Native School of Music is a Redhill based music hub offering 1-2-1 professional music lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians in a variety of instruments. We welcome all ages and all skill levels!
NSM was created with the dream of promoting and supporting the Art of Music within London. We hope to instil a love for music within our community and promote its wonderful attributes as it cultivates creativity, encourages expression and instils an uplifting and fun approach to learning.
Native is a small team of talented industry working professionals with a wide range of musical skills and experience offering lessons within contemporary music all under one roof. We love witnessing the phenomenal change in our students ability and confidence as well as seeing them full of inspiration.
We love what we do, and we do it with passion!
Singing | Piano | Songwriting
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been obsessed with music! I started singing lessons at the age of 14 and began teaching 7 years ago.
I completed my Advanced Certificate in Music Performance, majoring in vocals, and went on to complete a Music Supervision (sync licensing) course through Berklee College Of Music based in the USA. I was then lucky enough to travel to over 30 countries singing professionally on cruise lines.
I started song writing at an early age and have since gained extensive recording experience, I’ve written and recorded a full length album and have had the opportunity to have my songs played on both national and international radio.
I love to see students get inspired and see the results of taking small steps in improving their technique. The change in my students voices and confidence is phenomenal to witness!
Drums | Music Business
Drumming has been my passion since I started playing at the age of 9. I have played in various bands and after school went on to complete my Advanced Certificate in Music Performance, majoring in drums. I’ve also completed my Grade 8 Drums Certificate through Rockschool.
As a band leader, I have completed cruise line contracts in Europe, USA, the Caribbean and Australasia and have extensive experience in both live performance & recording.
As an Artist Liaison in music management I’ve worked alongside both artists and clients, assisting with everything from performance contracts to being on location for live shows and festivals for artists including Incubus and Bastille.
I’ve taught a multitude of students from kids to adults, ranging from absolute beginners to advanced players. My passion is to see students develop their unique set of skills, growing in musicality and technique but ultimately having fun along the way.
Guitar | Bass | Music Theory
From an early age, I was hooked by the deep tones of the musical range. Being classically trained on viola, then falling in love with the bass, I knew music was the career I wanted to pursue.
I graduated from the Brit School with an Advanced Diploma in Music, where I was introduced to a new world of musical genres and possibilities. As a performing musician, I continue to use my training as a session player, band member, composer and arranger, and have cultivated working relationships with many artists and industry professionals.
I have ample experience in playing and recording bass and guitar, and have a keen interest in jazz and music theory. Having taught students with a wide range of experience, I’ve enjoyed seeing them improve their musical ability by working on technique and understanding of music theory, as well as helping them realise the joy of playing music together.
Piano | Music Theory
I began playing the piano aged 8 and have trained classically
with ABRSM and achieved all 8 Piano Grades. I studied Music all through school and went on to study at the Brit School of Performing Arts, where I achieved a B-Tec National Diploma in Performing arts.
After this I went on to work for a music company which involved writing and singing on dance tracks and many hours of studio time. I have featured on multiple cd’s and Vinyl records.
I have played in numerous classical concerts and local music festivals to build my repertoire of music over the years. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I enjoy helping students achieve their Graded Certificates and enjoy encouraging pupils overall to have fun and maintain an interest in Piano.
I completed my music degree in Portugal at Lisbon Conservatory of Music and further developed my singing skills with a Post-graduation in Belgium. I also attended several masterclasses to develop my technique, stage performance and choreographic singing.
I’ve been a professional singer for over 20 years performing in concert halls and theatres all over Europe and Asia, covering different music styles such as opera, musical theatre, rock, pop and jazz. All while working alongside recording labels and tv production companies with my most recent project being a Queen’s tribute.
For the past 13 years I’ve been working as a singing teacher which I am very passionate about! Working with the voice is an everyday challenge. My goal is to always help my students achieve their goals, whether it is improving their singing technique or stage performance.
I started playing piano aged 13. Initially self taught, I progressed to classical training a year later and achieved Grade 8 theory and practical in by the time I was 18. I went on to study popular music at Falmouth University were I started focussing on songwriting, with an interest in blending my classical approach to playing with more contemporary rock and pop music, taking inspiration from artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens and Nick Cave.
As a performing musician I have performed in pop & rock bands in London, Cornwall and the South East, most recently performing at Boardmasters festival last year. I have also performed solo piano concerts specialising in improvisation.
I have been teaching for three years and have worked with students of all ages, from aged 5 to 65. I enjoy helping students achieve whatever their individual goals in whatever style works best for them, whether classical, pop, or jazz.
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