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The Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
Teaching since 2003
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Mr Billington

Trumpet
The Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
Professional field(s): Trumpet
Teaching language(s): English
Teaching since 2003

He is a dedicated, motivated and expertly trained music professional with over 20 years of teaching and playing experience.

After obtaining a Master's of Music in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2003 he freelanced in many top UK Orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestra.

A year later he accepted the position of second trumpet in the Macao Orchestra which he held for 8 years. Here he taught at the Macao conservatory.

In 2011 he moved to Hong Kong where he is now a core member of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. His teaching posts include the Kellett School, Nord Anglia international school as well as having worked at the Hong Kong Academy of performing arts.

In addition to having a thorough educational and performance background I pride myself on being passionate, enthusiastic and understanding in my workplace and specialise in teaching the trumpet to students of all ages from beginner to professional level.

Mr Billington

Education

Master of Music in Performance (Mmus)
Awarding Institute: Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, UK.

Study Period: September 2002 to June 2003
Course Summary: Graduated under the tutelage of celebrated teachers John MacMurray, Murray Greig and John Miller

Bachelor of Music/Grad RNCM (Bmus)
Awarding Institute: Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, UK.

Study Period: September 1998 to June 2002
Course Summary: Graduated under the tutelage of expert teachers John Dickinson and Martin Winter

Performance Experience

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Employment Period: September 2011 to present
Position Summary: Core member Principal Trumpet, Second Trumpet

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Employment Period: September 2011 to present
Position Summary: Guest Section Trumpet

Macao Orchestra

Employment Period: September 2003 to August 2011
Position Summary: Second Trumpet

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Employment Period: June 2003
Position Summary: Freelance Trumpet

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Employment Period: September 2011 to 2014
Position Summary: Freelance Trumpet

Halle Orchestra

Employment Period: May 2002
Position Summary: Freelance Trumpet

Working Experience

Nord Anglia International School (HK)

Employment Period: September 2017 to present
Position Summary: Private tuition

Kellet British International School in Hong Kong

Employment Period: September 2017 to present
Position Summary: Conducting school ensembles & group/private tuition

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Employment Period: September 2012 to 2017
Position Summary: Private tuition in the HKPA Junior School

Pure Music Center (HK)

Employment Period: September 2011 to present
Position Summary: Private tuition and group classes focusing on beginner to intermediate level

Hong Kong Inter Schools Music Competition

Employment Period: June 2003 and June 2006
Position Summary: Adjudicator

Macao Conservatory of Music

Employment Period: September 2003 to August 2011
Position Summary: Teaching a range of one on one, group classes and joint performance training.

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Mr Billingtons' Teaching Philosophy

I pride myself on being passionate, enthusiastic and understanding in my workplace and specialise in teaching the trumpet to students of all ages from beginner to professional level.

Teaching Location

Central and WesternEasternSouthernWan ChaiKwun TongSham Shui PoIslandsSha TinTsuen Wan

Live Tutorial

Mr Billington provides live facetime. Zoom, Skype etc

Lesson

Trumpet

LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Tuition$750$850$900
Notes
  • The Tuition refers to 60mins per lesson.
  • The Tuition might be adjusted according to the duration and location of the lesson.
  • All amounts are in Hong Kong Dollars.

Level:

All Instrumental Lessons / Accompaniment
Beginner: Beginner - G. 4
Intermediate: G. 5 - G. 7
Advanced: G. 8 or above

Western Music Theory
Beginner: ABRSM Music Theory G. 5
Intermediate: ABRSM Music Theory G. 8
Advanced: Trinity College London AmusTCL or above

Chinese Music Theory
Beginner: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Theory
Beginner: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 1
Intermediate: Central Conservatory of Music Theory G. 2
Advanced: Not applicable

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