Please note, from February 2019 I have limited slots available as a tutor in the below areas:
I am a patient and enthusiastic educator and tutor with eight years of teaching experience.
I studied and gained a Music BA (Hons) from the University of Southampton, providing me with a wide knowledge-base in both music and study skills. I studied traditional composition and performance skills, as well as more contemporary areas such as jazz theory, music production and marketing, and music technology. I also took several essay-based modules, including modules in music history from the 15th century to modern day, and the development of the American Musical. I utilise these expertise in my lessons, giving my students a wide-ranging and rounded education.
The Music course at Southampton equipped me with excellent study skills, which were put to use in my final year dissertation on the social implications of Chuck Berry's popularity in the UK. These skills also served me well when teaching GCSE and A-level students in my PGDE year, particularly in essay-writing, music analysis and exam revision.
I am an experienced tutor through delivering eight years of private lessons to students of a wide variety of age and ability, most of whom developed a love of their subject which persists to this day.
I studied and was awarded a PGDE (Post-Graduate Diploma of Education) from Nottingham Trent University where I gained experience of teaching classroom music, learning techniques to facilitate the understanding of complex concepts, as well as gaining insight from observing teachers in other academic areas.
During my teacher training I taught both GCSE and A-level music students, as well as Key Stage 3. My current day-job is teaching music and guitar to primary-aged students. As a result, my teaching experience is broad, which makes it easy for me to adapt my lessons to individual need and ability.
I focus on a holistic approach to tuition, as many subject areas naturally interlink. For example, music and history are inextricably linked, as shifts in musical taste invariably reflect societal change. Likewise, individual areas of music interlink, such as composition and performance. Music is a unique art-form and yet takes inspiration from many other traditions. My lessons allow students to see the wider picture, helping them to apply their knowledge in other contexts and to solve problems creatively. I have found that a broader, more practical education keeps students engaged.
I am well-versed in the academic aspects of essay-writing, including the nuances required by music essays. I am also adept at score analysis and music theory more generally. I have ample experience of teaching the composition aspects of the GCSE and A-level course from both my private tuition and teacher training.
Students wanting to study composition or music theory (perhaps as part of their GCSE or A-level, or just for fun) will also gain some basic skills on the piano, as well as an understanding of how to write and arrange music for different instruments.
I am attuned to the needs of my students and adapt my lessons according to individual requirements.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|Nottingham Trent University||2016||PGCE||Post Graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE)|
|University of Southampon||2015||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Music|
|Coventry Bluecoat Sixth Form College||2012||College||A Level Music|
|Blue Coat C of E School and Sixth Form College||2010||School||GCSE Music|
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