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Lessons offered by Francesca
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced piano teacher offering lessons and preparing students for examination in London

Methodology

I have opted to take some Pedagogy courses: these courses helped me to understand different piano methodologies such as Orff, Alfred, Suzuki, Kòdaly etc, that provide musical notions as well as repertoires at different stages of learning. Some of these piano methods use colorful notations and playful musical themes that give children an attractive visual approach to the musical learning process.

My strength in IT skills enable me to make a creative use of colour and graphics to enhance the presentation of the songs in order to make children immediately interested and keen to learn new pieces of music. At the end of the lesson each child has the opportunity to perform to demonstrate what they had learnt during the lesson. I also give them some feedback in order to improve their learning by using different strategies such as playing myself. I also request feedback from the children. They usually like my lessons. For example, one child said that learning a new songs using colours was a fun way of learning.

My lessons are tailored according to the students' age, needs (playing for examination or hobby, for example), and background. I provide a gradual preparation for the exams and I tailor the programme for the exam according to the students' preferences of pieces and their technical abilities.

I believe that my skills and experiences enable me to provide music tuition to children and young people giving them the opportunity to develop musical skills that are very important to stimulates their creativity and, for the youngest, build musical meaning in order to express themselves through the imagination of music.

Background

I am an energetic and enthusiastic person and engage very well with the children and young people. I have achieved the ABRSM grade 8 in piano and grade 6 in theory of music. In addition, I have completed a Piano Diploma at the Conservatoire “Arturo Toscanini” in Ribera, Italy. I am a qualified piano teacher. I attended several courses of piano pedagogy in Rome and music tutor training in London.

I worked as a classical pianist and traditional music performer during my music studies at the Conservatoire and University . Also, thanks to the Every Child a Musician (ECaM) local music tutor programme organized by the Borough of Newham in London, I was able to work as teacher assistant at "Roman Road" primary school in Newham. Currently, I am providing private piano tuition to children and adults at different levels. I prepare students for national examinations (Trinity and ABRSM) from initial to grade 8.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h

Details

£30 (Beginners equiv. grade I and II)
£35 (Intermediate equiv. grade III and IV)
£40 (Advance equiv. grade V and VI)
£45 (Degree level equiv. VII and VIII)

Lessons offered by Francesca
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • All Levels

Francesca's CV


Education
2013 -2019 PhD in Music, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
2006- 2010 Master Degree Musicology, University “La Sapienza”, Rome (Score: 110 cum laude/110)
2003- 2006 Bachelor Degree Music, University of Palermo, Italy (Score: 107/110)
1995- 2005 Diploma Piano, Musical Institute “Arturo Toscanini” of Ribera (Agrigento), Italy (Score: 9/10)
1994- 2002 Grade 1-8 exams: Piano and Theory of Music, Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM), London (passed with merit and distinction)

Work Experience
January 2014- February 2014: Music Tutor Assistant, "Roman Road" Primary School, Roman Road,
Newham, London E6 3SQ
2012 -2013: Volunteer at Oxfam Bookshop, London
2008- 2010: Gamelan Performer, Embassy of Republic of Indonesia to The Holy See, Rome, Italy
2004- 2005: Accordionist “Sicilian traditional chants and music”, University of Palermo
1996- 1998: Pianist “Young Musician Concert”, A.N.F.E , Sicily Region, Italy

Professional Training
2014: Graduate Teaching Assistant (Module 1), SOAS, University of London
2013-2014: Every Child a Musician (ECaM) Local Music Tutor Training Programme, London
2010-2011: Piano Pedagogy Certificate, "Donna Olimpia" School of Music, Rome
2003-2005: Master class of Piano, Music Student’s Association, Republic of Malta

Languages
Italian (mother tongue)
English (fluent in spoken and written)
French (Good command)
Khmer (Good command)

Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
Audacity program, Sybelius, Finale.

Awards
2009 The Top 3rd in 1st National Competition of Piano Duet in Palermo, Italy

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