Information About Bethan - Lambeth teacher
A graduate of the Royal College of Music (2007, BMus (hons) II:I) and the University of Cambridge (2010, Secondary Music PGCE) I have many years experience in making music with and teaching music to children and young people aged between 2 and 20. This includes 'informal' learning as well as formal and classroom-based education.
My principal instrument is Tuba, with which I currently perform in both classical ensembles and also a folk-pop band. My other instruments include piano accordion, piano, guitar and singing although if it is specific instrumental tuition you require (rather than academic or theory tuition) I would mainly only offer this on tuba. I would of course recommend building performance and demonstration into any relevant theory work as well though!
I have experience in working with Nursery and Primary school aged children in both an 'informal' and after-school capacity. This includes both basic instrumental tuition as well as the accompanying theory.
After graduating from the RCM I worked for two years at Harrow School as Music Assistant, during which time I taught extra music theory classes for pupils approaching Associated Board Exams (up to and including Grade 5 standard).
During my PGCE I trained in two Secondary Schools, working as part of a busy department to deliver lessons in all areas of the academic curriculum, including GCSE and AS / A Level classes. This also involved out-of-hours one-on-one assistance, particularly for older pupils with several modules to work from, and a vast range of extra-curricular work such as running ensembles, performance classes and concerts.
Very much student-led, particularly to begin with so we can establish the best way of working together and the areas which are stronger or weaker than others. As with any learning process it is important to set short and long-term goals, as well as fitting these into a general framework to help achieve them.
I do believe that one of the best ways to improve academic learning in music is to play and demonstrate on any instruments at your disposal - this makes learning more fun and more challenging for the student, as well as providing various useful 'links' between theoretical points that otherwise can seem isolated or 'pointless'!
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- University of Cambridge (2009) - Secondary Music (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal College of Music, London (2007) - BMus (hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)