Information About Carla - Caerphilly teacher
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I aim to use my education and life experiences to inspire others to achieve through music. I am a drum tutor, sound healer, composer/producer who is interested in using music as tool to aid self-expression and healing. I am a positive and sociable character with excellent communication skills. I am a flexible, hard worker who enjoys a challenge.
I have been teaching Drums at New Foundations Home Education for nearly 3 years. I am a trained Community Music Wales Tutor who has delivered drum workshops to a variety of different client groups. I teach students from the age of 4 and have experience in working with youngsters with special needs such as dyslexia and Aspergers syndrome as well as youths from pupil referral units.
I value education and aim to maintain a consistent high standard of teaching. I think it is important to make the lessons enjoyable and fun especially where younger students are concerned. I often create rhythm games and use colourful notation as a learning aid. I have had students as young as 4 writing their own rhythms in drum notation. I like to incorporate music theory into my lessons as I feel that reading and writing music is a valuable skill, but this is not essential, I adapt lessons to suit the individual.
I teach Drum kit lessons on a one to one basis. This involves good communication, planning and organising skills. I support and encourage learners to progress and learn at their own pace. I am aware that learners have different levels of ability and adjust my methods to suit their needs.
I continuously evaluate my teaching, objectives and student achievements. I measure how successful my lessons are via visual observations and verbal interaction. This enables me to assess whether or not I need to revaluate my teaching methods.
I continue to improve my skills and knowledge so that I am equipped with proficiencies that I need to keep participants engaged. I always provide positive feedback for students to encourage further development.
Additional Languages: Welsh
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of South Wales (2015) - Popular Music Technology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Stoke-on-Trent College (2011) - Access to Music Level 3 (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Rockschool (2011) - Grade 6 Drums (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Open University (2009) - A214 Understanding Music (Professional) (✘ Not On File)