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Catherine offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Clarinet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

Bassoon

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Casual £34.00

Recorder

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Casual £34.00

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Personal Description:

Thank you for your interest. I am Principal Bassoonist with Essex Symphony Orchestra and play with the Danzi Wind Quintet. I am Bassoon Tutor for the Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Young People's Orchestra. I enjoy playing and teaching in equal measure and have been lucky enough to combine the two throughout my career so far.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught instrumental lessons for 30 years and have also been a specialist primary music teacher in Essex schools for 25 years, teaching whole class music and recorder lessons, conducting music festivals and organising school choirs and orchestras. I am currently the woodwind tutor in primary schools in Chelmsford and Little Baddow and in secondary schools in Westcliff and Southend. I live in Wickford, Essex, which is within easy reach of Brentwood, Shenfield, Billericay, Southend and Rayleigh. I tutor pupils aged 7 to adult on bassoon (and mini bassoon/short reach bassoon) clarinet and music theory at home on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I take descant recorder pupils from the age of 5.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach every pupil according to their wishes and requirements, progressing at a speed that best suits them, generally teaching towards ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall exams but only if they choose. I hope to pass on not only my knowledge and expertise but also my enthusiasm for music and in particular the fantastic instruments that my pupils have chosen to learn.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Bulmershe College, University of Reading (1986) - PGCE (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity College London (1985) - Licentiate Teacher (bassoon) of Trinity College, London (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Holloway College, University of London (1985) - Bachelor of Music (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • School (1980) - Grade 8 Clarinet ABRSM (distinction) (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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