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Music Tuition in Piano & Brass

Welcome to Ivory & Brass private music tuition in piano and brass instruments.

I am Nicola Hopkinson BA Hons, PGDip, MMus. I am a professional musician based in Glasgow. I provide music lessons in my home for Piano, French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone. I cover a wide range of repertoire (Classical and Jazz in both Piano and Brass) and prepare pupils for Associated Board exams. I also offer assistance for those wishing to sit the SQA Standard and Higher practical examinations. All my pupils have a high success rate. My home is a red sandstone property in a very quiet part of Glasgow ideal for teaching, and learning, piano, french horn, trumpet or trombone. There are no parking problems or restrictions. My piano is a very high quality Reisbach upright which is professionally tuned and maintained.

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My current pupils have a wide age range and varying ability from beginner to advanced. Past pupils have gone on to study at the Junior Academy (RSAMD) and undergraduate degrees at the RSAMD and further afield to Oxford.

In addition to teaching piano and brass music lessons privately I also teach in both primary and secondary schools and I am a freelance musician with all the major orchestras in Scotland.

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"Music is the art of thinking with sounds" (Anon)