Information About Gemma - Dalkeith teacher - (1 review)
This is how 4 referees rated Gemma:
Royal Academy of Music Master of Arts 2018
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Postgraduate Diploma 2016
Edinburgh Napier University Bachelor of Music with Honours 2014
Studio of private pupils 2013-present
London Music Masters Cello tutor 2018-2020
Questors Young Musicians Club Cello tutor 2018-2020
NLMS Summer School Cello tutor 2016
Teaching Skills Module Edinburgh Napier University 2013
"Gemma is a highly versatile teacher in both group, paired and individual lesson settings. Her warm and child- centred approach makes learning cello a a fun and positive experience for all!" Katrina Damigos, London Music Masters Professional Development Manager and Team Teach Course Leader
"Gemma is just a brilliant cello teacher! She has been teaching my 8 year old daughter for nearly 2 years. She is always so kind, patient and encouraging, and my daughter responds really well to her . Gemma makes her lessons fun, and has gone the extra mile to keep my daughter engaged in learning at points when she has struggled. Gemma is also brilliant at communicating with us as parents and giving tips and resources to support and inspire our daughter. Hannah sums our recommendation up: “Gemma is so fun and kind!”
"Gemma is an exceptional teacher to our seven-year-old son. She is kind, with ‘bottomless patience’ (to quote his own words), supporting and always smiling. She has turned our son’s lessons into an enjoyable journey full of exciting activities. He learns hard techniques effortlessly through fun games and rhymes, giving him a strong sense of achievement.
She is attuned to his cues and needs, encouraging him to express his musicality and explore his instrument at his own pace.
Our son has only been playing the cello for two years and he already plays popular pieces. Not only does Gemma assign him the coolest music, but she also recommends and introduces activities and material that greatly enhance his experience as a young musician and offers him a glimpse of a wider music community.
Gemma has a great ability to motivate her students, and our son now wants to become a professional cellist. Vasileios - Maria"
"Gemma has been an outstanding cello teacher for my son, William, aged 11 who is working at around grade 3. William has had a few different teachers but it is only under Gemma’s guidance that he has made rapid progress. Gemma is very warm, patient and genuinely cares about her pupils’ development in their playing. This has been evident in her close attention to detail about specific improvements William needs to work on and her focus on pushing him to achieve more highly. She is extremely organised, always completely on top of what he has been practising and needs to do next, positive and smiley and very well liked by William who always looks forward to his lessons. Everything you need in a top class music teacher!"
It is important to me that students will enjoy their weekly lessons whilst still maintaining a focus or goal towards ABRSM/Trinity assessments. I am a patient and friendly tutor who is very enthusiastic about Music. Experience in teaching a wide range of musical styles and at a pace to suit each individual student.
All lessons will currently be conducted online via Zoom/Skype
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (2018) - Master of Arts (Music Performance) Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2016) - PGDIP Music Performance (Cello) (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh Napier University (2013) - BMus Performance (Hons) 1st Class (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2009) - Grade 8 Cello (Distinction) (Other) (✔ On File)
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