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Shirani offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Casual £30.00

Flute

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Advanced £28.00
Expert £28.00
Casual £30.00

Clarinet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Advanced £28.00
Expert £28.00
Casual £30.00

Saxophone

Hourly Fee
Beginner £28.00
Intermediate £28.00
Advanced £28.00
Expert £28.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

I started playing the saxophone when I was 9 years old, Closely followed by the flute then clarinet. I played in many groups, orchestras and jazz bands before leaving to go travelling for a few years.

I returned to the Uk but moved to London for University where I remained for nearly 20 years.

I've now returned to Wales and have began teaching here and I play with a swing band St Louis Express as well as a number of different musicians. I love many different genres and enjoy introducing these to my students.

You are welcome to come to my home for lessons or I can come to you within reason.

Tutoring Experience:

I started teaching in Cardiff when I was 14 and had many wonderful students before leaving on my travels. After university I worked for the Hertfordshire Music Service for 8 years where I taught individuals, pairs and groups in primary and secondary schools. I also taught adults in a private school in the evenings and arranged concerts and charity gigs. After this I moved to Surrey and taught for the music service and a private school where I also taught beginner piano.
I've put hundreds of students through grades 1 to 8 on flute, clarinet and saxophone with Trinity Guildhall and the Associated Board with huge success… Jazz grades also… I'm also a qualified to perform music medal assessments which are designed for pre grade 1 and involve the student playing with others as well as alone. These are great for young learners as they build confidence with tests recorded at home and they earn small medals.

Tutoring Approach:

I love to teach and always make my lessons as fun and varied as possible with games for ear training and finger twisters for warm ups.

I teach many different genres; jazz, classical, swing, soul, Latin and I encourage my students to be as creative and passionate as possible, improvising from early stages so they can enjoy whilst achieving a good technique before moving on to reading music.

I do not insist on students taking exams though I may suggest this if I think they will benefit from having such a goal in place. I tailor the lessons to suit each student and have many different ways to motivate and inspire.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Hertfordshire (2009) - Music technology (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Queen Mary and Westfield (2002) - Bsc Economics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Associated board Royal School of Music (1992) - Grade 8 flute and clarinet (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Trinity Guildhall (1990) - Grade 8 jazz saxophone distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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