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Mr Neil Southgate ...Who we are


Job Title: Peripatetic Music Teacher
Time at Airthrie: 1 Year (September 2016)
Specialist Subject(s): Music - Brass
Qualification(s): BMus (Hons), MA

I studied music at Cardiff University, where I held the position of principal trumpet in the main orchestra. Since this time, I have engaged in music education and perform regularly for various ensembles. I teach trombone, cornet and trumpet to pupils at Airthrie School, though would welcome (to name a few) baritone, euphonium, horn and tuba players, too!

I work across Gloucestershire and Swansea as a freelance peripatetic music tutor in primary and secondary schools, delivering individual and small group lessons. I act as a music coordinator within one primary school in Gloucester, delivering whole class music, brass and recorder lessons for children at Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2.

I run a brass ensemble at a local secondary school and am also a music tutor for Gloucestershire Music, where I run a beginner adult wind ensemble, while supporting another (Lakeside Concert Band). I am now in my third year as a staff member at Five Valleys Music Centre in Stroud, and run whole class brass lessons.