Experienced professional private music teacher
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
• Initial meeting – non-tutorial but free and with 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.
• Parents are welcome to sit in on their children’s lessons.
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. I am classically-trained but am happy and able to help pupils play their favourite music whether pop, Disney, songs from the show etc.
I enjoy teaching children and adults. I love seeing pupils’ progress and to help them to achieve things that they perhaps thought were beyond them.
Some pupils choose to take exams but I don’t push anyone to do so who doesn’t want to. So far I have a 100% pass rate. One of my pupils achieved the exceptionally high mark of 140 out of a possible 150 for her exam. Other pupils have also passed with distinction including a grade one pupil who had only been playing for less than a year.
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 occasional pupils’ concerts, online, or face-to-face at a local venue, to give pupils the opportunity to meet and play to each other, hear other pupils’ music and hopefully to feel inspired to make more progress themselves.
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, at the Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff, where I was awarded the Principal’s Prize, and a postgraduate year at Trinity College Of Music in London, achieving two graduate-level performance diplomas. After I left music college, I also studied piano privately for several years.
I have been a visiting instrumental teacher at two schools.
I maintain a very keen interest in classical music and continue to practise to maintain and improve my own playing level. I have performed in concerts and I enjoy attending concerts and masterclasses. I particularly enjoy accompanying and playing chamber music. I collect sheet music and books on music. I am a member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers’ Association).
Some genuine comments from happy parents:
“[My daughter] has loved learning from you and looks forward to her lessons each week. She’s learned such a great deal and developed a real love of music and the piano since she started lessons with you.”
“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 2023:
Monday 4th September to Saturday 28th October 2023 (8 weeks)
Monday 6th November to Friday 22nd December 2023 (7 weeks)
Lessons are usually also available in school holidays.
Me checking the piano at my Pupils’ Concert