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Instruments Taught

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Casual £20.00

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Personal Description:

Music is my first love, along with teaching. I teach in a sympathetic, creative and encouraging way to bring out the best in adults and children. I believe that learning should be an enjoyable, rewarding experience not a painful or boring one.

On a one to one basis, I have always tailored my teaching methodology to bring out the best in the student so that they can realise their full potential.

Tutoring Experience:

For more than twenty five years, I have built up my teaching experience working as an Information Technology Trainer. At the same time, I continued my musical studies, played in various string ensembles and started to tutor family members and friends in music theory with the intention of extending music theory tutoring to the general public.

During my teaching career, I became used to teaching a complete cross section of people e.g. different ages, backgrounds, nationalities and abilities. I also trained in a wide variety of different situations ranging from one-to-one tuition to formal classroom training to lecturing large audiences to teaching and facilitating online. My client list includes large corporations including the BBC, British Gas, Ove Arup and Partners, various NHS Trusts, the legal profession, employment agencies, training agencies, and private clients sometimes in their own homes.

Tutoring Approach:

I have always tailored my teaching to suit the individual. Everyone learns differently and has different reasons for learning music theory, e.g. you may want it to help with your musical instrument playing or you may want to pass ABRSM graded exams. Everyone learns at a different pace and I always adjust this to meet the needs of the student

Whatever your needs you can be assured that the course will be thoroughly taught and follow the ABRSM syllabus from Grade I to Grade V inclusive.

You will be taught in a sympathetic and patient way through a mixture of written and practical exercises. However we will not just be looking at e.g. studying the written notes on the stave; we will be relating theory to actual music ie using a keyboard, musical software, clapping rhythms, singing and I will also use my violin and cello. In this way written concepts will become memorable and of course, enjoyable and fun. When it suits the individual (especially children) there will be quizzes and games. There will also be written homework between sessions, which will be marked, in order to consolidate your learning and help both student and tutor to assess progress.

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


  • ABRSM (2016) - Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Learning and Performance Institute (2015) - Member of the Learning and Performance Institute (MLPI) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2015) - Grade 4 ABRSM Music Theory (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Middlesex University (1981) - BA Hons English Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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