Information About Flora - Newtownards 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.
At 18 I went to the University of York and gained my degree in Music.
I began playing the cello when I was 5 years old, the piano at 7 and had my first singing lesson at 8 when I couldn't sing in tune.
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.
Music is about having fun and learning to love making a noise (even if it's not beautiful to begin with). I believe in creating a love of music and a love for an instrument which will give you enthusiasm and drive to keep playing even when it gets tricker.
Learning an instrument is not impossible at any age. All you need is someone to guide you through and help you find your own unique style.
Half hour lessons are available- and usually recommended for young beginners. £15/ half an hour.
Teaching slots are very limited- please do get in touch asap if you would like to book in.
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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:)