Information About Dominique - Glasgow teacher
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Dominique offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE AND ZOOM
My name is Dominique, and I am a Belgian born classical guitarist and guitar instructor who has living in the Southside of Glasgow for the last 3 years. I started playing guitar at the age of 8 myself, choosing the guitar after my parents offered me the option to play an instrument, and have been hooked since.
After receiving private music lessons for several years, as well as doing after school general music and Solfa classes, I decided to take the leap and go to "De! Kunsthumaniora", which is a high school for the arts in Belgium. Since then, I have spent my entire school career in music and arts related courses and colleges, picking up a wide spectrum of musical skills that I am now keen to pass on.
I achieved my latest degree, a Masters in classical guitar performance, right here in Scotland, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Matthew McAllister and Allan Neave.
I’m very happy that you (and / or your child) are thinking about taking guitar lessons with me! I’m very passionate about guitar and passing on what I know, and look forward to teaching you. I have worked with kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds, and have enjoyed several degrees in music, so you are in capable hands!
My fees are: £15 per half hour lesson, £25 per full hour lesson.
I'm happy to provide a free of charge consultation lesson.
I am an experienced classical guitarist and teacher, having taught numerous private students, both in Belgium and these last few years in Scotland. I have taught young children from ages 7-17, as well as adults of all ages, skills and levels of interest.
I have been employed as a classical guitar tutor in the Diane Mitchell Music School in Glasgow since 2018, where I have taught a large group of individual students of all ages, styles and individual needs.
Starting in August 2019, I have also been employed as the classical guitar tutor in the Portobello Music School in Edinburgh, where I work with groups of children of all ages, as well as individual students.
I am a regular cover teacher for several schools within the Glasgow Area.
A lot of my experience is based both on teaching and being taught as a student. I have developed a knowledge of Kodály, solfège and relevant music theory over the course of my undergrad and Masters. I have also gained a lot of knowledge having read the book "Teaching Young Instrumentalists: Engagement & Motivation in Group Instrumental Teaching" by Robert Lennon. I have a competent knowledge of the ABRSM Music Medals guitar syllabus and the Trinity guitar syllabus.
Despite being my second language, I am confident in saying that my English is fluent, and will not pose a hurdle in lessons at all.
I am also a full PVG membership holder and qualified to work with children.
My approach to music tuition is based around four main pillars:
Playing an instrument - I will work with the student of the course of our lessons to build up the skill of playing the guitar. In my opinion, this is an incredibly valuable skill, especially for children. Research shows that exposure to music can improve children's ability to learn, as well as memory, cognitive development, coordination, dexterity and expressive ability.
Musical theory and aural skills - Alongside the technical skills that come with playing the guitar, we will learn about how to use music theory, how to read music, use aural skills and more. These go hand-in-hand with playing an instrument, and are required knowledge should the student at some point think about taking graded exams.
Engaging with music and culture - There is a great amount of culture within music, and we will explore this in the lessons as we talk about and play different kinds of music and find ways of expressing ourselves through those.
Positive learning environment - Above all, I find it incredibly important that a student enjoys their music lessons and has fun. I strive to make learning music the best experience for anyone that tries it, and will work towards any student’s specific needs or requirements to ensure they are getting the most that they can out of our lessons.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2019) - Classical Guitar Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Royal Conservatoire of Ghent (2017) - Classical Guitar Performance with distinction (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- De! Kunsthumaniora, high school for the arts (2014) - Classical Guitar with the highest distinction (School) (✘ Not On File)