Information About Vimala - Muswell Hill teacher - (3 reviews)
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Vimala offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I have many years of teaching experience in both piano and music theory working in schools and at home. My primary intention is to invigorate, broaden and stimulate all aspects of piano learning to offer the best possible service to my pupils. Many of my students have sat for ABRSM exams both in piano and theory. In the past year due to covid restriction, I have continued the lessons on zoom. The first introductory lesson is complimentary.
I have been teaching piano for more than 20years. My students ranged from beginners to advanced level and many had taken ABRSM exams from grades 1 to 8 with 100% pass rate. I have conducted group lessons in theory mainly forcussing on grade 5, enabling the students to pursue beyond grade 5 practicals.
My main approach is to motivate and challenge my students whether it be for exams or for their own pleasure. I always tailor make my lessons to suit an individual as everyone has different learning capacity. I teach both classical and contemporary (including Jazz, blues etc.) to make the lessons more enjoyable.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Associated Board of Royal College of Music (2011) - Being an Effective Teacher Course (Other) (✔ On File)
- University of Reading (2004) - BA Music Hons (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Usually, my first trial lesson with a new student is a general introduction and a chance to establish a learning approach based on the student’s experience. This child was enrolled for her grade 1 exam to sit in 5 weeks’ time by her previous tutor. Thus, I had to assess the child before taking on the responsibility. My opinion was that the child had not completed enough of the syllabus and would not be ready for the exam.
Unfortunately, I think the child was embarrassed and upset as she was inadequately prepared with a looming exam coming up very soon and this would have caused significant pressure. Later, the mother did say it would not matter if she failed it. If this experience was distressing for the child, that experience would have been devastating. With that in mind, I am sorry; when time is short, I prefer an honest and direct approach. It is kinder in the long run.