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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Casual £15.00

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Personal Description:

I am a sixth form student studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry, and have applied to study Medicine at university. After studying Music GCSE with Edexcel for three years, I got a 7 (an A grade) and scored full marks on playing the piano solo piece Fur Elise (an ABRSM grade 6 piece).

I have had a passion for music from a young age; I have played the piano since the age of seven, and taught myself how to play the guitar when I was 14. This has allowed me to perform in concerts, in a band and at school events. I was also a finalist in the borough's talent competition of 2016.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught eight students over a period of six years, ranging from 5 to 12 year olds. I have taken several students through the Prep piano test & Grade 1 successfully. I also have taught other subjects in addition to piano, such as maths, English and science.
*Please go to my linked tutor page below to see recommendations and reviews from the parents of some of my students.
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Tutoring Approach:

In terms of teaching strategy, I start off with a mini test recapping on what we went over in the last lesson. I then introduce new theory content relevant to the student's level and then go through a worksheet. After working on theory, we move on to practical, which includes learning scales, new pieces, and practising sight reading.

Personally, I went by the exam route of learning piano (ABRSM) for the first two years of playing piano, after which I decided to teach myself any pieces I would like to learn, which I've been doing for the last eight years. This allows me to teach both exam content for the Prep exam and Grade 1, while teaching students how to play by ear and using different resources, including sight reading and YouTube videos.

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

Qualifications:

  • Barking Abbey Sixth Form (2020) - A-levels (A*A*A predicted) (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Barking Abbey School (2018) - GCSEs (eight 9s, two A*s and two As including in Music, Maths, English and the sciences) (School) (✘ Not On File)

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