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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Casual £28.00

Singing

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Advanced £28.00
Expert £28.00
Casual £28.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Casual £28.00

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Personal Description:

Mae has two decades of vocal experience covering classical, jazz, popular styles alongside some training in world music (North Indian, Bulgarian, Javanese, West African) and Alexander Technique. She was awarded ABRSM Grade 8 distinction in classical voice and received a First Class honours from Dartington College of Arts in 2009 - as well as also studying for a year at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles (comprising a four year degree) with voice teacher Kate Conklin.

Since 2008, Mae has been touring professionally in Europe and America both solo, in bands and also with contemporary circus, theatre and spoken word. This has also included performing live on BBC One for The One Show in 2017 with aerial circus stunts men The Flying Frenchies, two times performing at Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts, in addition to supporting James Brown saxophonist Peewee Ellis, in funk/ dance band The Sungroove Messengers.

Beyond releasing three albums of her own, she has performed and recorded regularly in several other projects including session work. She continues to perform in Europe and collaborate with contemporary circus companies in France and Sweden (9.81, Flying Frenchies, Cirkus Nikolajeff).

Tutoring Experience:

​Mae started teaching singing back in 2008 and since then has also taught groups and choirs at Stagecoach Performing Arts school in Plymouth, working with children as young as four, right up to performing adults and retired amateurs. She began playing piano at 5 years old under the instruction of her mother and is mostly self taught, although has ABRSM grade 7. She learned violin for 11 years. In 2019 she completed the Estill Level 1 & 2 intensive voice course with Charlotte Xerri. Developed by Jo Estill following decades of intensive scientific research, Estill Voice Training is a programme for developing vocal skills based on analysing the process of vocal production into control of specific structures in the vocal mechanism. By acquiring the ability to consciously move each structure the potential for controlled change of voice quality is increased.

With an upbeat and positive approach to teaching, her ethos is centred around the knowledge that all forms of creativity thrive in an atmosphere of warmth and curiosity and that when you feel that you can play, that's when you can truly become open to learn.

Tutoring Approach:

With an upbeat and positive approach to teaching, her ethos is centred around the knowledge that all forms of creativity thrive in an atmosphere of warmth and curiosity and that when you feel that you can play, that's when you can truly become open to learn.

BA (hons) Music International (Performance) 1:1
BFA (one year exchange) at California Institute of Arts, USA
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing Distinction
ABRSM Grade 7 Piano Merit
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory & Piano
Estill Voice Training Level 1 & 2
Enhanced DBS certification 2018
Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2, 2018
CME (Trinity College, London); Certificate for Music Educators July 2019.


Cancellation policy:
Once a lesson is booked a notice period of no less than 24 hours must given prior to the lesson if you would like to cancel or rearrange the lesson. In the event that the 24 hour notice period is not given, it is with regret that students will be charged in full. Lesson slots are hard to fill at short notice so please respect the notice period to avoid being charged.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Dartington College of Arts (2009) - Music Performance (International) - First class honours, 4 Year Award (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • California Institute of The Arts (2008) - One Year Performer/ Composer BFA Award (exchange programme) (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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