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Isolde offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Casual £30.00

Singing

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Isolde and I am a freelance opera singer as well as a DBS-checked piano and singing teacher. I love performing and it is always my aim to bring that into my teaching. I have lived in South East London for two years and love everything that the area has to offer. I am excited to see how I can my skills in a positive way in the community.

Tutoring Experience:

In my 14 years of teaching experience, my students have ranged from age 4 to adults and include those who have learning difficulties including autism and ADHD. I have put many of my students through ABRSM examinations and have a no-fail rate.Most recently, I have worked as a vocal coach with Take Flight Academy working with roughly 70 children and young adults.

In addition to my one-to-one tuition, I have experience as a choir director, firstly as the director of my own madrigal group and, in later years, helping to rehearse children’s choirs (Questor’s Young Musician’s Club). In 2012, I stage-directed ‘The Magic-Flute’ with KCL Operatic society with around 30 young adults. In 2014 I worked with Clonter Opera, running workshops for 150 children a day for two weeks. This involved teaching the children about different aspects of performing Opera and Musical Theatre and demonstrating throughout the day.

Freelance Peripatetic Music Teacher: Experience teaching Piano to Grade 6 level, Singing to Grade 8 and beyond. Music Theory to Grade 3
2003-Present

Movement Captain for Buxton International Opera Festival working under Caroline Pope
June/July 2017

Piano and Singing Teacher with Forte Arts Teaching Agency:
2015-Present

Singing teacher and coach with Take Flight Academy:
2016 – 2017

Singer/ workshop leader with Clonter Opera Children’s Variety Workshops:
September 2014

Dep teacher and Choir Master with Questor Young Musician’s Club:
2014

Stage Director for KCL Opera Society’s The Magic Flute:
June 2012

Tutoring Approach:

I am a patient and engaging teacher who works towards building confidence and individuality in my students. I am technical in my approach but always with a view to showing how music-making can be made easier and more enjoyable. I have experience teaching in a range of styles including Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Folk and World Music.

In my singing teaching, I focus on ways in which to sing safely using good technique and predominantly breath support to minimize strain on the vocal cords: gradually increasing strength, vocal flexibility and, most importantly, confidence. I work with the student to find an individual way to communicate the words and feeling while exploring the appropriate style for the music. I have also given one-on-one drama coaching for audition and production preparation.

I have a particular skill at getting young beginners interested in the piano and, on numerous occasions, I have had success re-igniting interest in the piano with new students who had previously lost it.

Please note that my hourly rate is £30 but for shorter sessions I do charge a little more to cover my travelling time.
30 minutes = £20
45 minutes = £24

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

Qualifications:

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2015) - MMUS (Masters) (✔ On File)

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