GUITAR / UKULELE 5+

OUR TEACHERS

INÊS LOUBET is an award-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist and music educator. She was born in Porto, Portugal and has a BMus Hons degree in Jazz Voice from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has also taught music at Prior Western Primary School in London, BEAT (Barnet Education Arts Trust) where she taught Singing, Ukulele and African Drumming to classes of students from age 3 to age 8. She has also been private teaching for nine years now and has facilitated music lessons in Whipps Cross Hospital and a prison institution in Porto, Portugal, for over a year. She is the co-leader and singer in the London-based Afro-Brazilian jazz band Caravela as well as being the lead singer in other groups such as contemporary jazz band Bahla and Brazilian Carnival group Rhythms of the City. She co-leads and directs female acappella group Sopa de Pedra.

MICHAEL ROTHMAN I’m a multi-instrumentalist, music producer and Alexander
Technique teacher from Brazil. I play flute, drum kit, percussion, as
well as piano, guitar, bass, and beatbox. Focusing on our thinking process and
emotional expression, Iʼm always looking for enjoyment and purpose in my
students’ practice. My whole focus is teaching the kids how to think music, how to perceive thinks better and more clearly in a fun environment. I believe that freedom comes through the ability to express ourself and that we can use music as a tool for
personal development. Attitude plays a very important part in our lives, and
music is a great platform to explore that asset that is usually put in second
place in everyday activities. Creativity and exploration are a big part of my
lessons, through learning how to improvise, exploring different musical
phrases, or creating new rhythms for songs and exercises. Above all, the love
for music is what connects and permeates everything else, thatʼs the drive for a
rich and enhancing musical experience.

SAMUEL WEST Samuel has been lucky enough to play on some of the biggest stages in the UK and abroad. In 2017 he started collaborating in “Sounding Out” with ‘Creative Futures’ as a music educator for a research about music and deafness in childhood, divided between the London College University and the Institute of Education LCU. He also carries out sessions in the field of therapy with people with Senile Dementia, Parkinsons and Alzheimers. His teaching approach is fun, engaging and creative: singing, composition and improvisation are the base of his sessions, alongside with the more technical elements of playing a guitar/ukulele.

A SONG COMPOSED DURING THE UKULELE SESSIONS