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Instruments Taught

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Keyboard

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Personal Description:

Steph has always had an avid interest in music, taking piano lessons, touring as part of an award-winning percussion group, singing in a choir and performing in musical theatre from an early age.
She has completed two degrees in music, a Bachelor of Arts degree, specialising in both Music and English, and a second degree BMUS Honours with a multidisciplinary specialisation in Musicology, Performance and Theatre Studies.
Her final thesis won the South African Music Society competition and was published in the Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa. Based on the film U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha, directed by Mark Dornford-May, her thesis explored issues of post-apartheid black class structure and the translation of Bizet’s Carmen into a South African township setting.

She was fortunate enough to study with Pauline Nossel and Malcolm Nay, both renowned pianists and teachers in their own right.

She has been teaching for over 30 years, offering tuition for beginners through to advanced students. Individuals are taught on a weekly basis. She teaches classical, popular music, and includes blues and jazz. Lessons are tailored to the individual with the aim of developing the student’s natural creative abilities as well as having fun and enjoying the music-making process.
She strongly believes that music making should be an integral part of everyone’s life, both for its numerous health benefits and for the enjoyment of all.

Tutoring Experience:

Steph has been playing the piano since the age of five, and teaching for over 30 years, offering tuition for beginners through to advanced students of all ages. She is the holder of two music degrees and a published thesis. Individuals are taught on a weekly basis. She teaches classical, popular music, and includes blues and jazz. Lessons are tailored to the individual with the aim of developing the student’s natural creative abilities as well as having fun and enjoying the music-making process.
Students have the option to take ABRSM or Trinity practical and theory exams from Pre-grade 1 through to diploma level. GCSE music tuition is offered and there are also opportunities to take part in concerts and music festivals.
She strongly believes that music making should be an integral part of everyone’s life, both for its numerous health benefits and for the enjoyment of all.

Tutoring Approach:

Individuals are taught on a weekly basis and lessons are tailored to the individual with the aim of developing the student’s natural creative abilities. The aim is to have fun in the learning music-making process.

Students have the option to take ABRSM or Trinity practical and theory exams from Pre-grade 1 through to diploma level. Fast-track theory workshops are offered to prepare students for the theory entry requirements for the Grade 6 ABRSM practical exams.

Although exams are not obligatory, they do provide an added incentive or goal to work towards. There are also opportunities to take part in various music festivals along with regular concerts for students to get together and play.

Students are expected to show commitment to learning both in the lesson and during their practice sessions at home. Daily practice is recommended and is fundamentally important to those students undertaking the music board exams.

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Witwatersrand (2006) - Bachelor of Music Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • University of South Africa (1998) - Bachelor of Arts - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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