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I am a qualified Department Of Education Primary School Teacher and Private Teacher with a PGCE (Post-graduate Certificate of Education) and QTS (Qualified Teachers' Status), see my qualifications page. I teach Piano lessons and Music Theory lessons, in the Saintbridge area of Gloucester, and work closely with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exam board and ISM. In addition to this, I am a Primary School Teacher. I teach students of all ages, abilities and needs. I have received the Enterprise award from the University of Gloucestershire who recognise the high quality service I provide to Gloucestershire and in addition to this I am an Incorporated Society Of Musicians (ISM) Enhanced Registered Private Teacher. Additionally as a professional and qualified teacher with qualified teachers' status, unlike many private music teachers, I understand that the process of learning for all age ranges are different and tailor my approach accordingly, as well as adapting to students who have special educational needs (which I see as a learning need and not a learning disability).
I have a certificate in Child Protection Awareness in Music, certified by EduCare and ABRSM. I am also Child Protection Certified in Education by the University of Gloucestershire. Additionally, I have taken many recent Child Protection courses and I am FULLY Teacher Enhanced DBS checked by the University of Gloucestershire and I am recognised, registered and regulated by The Incorporated Society of Musicians as a Private Enhanced Registered Teacher.
I have been playing the Piano for 20 years and hold ABRSM performance grade from Prep Test to Grade 8. I also hold certification in Grade 5 Music Theory. I am able to relate very well to all students taking graded exams, as well as providing advice on the ever changing exam process, marking and content. I have strong connections with the ABRSM exam board and ensure that all students whether learning for pleasure or to take exams make good or better progress whilst gaining a love for playing the piano and music in general. I am also a Music Examiner.
I really enjoy playing the piano and teaching both music and all other subjects. I pride myself in my teaching methods that inspire my students to achieve their full potential, including students with SEN who need special provision. My students learn in a relaxed environment and I try my utmost to make my lessons enjoyable and energetic whilst monitoring my students closely to ensure they are achieving as best as they can. I am a patient, caring and understanding teacher, as I believe learning the piano should be fun, not stressful. Being a young adult I can relate well to younger students as well as mature students.
I currently take on students aged 8 and above and can teach beginners to grade 8 in Practical and beginners to grade 8 in Theory. Many students learn for pleasure so that they can play that one piece they have aspired to play or just learn as a hobby because they would like to gain an extra skill. Whilst other students learn and what to progress up the grade ladder in Piano performance and Music Theory. The path you take is up to you and based on your aspirations.
For students interested in progressing through the grade ladder, my full list of taught examination elements are below.
ABRSM Practical exams taught:
Beginner (level 1 and 2) OR A Basic Piano Course for Adults levels 1 and / or 2 (depends on progress)
Prep test (optional)
Grade 1 Practical
Grade 2 Practical
Grade 3 Practical
Grade 4 Practical
Grade 5 Practical
Grade 6 Practical
Grade 7 Practical
Grade 8 Practical
ABRSM Musical Theory exams taught:
Grade 1 Theory
Grade 2 Theory
Grade 3 Theory
Grade 4 Theory
Grade 5 Theory
Grade 6 Theory
Please be assured, all students who are entered for exams are always fully trained and well prepared. All students enjoy high pass rates of Merit or Distinction and my lesson fees are considerably below what you would normally expect to pay for private tuition without compromise!
1. GCSE Exam Preparation (contact to discuss)
2. Film music, other classical music and other non-exam material
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Incorporated Society of Musicians (2019) - ISM Registered Private Teacher Status (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Gloucestershire (2014) - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Department of Education (2014) - Qualified Teachers' Status (QTS) (✔ On File)