I am a musician with over 15 years of professional experience on a variety of string instruments as well as piano and drum kit. I have been teaching for over 10 years.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the violin, piano, guitar (including bass guitar) and Ukelele.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I qualified as a secondary music teacher (QTS) in 2002. My course also covered a lot of music technology, sequencing and recording skills.
- How much do you charge?
Lessons are priced at £30 per hour. This is the Musicians' Union London standard rate. Shorter lessons of 30 minutes are £15 and 40 minutes is £20.
I offer a sibling discount where the lessons are placed together.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my home and also can visit you if required. I travel short distances (Forest Hill, Catford and Sydenham) for no extra charge, but will travel further for a negotiated extra fee.
- When are you available?
I mostly teach after normal school hours and on Saturdays. This may change soon.
I take normal half term breaks off, but will teach selectively over the summer and Easter holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from age 4 up to adult on all instruments. I can teach up to advanced on the violin, grade up to 6-7 on piano and grade 5 classical guitar.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I usually enter students for ABRSM grade exams, but also use Rock school for selected guitar students (dependent on genre).
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught Violin on an individual basis throughout my secondary teaching career. I have taught guitar on this basis, but also taught guitar at West Wickham Music Tuition. I currently also have a piano teaching list. I have experience with teaching students from about the age of 4, up to adult learners.
I am an active performer and have performed venues including a regular duet in Bartok bar in north Camden.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date CRB/DBS through my employment with Croydon Council.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I attended Trinity College of Music Junior department and studied the violin under Aidan Massey and Piano under Mr. Chantry.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians' Union.
• BA Music Education (HONS) With QTS
• DBS/CRB up to date.
• Musicians' Union
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