Online Music Tutor Alex



BMus (Hons) Music Bachelor degree (2:1)



Graduate of the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh. Alex specialises in composition and music theory, in which he has won several awards and commendations.

388 classes

University of Edinburgh - BMus (Hons) Music - Bachelor degree (2:1)

Graduate of the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh. Alex specialises in composition and music theory, in which he has won several awards and commendations.

Recent Students: 18
Total Hours: 382
Last Online:
All-time Students: 39
Total Classes: 388
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Recent Students: 18Total Hours: 382Last Online:
All-time Students: 39Total Classes: 388Signed Up:

About Me

Alex is a working freelance musician. He has been fully immersed in the world of music since his own A-Level education. Having first picked up a keyboard at the age of 7, he has gone on to play for ensembles throughout the UK, and also pursues his own compositional and arranging projects.

After completing A-Level Music with an A grade, Alex went on to study a degree in Music at the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh. Here he focussed mainly on composition, studying with Peter Nelson and Stuart McRae, but also excelled in modules based on aural and essay tests.

Alex has received acclaim and awards for his compositional and aural abilities. These include winning the 2014 Emre Araci and the 2016 Edinburgh University Brass Band Composition Competitions.

Tutor Experience

As music is such a broad subject, each session that Alex has delivered has been driven by his students, so that he can focus on which specific aspect of the syllabus they require his tutelage with. His sessions are informal and light-hearted, to put his students at ease and encourage their creative flare.

Alex has specific tutoring experience in:

1-to-1 in-person tutoring in A-Level Music Composition and Theory:
He has tutored a range of students who have required assistance in all areas of their A-Level Music programme, including composition, set works, essay questions, listening questions and aural skills.

Classroom experience in tutoring GCSE and A-Level Music:
He worked closely with the music department of a large high school and offered support to GCSE and A-Level students here. He delivered 1-to-1 support with compositions, performance recordings and wider classroom tutorials in A-Level set works.

Topic Expertise

Music Composition
Music Theory
Listening and Musicianship
Music Performance
Music History
A-Level Music

Client Reviews

very helpful!

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Alex has been very supporting throughout the past 18 months tailoring the lessons to meet the relevant need whether that was music theory, composition or practice papers. His enthusiasm and calm style has made learning easy and enjoyable. Without his fantastic input my son would not have been able to get through his GCSE Music!!

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Super helpful Q6 session, I found it really exciting that I was able to put together an intro and a paragraph in a shorter amount of time than before, and I am feeling more and more confident with the exam compared to when I first began the course :)

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Absolutely brilliant and unbelievably helpful whistle stop tour of Psycho! Thank you so much!!

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Just what Alec required. Thank you.

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Really lovely and understanding! Also very acknowledgeable and has helped a great deal. Would highly recommend.

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such a friendly and helpful tutor! couldn't recommend a better teacher for music! cannot thank you enough

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Professional, direct and fun : just what my son needed for pre-exam preparation. Back up material was provided and spot-on. Perfect.

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Great as always!

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We can’t recommend Alex enough. He has played a vital part in our Son’s revision programme and has been an amazing teacher, introducing motivational course work, revision aides and homework for continual learning and underpinning and strengthening existing knowledge.
Alex has greatly assisted and supported in every aspect of the A level syllabus with the set works, theory, listening skills etc
Our Son has truly benefited under Alex’s supervision and direction and will undoubtedly obtain a better grade because of this.

I could not have done this exam without Alex!! Will definitely be recommending him to other people as well. Cannot thank him enough for all of his help:)

L found your sessions very helpful and reassuring and giving her more and more confidence each time that she can actually do it!

Background Checks



BMus (Hons) Music
A Levels in Music, English and Mathematics (Grades: AAA)