Teaching Specification 

Teacher Biography

''Mr Joshua W Horsey BA (Hons), PGDE, MISM is the Proprietor of J Horsey Music Tuition. He set up his own music teaching business called J Horsey Guitar Tuition in 2011 whilst studying his BA (Hons) Music in Colchester, Essex and then suspended his private tuition to train as a secondary school classroom teacher. After being both a Teacher of music and then Head of Music at a Grammar School he has decided to relaunch J Horsey Music Tuition. He now teaches out of a purpose built Music Teaching and Composition Studio in Somerton, Somerset. As well as offering tailored and personalised music tuition, performance and vocal technique training, he also offers his services as a freelance Composer and Arranger of music.''

Music Qualifications & Achievements

DfE Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) Reference Number: 3666207



Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction Certificate



Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)



Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Music: BA (Hons) Music 2:1



A Level & GCSE Music Qualifications



A.B.R.S.M Advanced Level in Music Literacy Theory of Music Grade 6



T.V.U Examination in Music Performance Guitar Grade 8



HSE Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate



Completed Educare child protection training course

Instruments & Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar LessonsAcoustic Guitar LessonsElectric Guitar LessonsBass Guitar LessonsUkulele LessonsVocals / Voice TrainingComposition & Music ArrangingMusic Theory LessonsGCSE & A Level Music Consultant

Genres/Styles Covered

Classical Guitar: Up to Grade 8;

Classical & Romantic
Pre-Classical
20th Century
Classical Pedagogy.


Acoustic Guitar: Up to Grade 8;

Acoustic Blues & Jazz
Folk
Ragtime
Fingerstyle
Flatpicking
Chords & Rhythm Playing.


Electric Guitar: Up to Grade 6; 

Rock
Electric Blues & Jazz
Pop Music
Lead Improvisation
Chords & Rhythm Playing.


Bass: Up to Grade 5;

Rock
Blues & Jazz
Funk
Pop Music
Improvisation
Fretless (Upright)
Slap.


Ukulele: Early Grades;

Chords & Rhythm Playing
Pop Music.


Vocals/Voice Training:

Singing Technique

Classical & Popular Music Styles. 


Music Theory & Literacy.


Music Reading (Treble & Bass Clef).


Composition: All Styles (Use of Compositional Technology).


Music Arranging (Use of Appropriate Technology).

 

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