Information About Gabrielle - Beaconsfield teacher
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Gabrielle offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
I am a 22 years old piano teacher and I started to play the piano when I was 9 years old in France. I continued to play the piano when I moved to England and passed grades after grades to reach the final grade which is grade 8. I am currently working towards the latter and I will be passing my exam very soon. For performance experience, I have performed the piano in front of an elderly audience a couple of times where they appreciated the music that I played. I have also been teaching for over a year and gradually, many students have come to me for lessons.
Two years has passed since I started to teach and most of my students that have started with me, who had no musical experience at the beginning, such as; reading music, understanding rhythm and playing an instrument, are now working towards grading work. Some have performed their playing in front of an audience; at schools, the church, family gatherings… Which makes me real proud to hear that they are sharing their skills with the world.
We go through lots of different methods to improve their musical skills, music reading skills as well as dexterity in their fingers. I find that scales are a great way to improve of such and it helps students to memories musical rhythm easier. They learn faster their pieces and are able to recognise patterns well enough as music is heavily based on patterns re-occurring lots of times in a piece of music. Another method that helps my students improve their timing is to play duets . So duets are to be played together with somebody else. It makes the student think more about their timing as they are playing in time with another person, and in the future, they can join a band and be more confident in playing in time with their band mates. I also teach a bit of Music Theory as we advance through the lessons and it must relate to what we do, to avoid confusions.
I find that all of my students are different and have their own unique ways to learn. Some will understand one method, others another method. So we try out different things until they fully understand what they need to do. I like to think as myself as a coach, helping my students and giving them advice. Every time that we finish discussing a piece in the lesson and that the student has played the piece to me, I always ask them if they have any questions about the piece to conclude the session, like a final double check before they attack the piece alone in their practice time. If one student is finding it difficult to do a certain part in their music, I first demonstrate what they need to do and explain some techniques to proceed to it, then I ask them to try it out and by that, they are more confident to do it alone when they are practising. I also tell my students that if they are stuck during their practice session, to not hesitate to contact me by email or by phone, so that I can help them on that matter. I want to make sure that my students never feel alone and that they always have me to help them at all times and not to be afraid to let me know if they do not understand something. Finally, I make sure that they enjoy what they are playing and what we do in the lessons. Because if they are not, this is when students starts to dislike music and what we do. And I want to avoid that as much as I can because it's not needed.
One last thing, lessons are normally 30 minutes long or 45 minutes (depending how far you are from me, lessons will be longer). So the fee that you see can vary depending on location.
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2017) - Grade 1 Jazz (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2017) - Grade 7 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2014) - Grade 5 Music Theory (Other) (✔ On File)