Information About Siobhan - Thornton Heath teacher
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I've just graduated with a BA in Actor-Musicianship from the Guildford School of Acting, attached to the University of Surrey. I have been playing flute since I was 9 and have mostly taught myself clarinet and saxophone since starting my course at University. I ahcieved a merit in my Grade 7 on flute but I have no offical grades in clairent and saxophone as I just learnt them alongside my degree and have got them to a professional standard- I played clairent and sax in several of my third year productions. I have LAMDA Acting grade 8 (distinction) and Musical Theatre Grade 7 (Distinction). I also received an A in my GCSE music and D*D*D in my BTEC in Performing Arts.
I am eager to start gaining more experience teaching as my original plan to start whilst studying at Uni had to be postponed due to COVID. I have given advice and tips to several people in my year who were also woodwind players as well as the odd small lesson for fun to those who had never played a flute before. I have experience working with children as I have chaperoned for my local youth theatre company and have experience babysitting. I also have a valid DBS check.
I focus on the individual, both in choosing goals they'd like to achieve as well as the approach to learning. The main take away should be enjoying music and making it feel approachable. Mistakes are one of the most important things to happen and my lessons will be a safe space for any questions or concerns. Growing up aroung musicians who were better technically than me at a younger age sometimes made me feel that playing an instrument wasn't worth doing but I want to encourage everyone to enjoy music for them, and take a load of the perfectionism pressure off afterall music is a method of storytelling and I think that can sometimes be lost. I'm also dyslexic so I understand the need to adjust the lessons to each individual and will work with everyone to find what works best for them. Overall my motto is to be kind and honest, and that will carry into my teaching.
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- Guildford School of Acting, Univeristy of Surrey (2022) - BA Actor-Musician (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Redroofs School for the Performing Arts (2018) - BTEC Performing Arts (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Westonbirt School (2016) - GCSE Music (School) (✘ Not On File)