Information About Lynda - Bridgnorth teacher - (4 reviews)
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Lynda offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
Hello, my name is Lynda.
Since my retirement from the NHS as a Nurse Practitioner, I have finally had the time to develop my passion for piano teaching. I believe that learning the piano should first and foremost be a fun experience for all ages and abilities. This in turn leads to rewarding excellent progress.
I pride myself in having an awareness of both established and new techniques, resources and programmes of teaching. These enable me to fine tune and personalise my teaching to each student's individual needs.
I teach children from five years old to adults, my particular interest is in teaching from Beginners up to Grade 4.
Whilst I am accustomed to working from home, recent developments have meant offering online lessons via Zoom. If you have concerns regarding teaching at my home, I am happy to do an individual risk assessment with you and apply Government guidelines to create a safe environment. I have an enhanced DBS Certificate.
I have been playing the piano since I was 4 obtaining Grade 8 piano in 2015. I have been teaching the piano following the successful completion of the Piano Teachers Certificate in 2016. This course is the leading professional development qualification for piano teachers run by the European Teachers Association, of which I remain a member.
I maintain professional development by being a member of the Curious Piano Teachers' Association, which has close to 400 members and delivers weekly teaching tips and ideas with multiple resources and webinars with the UK's leading professional piano teachers.
In order to deliver quality lessons I follow the Piano Teaching Course principle guidelines which include:
To ensure a meaningful musical experience, (a fun, memorable lesson that will be will have music making at the heart of the lesson)
Establish musical concepts, (for example pulse, rhythm, pitch, harmony, dynamics, etc)
Develop pianistic skills, (for example, good posture, independence of hands and fingers, a sense of style and interpretation)
Create a positive atmosphere, (for example a welcoming and safe environment with COVID restrictions in place, planning and teaching well structured lessons, teach effective practising strategies)
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Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- European Piano Teachers' Association (2016) - Piano Teachers' Certificate (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2015) - Grade 8 piano (Other) (✔ On File)
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Unfortunately I feel the only objective here is to be demanding and bossy ( all on her terms) and in this particular case it’s the only thing I was forewarned about.
I find this quite unprofessional that she would have the audacity to tell me I’ll need to choose a teacher; that 1 lesson a week is adequate for my daughter and how it’s unethical to have 2 teachers in her opinion before she has even met my daughter.
I can only be thankful that we won’t be having any lessons with this person if the email is anything to go by. I am however most grateful after complaining to **Web Address Removed** about this particular teacher, for them to offer me another tutor and not have to pay out another £15.00 fee to find someone more suitable and less demanding on their terms and conditions.
I just wanted to forewarn you before Tuesday, that I wouldn't be happy teaching alongside another teacher as well because I think this would be very confusing for Lily - Mae but also not ethically or professionally correct.
If Lily - Mae enjoys my lesson then I only offer Tuesday teaching which would be one lesson a week which I personally feel is enough to progress particularly if a good practice plan is in place.
Anyway, happy for her to trial my style of teaching then decide on one teacher.
I am so sorry if it is your perception that I am being bossy and demanding. Lily - Mae's musical experience, enjoyment and progress would be my primary concern.
As you probably know, there are a myriad of teaching and learning techniques for piano and to confuse Lily-Mae in this respect could be detrimental to her progress.
However, I respect that parents have different views and expectations and wish Lily - Mae well in her pianistic skills and development.
I am pleased First Tutors have offered you another teacher who will hopefully accommodate your needs.