Information About Lois - Hayle teacher - (25 reviews)
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I am a professional musician with a lifelong enthusiasm for education, particularly for encouraging people of all ages to discover the possibilities, and develop their potential and confidence, in all areas of life and learning. I am an experienced teacher of piano, singing and music theory, working with all ages and all abilities, and also support learners in English and maths .
I have a friendly, creative, relaxed personality, and enjoy seeing people grow in their confidence and ability, through listening carefully and working supportively with them to maximise strengths and address areas of struggle.
I have spent well over thirty years supporting children and adults in developing not just musical abilities but a wide range of study skills (including literacy and numeracy), motivational and learning strategies. I have concentrated mostly on 1:1 tuition, and have acquired additional training in listening and counselling skills. The qualifications, skills and experience I have gained have equipped and inspired me to provide creative, focused support in ways appropriate to each individual.
I have worked extensively with pupils who are anxious or have special educational needs, and my individual approach provides a safe and affirming environment for exploring creative expression and finding the fun in music making.
I believe in treating each student as an individual, and seek to encourage and support them in their learning, drawing on a wide variety of resources and styles. I aim to make the learning process a positive and happy one where students feel accepted and encouraged, as well as stimulated to reach forward to improve their skills.
I thoroughly enjoy sharing the learning adventure with each student, watching for the "Aha" moment as new insights are discovered or new skills mastered.
I am able to work online or in person.
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- University of Exeter (1982) - 2.1 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (1981) - LRAM (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
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The progress he has made is amazing.
All thanks to Lois.
I have learnt technical aspects such as breathing and body position to get the best out of my voice. I've been really happy at where it's able to go and what it can do. Lois has suggested songs suited to my vocal ability and also allowed me to choose songs that I know and like singing, learning new piono accompaniment herself in order to suppprt my own learning and enjoyment.
Best of all, I always leave my lesson smiling and feeling more confident than when I went in. Reminding me of all the very patient, suppprtive and creative teachers I've had in life.
I found Lois to have an open approach to her teaching. She was able to adapt her normal lesson structure to fit my whirlwind needs.
Thankyou Lois, looking forward to more lessons in the future,
She is very easy to be around, which is great if you are a nervous performer (such as myself).
Lois is also very good at explaining technique - she can explain things in a very technical manner, or in a way where you 'feel' what's happening.
Now after my 4th lesson, I am more confident and in control of my voice than I ever have been before. Thank you Lois!!!
Her write up appealed to me, over others some 15 miles closer.
We are now on lesson 3. On lesson one I was filled with so much confidence, I thought I could be the next best pianist and lesson two, I felt I was on a roll. Third time unlucky and those fingers really did not co-ordinate with those notes both on the piano or on the stave (I am even using the new technical words)! This is unfortunately where my new teacher would learn I am never going to be that next best concert pianist BUT she still remained patient, still encouraged me, still built my confidence and sent me on my way, reflecting on how far I had come in just three weeks.
I needed that teacher who wouldn't make me feel at my age I was wasting my time or hers for that matter. I wanted the whole experience of learning to play the piano to be enjoyable and fun but with accomplishment too. Lois for me is that teacher!
Yes, I have come so far in just three weeks and I am looking forward to those future lessons, when Lois as the teacher 'just adding her piece' to my playing makes it sound delighful. Hopefully soon there will be music I can play, where she doesn't need to add her piece, for me to sound delightful!
Lois contacted us straight away. We still need to meet up but so far Lois seems very reliable.