Information About Karen - Durham teacher
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Karen offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am a professional freelance musician teaching oboe, recorder and early years music to students of all ages. My teaching is based on the Suzuki Method, providing a comprehensive musical education in a fun way that enables children to become confident in their ability to learn, develop and enjoy music.
-Early Years Music (age 0+)
-Recorder (age 4+)
-Oboe (age 8+)
I have previously worked for local music services teaching oboe, recorder and early years music in schools and local music centres. I have also taught many private students over the years and I enter pupils for ABRSM exams when appropriate.
I qualified with the British Suzuki Institute as one of the first Suzuki recorder teachers in the UK & I have a great deal of teaching experience, having taught pupils of all ages in both individual and group settings.
I very much enjoy working with young people and I have led a number of music workshops in the community.
I am passionate about working with children and encouraging them to reach their potential so that they can enjoy music and the development of their ability. I believe that all children can develop musical skill and that this proves of high value to them, enabling not only musical ability but also those skills and aspects of character that are so important for the rest of life such as concentration, perseverance, co-ordination, motivation, teamwork, sensitivity, listening and positive self-esteem. My lessons also include fun, interactive approaches to music theory so that pupils gain a solid understanding of the language of music.
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland (2013) - Early Music Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- British Suzuki Institute (2012) - Suzuki Recorder teaching levels 1 & 2 (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2008) - Oboe Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (2007) - Music (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)