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Teresa offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Piano

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

Keyboard

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

Music Theory

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

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Personal Description:

I'm a enthusiastic ,experienced piano and music theory / Mandarin teacher have recently moved to Worcester.
Part from classical music , I'm also into Jazz and Modern music , also played in a band , performed in festivals / concerts .

I have BA degree in Music (Major in Piano) I teach students up to grade 8 and beyond.

Tutoring Experience:

15+ years of teaching piano and music theory.
Able to teach complete beginner or advance students at all ages.
My aim in teaching is to inspire students to become as involved in music as they possibly can, and find an interest in it that will stay with them forever. I am a musician who works well with all ages, from 5 years of age upwards, friendly and patient (you need a lot of patient to be a good teacher!!)

My strength is classical but can teach jazz and pop as well. I can also accompany for performances and ABRSM/Trinity exams for all instruments. I can teach piano for leisure or focus on graded studies.

100% success rate in ABRSM exams ,80% of my pupils achieving either merit or distinction.

I'm also a native Mandarin speaker and teach Mandarin for GCSE / A level / Business purpose

I'm looking for students who could come to my place for lessons.
Get in touch if you are interested , I look forward to hearing from you.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach students how to read and understand music from the very beginning,
so that they have the tools to be able to practice ,advance with less frustration and more satisfaction.

Great system to learn to read music.
Developing sense of hearing/music theory.
Broad array of song choice/styles to enjoy.

I've found that a lot students come to me after they have passed grade 3 or 4. Most of them have a fundamental lack of basic reading / listening skills, as they were too busy trying to pass the exams. Therefore, they struggle to carry onto further grades with skill and enjoyment.

In regard to this, my teaching system is quite different from the other exam orientated approach. I believe there is no short cut of fundamental music education. You have get to know your notes, play lots of songs that are AT YOUR LEVEL The same as learning English, you've got to read a lot of books, not just text books. This means you get a combination of skill, confidence and enjoyment. If students can't learn a song by themselves, it may mean the book they use is not at their level, therefore they couldn't turn the next page and enjoy reading/playing. The goal is always that the student has the fundamental skills to try new songs on their own. It's much more empowering and enjoyable for them. Rather than memorise a textbook song over and over for an exam. The lessons are still structured and specific books that have been specifically picked to encompass what I mentioned above.

Many of my students don't go to exams till they are grade 3 or 4 , and when they do go, they are very confident and can easily get distinctions, because their foundation is very strong.

Most important thing about my teaching approach is … my lessons are FUN and CREATIVE so my students will look forward their next lesson.
Music shall be in your daily life and no matter how old are you !
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Please note I won't be able to travel to student's house, I only teach at mine.
First few lessons can be paid by cash,however if you chose to reserve your slot, student will need to pay monthly.Any cancellation requires 24hrs notice.

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Native Language: Chinese
Additional Languages: Chinese, English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (āœ” On File)

Qualifications:

  • Chinese Culture University (1999) - Art Department of Music (Bachelors) (āœ” On File)

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