills, including those crucial to succeeding as a performing musician, whatever the end goal.'