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Sri
« David is an experienced musician and has been teaching my kids 7 & 10 Piano for more than a year. My daughter has passed grade 1 with him in Merit. My son only started Piano with David and has come a long way. David is patient and teaches the kids very methodically by taking into consideration their abilities and focus. And both my kids have improved so much under David's clock and we will recommend him to anyone. »
£35/h
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Lessons offered by David
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

David - Caterham - Piano

Methodology

I am an actively performing musician with over 30+ years of experience so far! I have been teaching piano and music theory for 8+ years.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach ABRSM classical piano, jazz piano and ABRSM music theory. I take on absolute beginners or people who are more advanced who have had some lessons with other music teachers or have had lessons in the past and are rekindling their interest again! I am also available as an accompanist for other instrumentalists taking their music exams.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a Trinity College of Music ACTL Advanced Jazz Performance Diploma
I have Grade 8 distinction classical piano and theory.
I have A-Level Music
I am an actively performing musician who play gigs at many events.

- How much do you charge?

£35 per hour for regular lessons
£25 for 40m lessons
£50 per hour for ad hoc lessons

- Where do you teach?

I travel out to the student and teach them in their home which saves them time and effort.
My home base is Caterham Surrey but I teach in all the surrounding areas such as Redhill, Reigate, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Oxted, Coulsdon, Purley, Croydon, Selsdon, Addington etc
I will also consider traveling further afield with an additional travel cost.

- When are you available?

I am available for lesson from Wednesday - Monday.
I do not teach Friday or Saturday evenings and use Tuesday as a rest day or for lesson reschedules

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach children from the age of 5 upwards and adult learners.
I teach absolute beginners up to grade 8 classical piano.
Jazz piano up to ABRSM grade 5 if taking the exams (The current maximum level for the jazz exams) or to a more advanced level after or without taking exams.
Music theory up to grade 8.
I also can teach general piano playing with some music theory for those who prefer not to want to take exams.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I prepare my students to take the ABRSM grade examinations in piano and music theory.

I always strive to make the lessons an enjoyable experience and keep good humour in the lessons :-)

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I am an actively working musician who plays a wide variety of genres. I have been teaching music for 8+ years and have placed a lot of students through their ABRSM exams. I have accompanied students of other instruments in their exams. I have accompanied the Surrey based Elmbridge choir. I have played piano aboard the P&O cruise ship Aurora.I have played a 3 month residency in The Maldives.

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

I hold an up-to-date DBS certificate
I have also completed an Educare child protection training course and obtained a certificate.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h
Lessons offered by David
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Piano
Levels
  • All Levels

8 reviews on David
  • 5/5

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8 recommendations

S
Sri

David is an experienced musician and has been teaching my kids 7 & 10 Piano for more than a year. My daughter has passed grade 1 with him in Merit. My son only started Piano with David and has come a long way. David is patient and teaches the kids very methodically by taking into consideration their abilities and focus. And both my kids have improved so much under David's clock and we will recommend him to anyone.

E
Edith

David is a very experienced teacher who wants the very best for his students in both theory and practical. He is very patient and encourages students to get out of their comfort zones. It is an added bonus that he teaches in our home. My children are going from strength to strength and as a parent I am very pleased. I highly recommend him.

J
July

David Roberts has been giving my 11 year old daughter weekly lessons for the past 1 1/2 years. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience in the field of music and has encouraged her to do both theory and practical exams. She enjoys learning music and watching her, my 6 year old daughter too wanted to learn. He is very patient with the children. He knows how to get things done and have fun at the same time. He is flexible with lesson times. I would definitely recommend him.

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