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St. Albans 
  • (8 reviews)
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Bob
« I have spent nearly two years learning to play the recorder with Cat.... More »
B
Bob
« I have spent nearly two years learning to play the recorder with Cat. In that time I have moved from a numskull who couldn't clap a rhythm to a recorder player who is beginning to join in at Folk Sessions. I find Cat witty and pleasant, with a professional approach to her teaching but which is accomplished in an informal relaxed way. I always enjoy my lessons with her and feel I am learning new things week by week. »
£32/h
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Lessons offered by Catherine
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Flute
  • Recorder
Levels
  • All Levels

Catherine - St. Albans - Flute

Methodology

I love teaching and am willing to work with anyone, even if you think you don't have a musical bone in your body!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Recorder (all levels), Flute (up to Grade 6) and Music Theory (up to Grade 6).

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a BMus(Hons) degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

- How much do you charge?

My rates are very simple. I charge £32 per hour , £25 per 45mins and £17 per 30mins.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from home and do not travel to pupils' houses. This is because I have a teaching studio set up at home with many materials and teaching aids that I could not carry to a pupils' home. I feel that this benefits both the pupil and myself.

- When are you available?

I am available most days and evenings during the week(Mon-Fri) to teach and am fairly flexible with all my pupils. I understand that life can be very busy and complicated and sometimes lessons will need to changed etc. I also continue teaching through the holidays and am able to offer the option of an intensive course of lessons.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach all ages. At the moment I teach pupils from the age of 3 to 70! Age does not matter as long as you wish to learn. As regards to levels, I will teach people with musical experience and without. I teach all levels of recorder, up to grade 6 on the flute and music theory.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I have experience in preparing pupils for ABRSM exams, festivals, A Levels and GCSEs and also school entrance exams and interviews.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I have taught privately, in schools,as a section tutor for orchestras, music workshops and with music centres. I have also performed all over Europe both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. I am experienced in auditions, competitions and exams as well. My main focus is with teaching and I devote a lot of my time to my pupils both in and out of lesson times.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes I do have a CRB check.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I was a member of the junior department of the RSAMD where I studied under Belinda Gough, David Fenessey, Sheena Gordon and Ruth Morley. After school I went to study under Pamela Thorby, Ian Wilson and Robert Erlich at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where I received my BMus (Hons) degree. I have attended many courses and masterclasses all over Europe as well.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £32/h
Lessons offered by Catherine
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Flute
  • Recorder
Levels
  • All Levels

Catherine's CV

• BMus(Hons) GSMD
• CRB checked

8 reviews on Catherine
  • 5/5

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8 recommendations

B
Bob

I have spent nearly two years learning to play the recorder with Cat. In
that time I have moved from a numskull who couldn't clap a rhythm to a
recorder player who is beginning to join in at Folk Sessions. I find Cat
witty and pleasant, with a professional approach to her teaching but which is accomplished in an informal relaxed way. I always enjoy my lessons with her and feel I am learning new things week by week.

H
Hilda

Cat is a brilliant recorder teacher. She has been teaching my daughter for 1 year, since the age of 4. She is fantastic with children. My 4 yr old has never had any music experience before, after 1 year, she can now read music and is proud to be on book 2! She is gentle and has a lot of patience. She also takes care in communicating and working with parents at every step to try and help your child progress.

E
Elena

I would recommend Cat to anyone who is looking for a flute teacher for their child. She is very enthusiastic and attentive to her students.She makes lessons interesting and useful at the same time. She pays enough attention to every single aspect of playing the flute: sound, posture, fingers and melody. Her explanations made during the lessons are always clear. My daughter loves her lessons and has made great progress.

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