I have extensive experience teaching music to both adults and children, and have taught for over 20 years. I have a 100% pass rate in Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations in both practical and theory exams, and I have completed the Certificate of Teaching with the ABRSM to further enhance my skills as a teacher, and studying for further diplomas to enhance my skills in performance as a musician. I have been a private teacher for many years, and I have also taught in a number of primary and secondary schools in the area, as well as private music education establishments.
I believe strongly that students need to be able to play their instruments to a standard that includes different genres and types of music in order to be able to say that they hold, for example, their ABRSM Grade 5, and with this in mind I do not rush through examinations, we will study a lot of different music so that when they take their exam they will have studied a lot of pieces that will have taught them all of the technical nuances that are required of the grade, and they will enjoy their playing more! I use a lot of different strategies whilst teaching, I put a lot of stock in playing my instruments along with the students and we will study classical pieces, learn jazz and improvisation, play duets and learn to play by ear, in addition to doing preparation for examinations should the student wish to do them. I tend to teach written theory of music as we go along with their musical education so that if they are studying for their ABRSM qualifications, the student doesn’t suddenly have to do a lot of theory in order to continue post Grade 5.
I am passionate about music, passionate about education, and I hold a certificate in safeguarding specific to musical education.
I look forward to speaking to you regarding your requirements for lessons, thank you for reading my profile.