Tel: (01905) 773094
• Piano, flute and music theory tuition
• Face-to-face or online
• Children and adults:
Piano: age 4 to adult Flute: age 6 to adult
• Beginners welcome
• Free initial meeting – non-tutorial and no obligation to book any lessons
• Current clear Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB)
• Trial lesson (charged at usual rate)
• 14-day ‘cooling-off’ period
• Some daytime, after-school, evening and weekend places available.
My teaching: I teach beginners and more advanced pupils. I aim to lay good foundations of technique, musicianship and notation-reading to enable pupils to play well and enjoy their playing.
My pupils may may enter festivals / take exams but do not have to. (One of my pupils achieved the exceptionally high mark of 140 out of a possible 150 for her exam.)
I am also willing and able to help pupils prepare for eg. cub badges etc. and I have experience of teaching teenage pupils who learn an instrument as part of their Duke Of Edinburgh awards.
I also hold pupils’ concerts, online or face-to-face at a local venue.
Biography: I have been involved with music from an early age, at school and in youth orchestras. After gaining ‘A’ Level music at NEW College, Bromsgrove and being awarded ABRSM’s Laura Marco prize for the highest Grade 8 flute mark of the year in the country, I studied flute and piano at music college, full time (Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff where I was awarded the Principal’s Prize, and a postgraduate year at Trinity College Of Music, London), achieving two graduate-level performance diplomas. I have been a visiting instrumental teacher at two schools and also have experience of teaching adults.
I maintain a very keen interest in classical music. I have played in local concerts and enjoy attending concerts and masterclasses. I particularly enjoy accompanying and playing chamber music. I collect sheet music and books on music. I am an Associate member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers’ Association).
Some comments from happy parents:
“Thank you for the huge part you have also personally contributed in preparing him and getting him to this point over many weeks and months. It would have been an impossibility without your support, guidance and involvement.”
“I would like to thank you for your efforts and hard work and for the enjoyment [my daughter] has had when ‘performing’ both publicly and at home for family and friends, this was truly a joy for us all.”
“thanku for everything she has learnt from you you are a great teacher.”
“Thanks for being a good teacher.”
Re one of my Pupils’ Concerts: “We all really enjoyed it, and [my children] loved playing.”
Autumn Term 2022:
Monday 5th September to Saturday 22nd October 2022 (7 weeks)
Monday 31st October to Saturday 17th December 2022 (7 weeks)
Spring Term 2023:
Tuesday 3rd January to Saturday 18th February 2023 (7 weeks)
Monday 27th February to Saturday 1st April 2023 (5 weeks)
Summer Term 2023:
Monday 17th April to Saturday 27th May 2023 (6 weeks)
Monday 5th June to Saturday 22nd July 2023 (7 weeks)
Lessons are usually also available in school holidays.
Me checking the piano at my Pupils’ Concert