I have been teaching since I left music college. I have high standards and expect my pupils to work hard. However I also have an excellent sense of humour and empathy and I have taught pupils from 5 years to 65!!
My specialism is music and/ or special needs. I play in 2 orchestras, 3 bands and at my local church where I am also a deacon. My whole family is musical. I also enjoy art and reading as well as keeping fit.

Tutoring Experience

I have over 22 years experience teaching children with SEN. I specialise in helping children who may be Dyslexic and with children in the Autism spectrum. I have taught piano, cello and double bass too, with many cello pupils achieving grade 8 and beyond. Piano I teach up to grade 5. I have taught double bass to grade 4 and violin to grade 3.
As part of the curriculum I gave taught RE but being a Christian I am more than happy to spread the good news of Jesus.

Tutoring Approach

I use visual, aural and kinaesthetic approaches wherever possible as everyone learns in a different way. I like to use humour as this helps to calm nerves and enhances learning. I use Ruth Miskin resources for Dyslexia tuition and the PECs system for children with Autism amongst many other things.
For music I have a huge knowledge of all kinds of music from classical to modern, rock to folk and world music.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Leicester university 1995PGCEPass
Royal Academy if Music1986OtherGraduate of the Royal Schools of Music hons
Leicester university 2012SchoolCertificate in teaching SPLD
Royal Academy of Music1985OtherLicentiate of the Royal Academy of Music - teacher
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