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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Singing

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Cello

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Harp

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Personal Description:

Music has always been central to my personal development and happiness. I have been playing since early childhood in the 1960s. Although winning many prizes and bursaries from competitive performance, I now really enjoy playing for pure pleasure. I also get great satisfaction from seeing my pupils' enjoyment and sense of achievement. I have always supported a wide variety of cultural activities, including opera and traditional music, through subscription or volunteering. I love playing or singing in ensembles and have formed many lasting friendships through music. I think support for artistic endeavour should be a goal of all avowedly civilised societies. I am optimistic about the future of all forms of music as new technology may help make musical activity a more democratic and less elitist pursuit.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching since the late 1970s. I am very fortunate in having been able to teach full time for the past few years. I teach all ages and abilities and do not require students to audition for me. I have helped many adults wishing to rekindle their interest in music or to maintain it in later life. I have always welcomed students who wish to play solely for pleasure but I have extensive experience of all grades of all the major exam boards and diploma level in both piano and singing. I have taught cello to intermediate level and been an adult facilitator with several instrumental and vocal ensembles. I also teach Irish traditional music on the wire strung harp, including customising arrangements. I have some experience of teaching students with special needs e.g. ASD, ADHD, Williams Syndrome.

Tutoring Approach:

Respect for the abilities and aims of the individual student is paramount. While I am happy to teach students who wish to play or sing by ear but with sound technique and harmonic assurance, or students who wish to use keyboard books or less formal material in lessons, I believe it is in the best interests of all students wishing to take exams to agree a reasonably formal programme of tuition, cultivating the good practice habits which ensure that they have a lifetime of playing and singing pleasure ahead of them. Depending on the age of the individual, I encourage the student to propose practice schedules and be directly involved in the choice of repertoire. Regardless of whether the student is doing exams, I include aural training and musical history in my lessons and encourage questions and experimentation.

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

Qualifications:

  • London College of Music (2012) - Diploma (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity Guildhall (2011) - Diploma (College) (✘ Not On File)

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