Tuition in drums, percussion, piano, guitar - any age.
Bachelor of Music degree (2015, first class honours).
Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme member.
Lessons can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes. For lessons at my own home, these would cost £15/£22/£28 respectively. Lessons at your own home will incur an additional travel cost of approximately 50p per mile by road.
At the time of writing, I have approximately 35 pupils, ranging between 5 years old up to adult.
I take a very modern approach to teaching and take full advantage of the fact that almost every household has access to either a smartphone or iPad. I use multiple apps to aid the learning process and assign tasks through apps to be completed in between lessons.
I firmly believe in teaching the instrument, not just merely teaching the student how to play a number of pieces (as many other teachers do). I therefore place a high emphasis on learning to sight-read, using correct technique, timings and individual creativity and expression, all from a very early stage. Although the student will learn less pieces towards the beginning, after a handful of lessons they will be learning pieces far faster and with better sound and musicality in comparison to those who did not follow this methodology.
Although my teaching approach may seem intensive, I also ensure that my students are motivated and enjoy playing their instrument. In addition to the inclusion of games for the younger students, I also write versions of any piece of music, specifically tailored to the students’ interests and level.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Aberdeen||2015||Bachelors||Bacherlor of Music (with First-Class honours)|
|Westhill Academy||2011||School||Advanced Higher Mathematics|
|Westhill Academy||2011||School||Advanced Higher Physics|
|Westhill Academy||2010||School||Higher Chemistry, Biology, English|
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