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

Piano

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

Trumpet

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

Music Theory

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

Trombone

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

French Horn

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

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Personal Description:

Professional freelance musician and graduate of the Royal College of Music. I have years of teaching experience in all brass instruments, piano and music theory in both 1-1 and school contexts and for a wide range of ages. Teaching is a very rewarding part of being a freelance musician and I very much enjoy it.

After successfully completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Royal College of Music, I then went on to do a Masters generously supported by the Frederick and Phyllis Treby Scholarship and studying with teachers from the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. I am fortunate to enjoy a wide variety of playing around London at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Somerset House, St. John's Smith Square and many more.

Tutoring Experience:

I currently work for the City of London School for Boys, Pembridge Hall School for girls and Chepstow House school as an individual trumpet, trombone and French horn teacher.

I have taught privately piano, brass and music theory for 6 years from ages 4-73 and have a 100% ABRSM Grade exam rate.

Tutoring Approach:

I employ a variety of methods for teaching- simply put each pupil is unique with different needs and I think it is important to acknowledge that. My first objective is that each pupil enjoys learning their chosen instrument. With enjoyment comes practice and therefore progress so that is always my main aim.

Practically speaking:
I offer a trial lesson at a discounted price initially- parents are most welcome to sit in for half this lesson but I do think it is quite important to have some time to ourselves to establish teacher-pupil dynamic so would maybe advise not sitting in for the whole lesson.

Following a successful trial lesson I operate on a half termly basis for continuity purposes.

Lesson prices are based on three tiers:

30 mins- £25 recommended for beginner brass and very young students
45 mins- £37.50 recommended for most students ages 6 and above
60 mins- £45 recommended for intermediate to advanced students

If you are interested in ABRSM Grades or have a particularly target to work towards eg. music scholarships, Grade 5 theory, then please do get in touch. I believe ABRSM Grades are a great way of giving music lessons purpose and good targets to aim towards but I am very aware they are not for everyone. Similarly with particular teaching methods eg. Solfège and Kodály: I have used these in the past and continue to use elements of both; for some children they are extremely useful but they don't suit everyone.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch!

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal College of Music (2018) - Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal College of Music (2015) - Music with Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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