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Emily offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00

Singing

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Casual £35.00

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Hi, I'm Emily! I was born in the Scottish Borders and I'm a classically-trained soprano. I hold Bachelor of Music with Honours and Master of Music degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Throughout my time at the Conservatoire, I specialised in Kodály Musicianship and Methodology, studying with Lucinda Geoghegan, Andrew Nunn and Anne Murphy. I also studied with various Kodály specialists whilst in Hungary and the Netherlands. Upon graduation, I completed practical Kodály tutor training with Naheed Cruickshank (BAHons, GSMD) in Glasgow schools. Throughout my time as a music educator, I have taught students of all ages and stages, both in a classroom setting and in my own private studio.

Tutoring Experience:

Piano Tutor - Glasgow Children's Music School - December 2019 to present
Musicianship Tutor - National Youth Choir of Scotland – October 2019 to September 2020
Musicianship Tutor - Hyndland Music Club - Hyndland Primary School, Glasgow - 2020
Teaching assistant - Colourstrings Hyndland - from September 2019 to March 2020
Trainee Nursery Music Tutor - Reel Kids Music Club - October 2019 to May 2020
Trainee Primary Music Tutor - Reel Kids Music Club - September 2019 to June 2020
Classroom assistant for Rosanne Brackenridge - NYCoS Mini Music Makers –
The Hidden Gardens behind Tramway, Glasgow, April 2019
Choir Director - Reel Kids Music Club - Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, January and May 2019
Vocal tutor – The Music and Dance Academy, Bellshill, Scotland – October 2018 to November 2019
Kodály Musicianship Tutor – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Junior Department – May 2018
Private Tutor – June 2017 to present
Workshop leader - Givin’ It Laldie, Gorbals’ Children’s Choir workshop – Glasgow - 2014

I have experience teaching singing in different styles including classical, pop, and musical theatre. I have also entered several students for ABRSM graded Singing and Music Theory exams and have experience tutoring students through National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Music.

I have a 100% pass rate where any students have entered exams.

Kodály Musicianship Training:

British Kodály Academy - Early Years Study Tour - Hungary - February 2020
NYCoS Kodály Summer School – Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh – 27th July to 2nd August 2019
NYCOS Go for Silver Training – The Mitchell Library, Glasgow – 4th May 2019
Kodály Musicianship Training, Kodály HUB Erasmus+ event with Lucinda Geoghegan and László Norbert Nemes – National Piping Centre and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow - March 2019
Kodály Musicianship Training with Lucinda Geoghegan, Anne Murphy and Andrew Nunn – 2013 to 2018 (Modules 1 – 4 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Kodály Methodology 2 Training with Lucinda Geoghegan – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - 2018
Kodály Musicianship and Methodology Erasmus Exchange – The Netherlands - Winter 2017

Tutoring Approach:

I am passionate about my teaching and tailor my lesson plans to the individuals I tutor. I often teach using the Kodály philosophy that I have studied, incorporating singing games into my lessons to improve musicianship and knowledge of music theory.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2019) - Master of Music Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2017) - Bachelor of Music Performance (Vocal Studies) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2013) - Grade 8 Singing (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Biggar High School (2012) - Higher Music (School) (✔ On File)

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