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£34/h
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Lessons offered by Catherine
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
Taught subjects
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Bassoon
Levels
  • All Levels

Bassoon, clarinet, recorder, music theory lessons in Wickford, Essex by specialist teacher with over 30 years’ experience. All ages and abilities.

Methodology

Welcome to my page and thank you for your interest.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach bassoon, clarinet, recorder and music theory

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a B Mus (Hons) from Royal Holloway College, University of London and a PGCE from Reading University. I have an LTCL (Trinity College, London) in bassoon teaching and ABRSM Grade 8 clarinet (distinction)

- How much do you charge?

£17 for 30 minutes, £34 for an hour. First lesson free!

- Where do you teach?

I am currently the woodwind tutor at Elm Green Preparatory School in Little Baddow, St Anne's Preparatory School in Chelmsford, Westcliff High School for Girls and Westcliff High School for Boys. In the evenings I teach at home in Wickford, Essex which is within easy distance of Chelmsford, Brentwood, Shenfield, Billericay, Basildon, Southend and Rayleigh.

- When are you available?

I teach on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at home in Wickford during term time. Lessons can be arranged during the school holidays at any time.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Any age, from beginners to advanced

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Come and meet me, have a chat and let's go from there!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have taught instrumental lessons for 30 years and have also been a specialist primary music teacher in Essex schools for 25 years, teaching whole class music and recorder lessons, conducting music festivals and organising school choirs and orchestras. I am Principal Bassoonist with Essex Symphony Orchestra and play with the Danzi Wind Quintet. I am Bassoon Tutor for Essex Youth Orchestra, Essex Young People's Orchestra and Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra. I play with Essex Music Services 5Live Wind Quintet.

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

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

Vernon Elliott at Trinity College of Music, London

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I have pupils as young as 5 learning descant recorder (an excellent introduction to all woodwind instruments, as well as an instrument in its own right) and pupils aged 8 to adult learning bassoon (and mini and short reach bassoons) clarinet, descant, treble, tenor and bass recorder and music theory. I have helped students to audition successfully for music scholarships at Newhall and Felsted and for the Essex Youth Orchestras. I also teach pupils in preparation for their GCSE and A level solo performances and perform with them in duets for their ensemble performances. Almost all of my younger pupils work towards ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall exams but many adult pupils choose not to. I am happy for lessons to follow either path.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £34/h
Lessons offered by Catherine
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Clarinet
  • Recorder
  • Bassoon
Levels
  • All Levels

Catherine's CV

• B Mus (Hons)
• PGCE / LTCL
• DBS checked

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