• Piano, flute and theory tuition
• Piano: age 4 to adult Flute: age 6 to adult
• Children and adults
• Beginners welcome
• New online UK pupils welcome
• Some daytime, after-school and evening places available
• Saturday lessons also available
• Current clear Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB)
• Free initial meeting (non-tutorial and no obligation to book any lessons)
• Trial lesson (charged at usual rate)
• 14-day ‘cooling-off’ period
Tel: (01905) 773094
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 an annual pupils’ concert.
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, playing in local concerts as soloist and as chamber musician and attending concerts and masterclasses. I enjoy collecting sheet music and books on music. I am an Associate member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers’ Association).
I am also the composer of the theme music for the “Cruising The Cut” video series on Amazon’s Prime Video.
Some comments from happy parents:
“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.”
20 mins: £11.00 (very young children and beginner flute-players)
30 mins: £15.00
45 mins: £22.50
1 hour: £30.00
Me checking the piano at my Pupils’ Concert
Spring Term 2020:
Monday 6th January to Saturday 15th February 2020 (6 weeks)
Monday 24th February to Saturday 4th April 2020 (6 weeks)
Summer Term 2020:
Monday 20th April to Saturday 23rd May 2020 (5 weeks)
Monday 1st June to Saturday 21st July 2020 (7 weeks)
Lessons are usually also available in school holidays.