I believe that music lessons should be fun and enjoyable and this is important regardless of whether students are learning for leisure or studying for exams.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano, keyboard, singing, music theory and GCSE music theory.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have O-Level Music grade A, A-Level Music grade A, a Graduate Diploma in Music (degree equivalent)-Distinction in Performance and a PGCE in Music Education.
I also have Grade 8 Piano- Distinction, Grade 8 Singing -Distinction, Grade 6 Flute-Distinction and LTCL Music Theory.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £13 for 30 minutes and £25 for an hour. Currently I teach one-to-one, but I would consider group lessons eg.siblings.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in and around Eastbourne in East Sussex. Sometimes students come to me and sometimes I go to their houses.
- When are you available?
I am available Monday to Friday until 7.30pm and Saturday until 3pm.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for ABRSM exams and GCSE exams but many students study just for fun.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is a great means of expression. Everyone can enjoy it, whether it is for relaxation, developing skills such as coordination, improving concentration and boosting confidence.
Although I have been teaching for a long time, I am very forward-thinking and love all kinds of music. I am very easy to get on with and am able to work with all ages and abilities.
I strongly believe that music lessons should be fun and enjoyable and this is important regardless of whether my students are learning for fun or studying for exams.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a classroom teacher of Music for 34 years in secondary schools and a Head of Music for 28 years. I have given piano, keyboard, singing and theory lessons both privately and in school. I have also run many enrichment clubs at school such as Choir, Band, Keyboard Club, a capella singing etc. I have been actively involved in concerts, shows, musicals,music workshops etc.over the years both in and out of the school environment, leading, conducting, accompanying etc.
I have also accompanied for ABRSM instrument exams and GCSE exams.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am DBS checked through my teaching job.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Gwendolyn Reiche in West Bridgford, Nottingham and won a scholarship to a South Notts. Music School in Nottingham. I studied for my Music degree at Huddersfield Polytechnic, and my PGCE at St.Martin's College, Lancaster (Lancaster University).
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the NASUWT.
• Graduate Diploma in Music (Distinction in Performance)
• PGCE in Music education
• DBS checked (Formerly CRB)
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