Information About Kristiina - Glasgow teacher - (3 reviews)
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Mrs is an active performer and a dedicated teacher. Her output as a perfomer is varied – incorporating activities as a classical guitarist, lutenist and also a singer (Kellie Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra Choral Scholar 2014/15). She recently finished her masters studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/University of Glasgow where she studied lute with James Akers and singing with Dr. Patricia MacMahon. Prior to her masters studies she graduated with a BMus (Hons) degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying classical guitar with Prof. Allan Neave.
Mrs has a busy teaching practice in Glasgow where she teaches students of all ages and abilities. In addition to private teaching she also teaches children with additional support needs in the project ’Play on’ created by the Paragon ensemble.
Mrs employs a large range of teaching materials and methods (including the Kodaly method), tailoring her approach to suit the different needs and goals of each individual. Lessons can cover anything from simple chordal accompaniment to advanced classical guitar repertoire and can also be directed at specific goals such as preparing for the ABRSM/Trinity examinations.
Mrs also welcomes small groups of students in which case the cost of the lesson could be shared by the participants (parents wanting to learn with their children or several children wanting to learn together). In these cases it is best to concentrate on chordal accompaniment and simple ensemble repertoire, leaving open the option of receiving some one-to-one lessons later on.
Lessons generally last for one hour with younger children benefitting most from lessons of 30-45 min in duration. However, these are only general guidelines and can be altered to suit each individual.
Mrs is happy to provide a 30 min free of charge consultation lesson. This gives the student a chance to decide whether to commit to regular lessons and is also helpful for identifying the goals and aims of the student to tailor an individual development plan. Once a student commits to regular lessons an advance payment for four lessons is required (a refund for a lesson can be issued if 48h notice is given by the student).
In place of the consultation lesson, Mrs can provide assistance with selecting and purchasing an instrument (requiring a subscription for at least one paid lesson).
I have experience in teaching students of all ages and abilities in group and one-to-one situations. I also teach students with additional support needs regularly in the Glasgow based Paragon ensemble project 'Play on'.
As a teacher I do not rely on a rigid curriculum but adapt my teaching method to the individual qualities of each student. I encourage my students to learn some classical repertoire and technique, however, if a student arrives with the desire of learning something completely different (for example chordal accompaniment) I am happy to help them to achieve their goals.
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- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2014) - Bachelor of Music(Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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