Information About Jessica - Fareham teacher - (2 reviews)
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I graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales in August 2017, where I spent two years studying full-time for a Masters of Music in Solo Performance (violin). This course involved extensive orchestral, solo and chamber music performance. I took lessons with Lowri Porter (co-principal violin in the Welsh National Opera) and have performed across the UK, often in iconic venues with world-class conductors.
Since my postgraduate studies at this prestigious National Conservatoire, I have worked as an upper strings teacher (violin and viola) 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. I have also spent 3 years studying full-time for a BA (Hons) Music degree from top Russell Group institution, the University of Southampton.
Unfortunately, I am unable to teach from home and do not have my own business premises so I will always drive to you. I now have ample experience in teaching all ages and abilities and love teaching adults and children alike. You will find me to be young, bright and bubbly with a high level of teacher and musical training to suit all requirements.
I can provide casual tuition / learning for fun as well as preparation for ABRSM and Trinity examinations, and will be happy to discuss all learning options with you.I have taught whole class, group and individual music lessons, and have full ensemble/conducting experience. I previously enjoyed conducting a string orchestra in Windsor. Teaching is my livelihood and my passion and requires a commitment on both sides. Pupils regularly attain Merit and Distinction exam results through myself and I'm sure this can be achievable for you too!
I believe strongly 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/well-being 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 grades. 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. 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.
In lessons, I will often play along with the pupil to further boost confidence, and believe in a fun-loving and holistic approach which involves lots of games and activities. Being trained at Masters/Postgraduate level, I am comfortable teaching advanced level string technique, and am aware how a good technique will actually make playing easier. Teaching poor technique at an early stage is irresponsible and can take years of hard work to try and undo this as a teacher.
I do not advocate exams as the one and only route for progression - 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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- 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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