Plato - "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything". Like Plato, I believe Music to be a gift. My aim in life is to become a music therapist, and share music with as many people as possible. I believe that music is something that needs to be encouraged with as many people as possible, as it can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable.
Since joining Hertfordshire Schools Symphony Orchestra on the cello, I have been overwhelmed with experiences such as playing in the Royal Albert Hall, playing amazing repertoire like Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony. However, I also believe that it isn't just playing in orchestras with difficult pieces is enjoyable and rewarding. Learning an instrument to create ideas, expand them and have them performed is also very fun.
I consider myself as a keen musician who is grade 8 standard on the Cello, who has joined Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra.
I also play the Trombone (Grade 6/7 standard) in East Herts Concert Band, Clarinet (Grade 6 standard) in Richard Hale Concert Band and Piano for fun.
I am currently studying A level Music, French, and Philosophy/Ethics at Richard Hale School.
I recieved A* for GCSE Music, and have passed Grade 5 Theory. I am also willing to tutor for Grade 5 theory.
I believe the best teachers are the ones who have learned most recently. Whilst other tutors may have tutored with old specifications, I can say that I have been through what GCSE or Key Stage 3 students have been through. Having experienced the challenges that the pupil will face, I can direct them to a high level of skill and understanding, and what the exams require for the top grades or marks.
Firstly I will listen to ideas and what the pupil needs to improve on. I believe it is also important to recognise and use the pupil's strengths, in order to improve the weaknesses.
Secondly, I will build up the pupil's confidence, as that is the most common obstacle in achieving well in music.
After the pupil's confidence is high enough, I will set a series of tests for the pupil to complete, firstly with my assistance to ensure firm understanding and a strong capability, and when the pupil achieves a high level, then the pupil may complete the tests independantly.
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