Information About Pamela - Bridge Of Orchy teacher
I have been playing the piano since I was 8 years old and worked my way through to Grade 8 of the ABRSM examinations. When I left college, I started teaching children to play the piano and, whilst nursing and teaching in other professions, I have never stopped giving piano lessons, because it is something I really enjoy. After about 15 years of piano teaching, I went back to college to qualify as a piano teacher and, as a member of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), I remain up to date with current thinking.
I have been teaching piano and music theory to children and adults for 35 years. I have also taught in other professions such as social care and driving instruction, so I know how important it is to understand the student's needs and find the best way for them to learn.
I want everyone to enjoy playing the piano. Right from the beginning, I lend the students lots of different music to try, as well as following a tutor book. This ensures they learn the basics but also get experience of exploring music for themselves. This means they are good at sightreading and are not afraid to try something new. Apart from the tutor book, they choose what they want to play and enjoy playing it. I teach them to play 'both hands together' so they see the music as a whole, right from the beginning, not as two separate 'hands'. We do the ABRSM exams because they get a sense of achievement when they pass and it is a measure of progress but, if exams are not for them, that's fine with me. The important part is that they enjoy making music.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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- ALCM (Piano Teaching)
- Cert. in Piano Teaching (Trinity College)
- Music Theory Grade 8
- PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector)