Information About Flora - Stranraer teacher - (3 reviews)
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Growing up I did music constantly. I started at the City of Belfast School of Music when I was 7 years old and studied piano, singing, cello, music theory and recorder. When I was 13 I gained entry to Methodist College Belfast where I was part of many musical groups including Girls Choir and Chapel Choir, performing in venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
I worked through ABRSM and Trinity exams in piano, cello, recorder, singing and music theory. I began tutoring students when I was still at school.
In 2008 I went to the University of York and gained my 2.1 BA (hons) degree in Music, specialising in Recorder and the Baroque period. I was lucky enough to be tutored by musicians such as Dr Jonathan Wainwright and Dr Peter Seymour.
I have had some wonderful musical training and some totally uninspiring training- and this has led me to realise that the most important thing is to have fun when you learn because that's how you really learn to love what you're doing.
I have been teaching full time for the last couple of years and before that I taught part time. I am always delighted to meet new people, of all ages and abilities.
With a background in working with those with more complex needs such as those with ADHD and Aspergers, please feel free to talk to me about what you or your child needs. Everyone has a different way of learning and of being understood and I would love to working with you or your child in a way that works and is fun!
In my experience, people learn best and progress fastest when they feel relaxed and are having fun. My approach to music is to make sure that you have fun in your lessons. I do not create a pressurized environment and would rather we laugh about silly mistakes (which we both will make) and create a real love of music rather than pushing you too quickly towards a goal.
I teach everyone from 5 years old up to 99! I have taught doctors, dentists, farmers and lots of others who just want to come to lessons to relax and who don't have time to practice during the week. I have also taught those who have a specific plan in mind and a Graded exam to sit. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like to work towards an exam or a performance of some kind please let me know. I specialise in working with beginners but am happy to assist with those who are looking for more advanced help.
With all enquiries, if I know of someone who may be better suited to helping you, I will let you know. The goal is to have happy musicians who are learning new things every week.
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- The University of York (2011) - BA (hons) Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Music (2008) - A Level (School) (✘ Not On File)
- The Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music (2008) - ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
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I had piano (or rather keyboard) lessons before and I didn't really enjoy it and lost quickly the interest in it. Now, a few years later, I wanted to try a completely new restart and found, luckily, Flora. It it just totally amazing how much fun it is learning and understanding an instrument. From the first lesson onwards, I noticed great improvements and I'm still enjoying it. I'm learning new things every week and I'm also feeling really comfortable, even when doing mistakes. As I never learned how to read sheets, I asked for some theory knowledge and Flora integrated it in a great and fun way. I'm looking forward to my next lesson:)