I am an Instrumental Teacher and have previously been a Head of Department in a Secondary School. I believe it is important to allow students to develop awareness of their own particular methods of working and ensure that tutoring allows each individual to make the maximum progress.
I have been Head of Music in number of secondary schools for over 10 years. I have taught the Edexcel specifications for GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology. I have a very good understanding of the BTEC qualifications and have designed a number of courses for students to follow. I have also taught GCSE and A Level Music following the OCR specification. I have a good awareness of the AQA specification but have not taught it within my school for a few years. I am currently Director of Music at an Independent School in Buckinghamshire. I have also worked as a Peripatetic Instrumental teacher for the Northamptonshire Music Service, and have provided one-to-one tuition for over 11 years.
I believe that the most important thing about teaching is allowing students the time and space to ask questions. It is important to me that every student gains a greater confidence in what they are studying and can apply the knowledge that they gain to different contexts. I believe that students learn through guided exploration, and this is particularly true of Music Technology. I am happy to teach sequencing techniques across a number of DAWS and am happy to work with Cubase, Logic Express, Garage Band, Kristal or Audacity. I am very confident with Sibelius and have a very good working knowledge of all the Sibelius versions.
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|Oxford Brookes||2004||PGCE||PGCE Secondary Music|
|Colchester Institute School of Performing Arts||2000||Masters||MA (Performance) - Pass|
|Colchester Institute School of Music||1997||Bachelors||BA (Hons) Music - 2i|
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