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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £37.50
Intermediate £37.50
Advanced £37.50
Casual £37.50

Violin

Hourly Fee
Beginner £37.50
Intermediate £37.50
Advanced £37.50
Expert £35.00
Casual £37.50

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £37.50
Intermediate £37.50
Advanced £37.50

Viola

Hourly Fee
Beginner £37.50
Intermediate £37.50
Advanced £37.50
Expert £37.50
Casual £37.50

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Personal Description:

I graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in August 2017, where I spent two years studying full-time for a Masters of Music in Solo Performance. My principal study is violin but I also enjoy teaching and playing piano. My Masters involved extensive orchestral, solo and chamber music performance and during this time, I took lessons with Lowri Porter (co-principal violin for the Welsh National Opera). I have performed across the UK, often in iconic venues with world-class conductors. I have performed professionally with an orchestra in Switzerland also after graduating.

I currently reside in Fareham, Hampshire but I work in Surrey two days a week. I work for the 'Surrey Arts' music hub currently and am also a violin and piano teacher, self-employed. I run a successful string quartet who perform at weddings and events as well. In my free time, I enjoy playing with the Havant Symphony Orchestra, the Havant Chamber Orchestra and the Solent Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Sinfonia of Arun and Charity Symphony Orchestra.
I now have ample experience teaching all ages and abilities and love teaching adults and children alike. You will find me to be quite bubbly and sociable with a high level of teacher and musical training to suit all requirements.

Since my postgraduate studies at the prestigious Welsh Conservatoire, I have also worked as an upper strings teacher for Berkshire Maestros, one of the UK's leading music services. Prior to qualifying as a Master of Music, I spent a year working solely as a private music teacher with my own teaching business, and have also spent 3 years studying full-time for a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Southampton.

Tutoring Experience:

I can provide casual tuition / learning for fun as well as preparation for ABRSM and Trinity examinations. I am truly passionate about all forms of teaching and will be happy to discuss learning options with you.I have taught whole class, group and individual music lessons, and have full ensemble/conducting experience too. I previously enjoyed conducting a string orchestra in Windsor. Teaching is my livelihood and the majority of my life and it requires commitment from both sides. I have a proven track record of pupils regularly attaining Merit and Distinction exam results through myself.

I do tend to believe in a thorough grounding in one instrument, as opposed to learning lots of instruments at a low level. I also believe that a solid musical upbringing or education is brilliant for the social, mental and physical progression of children and adults. Many scientific studies have proven the benefits to learning an instrument. Academically, those children who do learn instruments are proven to achieve better results in school. Weekly home-time practice will be necessary as part of the learning process, however the most beneficial thing an individual can do to improve is join an orchestra or ensemble, if possible. Playing together in this way is hugely beneficial for all learners, and I personally have always played in a variety of orchestras/ensembles throughout the course of my musical education.

Tutoring Approach:

During lessons, I will often play along with the pupil to further boost confidence and I believe in a holistic approach which involves lots of games and activities. Being trained at a Postgraduate level, I am comfortable teaching advanced level string technique, and am aware of how good technique makes playing your instrument easier. Teaching poor technique at an early stage can take years of hard work to undo on our end at a later stage.
I do not advocate exams as the one and only route for progression and I will always encourage a pupil to enjoy playing as many different styles and genres of music as possible. There is more, much more to instrumental learning than exams alone. I am happy to arrange concerts for pupils who would like further opportunity to perform.
I really look forward to hearing from you as a future pupil!

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) (2017) - MMus Solo Performance (Violin) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Southampton (2014) - BA (Hons) Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • South Downs College (2011) - 3 A Levels (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Cams Hill School (2009) - 13 and a 1/2 GCSEs (School) (✘ Not On File)

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