I am an experienced, dedicated and patient teacher. Lessons are tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. I teach both those that wish to learn for fun as well as those who wish to prepare for examinations
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Harp (both lever and pedal harp), Piano, Chamber music and Music theory.
I also provide Aural, GCSE, A level, IB Music support and tuition, in addition to preparation for music scholarship auditions.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a first class degree BA (Hons) from the University of Bristol and CertHE from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £38 per hour, £19 for half an hour.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my private music studio in Shenfield, Essex.
- When are you available?
I am happy to negotiate a time that is convenient. I also teach during the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Everyone is welcome- all ages and abilities (age 6 upwards for harp). My current students range from aged 5 through to 69; I constantly strive to adapt to their many different aspirations. I currently teach from absolute beginner to advanced level (grade 8+), including preparation for auditions, scholarships and recitals. I often incorporate theory into music lessons to enrich and support musical development.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach lessons via Skype and Facetime.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I love passing on my passion for music and provide relaxed, fun lessons for pupils of all ages and abilities. I feel it is my duty get the best out of my students and my job as a teacher is to support you, as well as to help you discover all of the things that make up your own unique musical outlook.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience tutoring all ages and abilities. I currently teach students from beginner level through to grade 8, both privately and in schools.
As an active performer as a soloist and in professional ensembles, I take pride in ensuring my students receive tuition that is stimulating technically and musically, whilst always being enjoyable, constructive and enriching.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an enhanced DBS/CRB check.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I began piano lessons aged 7 and harp lessons with Lynne Creasey aged 8, before gaining a music scholarship to Brentwood School. Aged 15, I was accepted to study at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, studying under Miriam Keogh ARAM. Aged 19, having been awarded places and scholarships to study at numerous conservatoires, I chose to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London studying under Charlotte Seale and Imogen Barford and subsequently The University of Bristol, where I continued my harp studies with Ruth Faber ARCM.
I have undertaken masterclasses with David Watkins, Marisa Robles, Catherine White, Sioned Williams, Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero and Helga Stork to name but a few. I have received orchestral coaching from the London Symphony Orchestra harpists Bryn Lewis and Karen Vaughn and have performed in various notable venues such as the Barbican Hall and Mansion House.
• BA (Hons) 1st Class
• DBS certified
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