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Alexia offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Flute

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Casual £35.00

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UPDATE (25/04/2021): I am currently only taking on new flute students (not singing), due to other work commitments.

I am now based in the Devizes area in Wiltshire and I usually travel to your home for lessons. (An additional mileage fee may apply for locations further afield.)

After completing ABRSM grade 8 flute and A Level music (including performance on flute and voice), I entered the University of Surrey where I studied flute, piccolo, voice and piano, as well as other subjects such as music theory, aural perception, music history (Renaissance through to **Postcode Removed**), analysis, general repertoire, historical performance practice, jazz, exoticism and orchestration. I specialised in flute performance during my final year, graduating in 1999.

I have had wonderful opportunities for musical learning and development including having taken part in James Galway's 7th Annual Flute Seminar back in 1995, various summer schools, ensembles, choirs and orchestras (playing both flute and piccolo in orchestras and having had opportunities to sing solos with choirs).

More recently I have learnt to improvise and play/sing as a community musician through the Lifemusic Facilitator training with Dr Rod Paton, Senior Music Lecturer at the University of Chichester, as well as having discovered much about sound-healing, voice-work, mantras and Eastern music through studying yoga and through personal research. I love the way that singing and flute playing go hand-in-hand: Galway emphasised to sing your flute pieces and to make your playing sing! The power of sound to uplift, create wellbeing, change emotional states and expand consciousness never ceases to amaze me!

Tutoring Experience:

I'm an experienced workshop teacher (community music and singing) and I have regular one-to-one flute and voice students.

Tutoring Approach:

Music truly is a universal language to be enjoyed by all, and I personally believe that everyone is musical. I've seen many people who did not think they were musical transform and discover an innate musicality through the Lifemusic method. I bring this philosophy to teaching and I believe if someone feels stuck and cannot grasp something, it's just a matter of finding a different explanation or experience in order for the brain and body to assimilate new concepts. With time, passion and dedication, most things are achievable.

I offer lessons for all levels and I teach in the standard classical way, yet with the opportunity to approach your playing light-heartedly, with lots of fun and with an openness to improvisation and other styles of playing. The lessons will usually be structured around the technical and artistic development of the ABRSM grades, but taking exams is completely optional.

I am also an experienced healer, coach and workshop facilitator (community music, singing, yoga and meditation). I work holistically, holding a safe, supportive space for people to grow in confidence, and find their own inner creativity and self expression.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Lifemusic / University of Chichester (2012) - Lifemusic Faciltator Certification (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Surrey (1999) - BMus (Hons) - Flute Performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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