Denise Upton: FTCL, ARCM, LRAM, LTCL, Cert.Ed

Clarinet Tuition, Saxophone Tuition, Flute Tuition, Piano Tuition, Oboe Tuition

Ely Clarinet: Specialist Clarinet & Saxophone Tuition based in Ely, Cambridgeshire


Teacher Profile

Denise studied Clarinet and bass clarinet at Trinity College of Music, becoming a Fellow FTCL in clarinet performance, after successfully completing the 3 year LTCL Teacher's course. FTCL is rated by RQF at level 7, similar to Master's Degree in performance. She also holds the very high standard diplomas: ARCM in clarinet performance from the Royal College of Music and LRAM in clarinet teaching from the Royal Academy.

Denise also studied piano and piano accompaniment to teaching diploma level (LTCL) at Trinity and plays piano parts during lessons, as appropriate.

Subsequently, as part of continued professional development, Denise studied other woodwind instruments and passed:

Grade 8 Saxophone
Grade 8 Flute
Grade 8 Oboe

Her experience includes specialist teaching and ensemble coaching in independent schools, state schools, an F.E. college, music services and privately. Many pupils passed grade 8 with distinction (they practised much more than children do now!), some gained recital certificates / dip. ABRSM / LTCL and other students were accepted at: Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Universities with good music departments.

Having taught children for 35 years, Denise now enjoys helping adults to realise their musical ideals.