Information About Bethany - Bristol teacher - (3 reviews)
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Bethany offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
My name is Bethany and I am a professional musician, film-producer and artist living in Bristol currently. I would describe myself as warm, friendly, understanding and very passionate about music.
I am a 24 year old first class music graduate based in Bristol who has been playing piano, viola, violin and singing for 10+ years. I have always had a strong passion in music since I was very young and been involved in it in all forms which stems further than just performance - I am an award winning film composer, music video producer, music composer and am a member of several bands who perform. I think all these skills come into play in their own ways in my teaching. I love all forms of art but music is particularly special to me - and I wish to help others/teach others more about it.
I have completed classical grades (grade 8 for viola, and singing, and grade 7 for piano). I have been a member of many choirs and orchestras over the 11 years I have played. I have also performed in several ‘pop’ ensembles in England, Ireland and France with my band STANLÆY and other music groups (all places I have lived and studied). After living in Dublin, and being very interested in Scandinavian and Celtic folk culture/music, I have self-taught myself ‘folk’ fiddle which heavily surrounds learning by ear - an invaluable skill for musicians. I love and appreciate both classical and folk tradition in fiddle playing.
Lastly, I write my own music and am an avid composer and writer (i.e short films): I am also experienced in writing and playing music for different kinds of performances, and would be more than happy to focus on aspects such as composition, or song-writing in lessons. I think my wide range of artistic interest (ranging from performance, theory, to writing) makes my teaching ability unique as I can guide pupils in the direction of what suits them most, and go with the flow.
I have previous teaching experience with young adults and children, with my youngest student being 8. I have taught / teach classical, folk and pop.
Classical and Jazz theory
I have completed work experience for cochlear implant therapy with elderly people who have severe hearing loss, whilst studying Music Therapy at University. This meant adapting my teaching methods to a completely different environment - something I am very comfortable to do.
I have taught a small ensemble of children folk tunes at Halsway Manor folk residential in Somerset.
I tailor my lessons to all levels of ability, so whether you've never picked up an instrument before or have been playing for a while, I'm happy to work out a learning plan that works for you.
I am DBS checked.
I teach in Bristol, either at my home or at you pupils home. I cycle so I am happy to travel up to certain distances.
My approach to Music Tuition for all my instruments and voice is student led - unless they require more ordered guidance. Through clear communication, the student and I can work through which areas they wish to develop further. I teach a range from classical (grades, or leisure) to pop (grades or leisure), to folk (which typically will include learning tunes aurally, an invaluable skill for musicians going into any field!). I have recently started learning Carnatic violin playing too which I could shed some light on - although I am still very much a student of this myself.
I understand how important it is to be unique and to 'find your voice' in whatever instrument you are playing (voice being the obvious example) so I like to put an emphasis on this.
Finally, as a young female musician, I also understand the difficulties that sometimes arise in this field - and have myself experienced it first hand. I know my students capabilities and focus on confidence building, and finding their own voice in order to produce music - or a performance which is their own.
50% off first lesson, not including the room fee if there is one.
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Southampton University (2017) - First Class Hons MUSIC (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Trinity (2013) - Grade 8 Singing (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2013) - Grade 8 Viola (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2013) - Grade 6 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)
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Bethany has a lovely relaxed nature and this helps put the pupil at ease.
Lessons are progressing well and my son is enjoying what is being taught