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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £25.00

Flute

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £25.00

Keyboard

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £25.00

Recorder

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

As a life-long musician, I am passionate about sharing my love of music with others and inspiring them to develop their skills and challenge themselves. I have played piano since the age of six and flute since the age of ten and played in numerous youth orchestras and bands throughout my teenage years. I gained a huge amount from this, both musically and socially and my subsequent degree helped me to further extend and develop my knowledge and skills. I have continued to enjoy music throughout my adult life and enjoy exploring new music, listening to and playing a wide range of musical styles and making music with others which I do regularly as part of choirs and musical groups. I believe strongly that music can open up the mind, inspire creativity and help with personal well-being, mental health and academic progress. I feel privileged to be able to support others in this.

Tutoring Experience:

I have twenty-five years experience of teaching and tutoring, both music and the wider curriculum. After leaving university, I built up a career as a self-employed music teacher and accompanist. I worked at a number of schools, both independent and local authority, and worked with adults at local music centres and privately. I taught students from 4 to retirement and prepared students for exams, concerts, competitions and school assessments. I also worked in primary teaching for twelve years, as classroom teacher, music leader, deputy head and acting head and am currently keeping my hand in with supply work whilst I re-establish my music business.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to music tuition is an individual one. First I like to establish what the student knows already, what their aims are and what their musical interests are. For a child this may also involve talking to the parent although not exclusively as the child must feel that the lesson is about them. I aim to help my students grow, in terms of skill, learning power but also in terms of confidence and well-being. Music has a fantastic and well-documented positive effect on mental-health and well-being, absolutely vital for both adults and children alike. Once I have got to know the student I am able to plan and deliver a series of lessons planned around their needs and aspirations, with constant ongoing assessment and adjustment of the plan as we go. I like to introduce students to a wide range of music, challenge their preconceptions (especially with adults) and develop both oral and reading skill. Every student should leave my lesson feeling that they have really learned something meaningful, and with a new idea or question in their heads.

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

Qualifications:

  • Bradford College (2008) - Primary PGCE with QTS (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Huddersfield University (1992) - BA (Hons) Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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