Even teachers need to practice!
Leading a concert for Children in Need with Elmhurst Youth Project
I have been offering one to one Music lessons since 2012, specialising in beginner-level students of all ages. Lessons have a friendly, informal atmosphere and are
carefully tailored to the learning styles and goals of each student. I often
put together bespoke arrangements for my students (most recently Cantina Band from Star Wars for one of my talented saxophonists!) and, particularly for music theory,
exercises and fact sheets targeting areas of knowledge which need strengthening
(please see Resources for examples of this). These are accompanied by clear
explanations of musical concepts. I can submit students for music exams if this is the route they would like to take, and to date my students have a 100% pass rate for both ABRSM and Trinity exams.
Many parents have remarked on my patience and ability to relate to students of all ages, which makes lessons fun and encourages pupils to reach their full potential. Particularly with children and teenagers one of my goals is to instil a high level of confidence, which helps them in many different areas of their lives (Click here to see how the neurological benefits of music education go far beyond the skill of playing an instrument).
I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Music Education, a Fully Enhanced DBS check and up to date Child Protection Training (which I am happy to produce evidence of upon request) and have taught students aged 3 to 83.
Please browse the Music and Pricing pages for further information about lessons, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch via the Contact page!