I love teaching and am willing to work with anyone, even if you think you don’t have a musical bone in your body! If you want help with school exams, want to learn and progress through the musical exam system, or if you just want to learn for yourself, I can help you to do that. I teach all ages. At the moment I teach pupils from the age of 3 to 80! Age does not matter as long as you wish to learn.
I teach from home and do not travel to pupils' houses. This is because I have a teaching studio set up at home with many materials and teaching aids that I could not carry to a pupils' home. I feel that this benefits both the pupil and myself.
I have over 15 years of teaching experience. I have taught privately, in schools, as a section tutor for orchestras, at music workshops and with music centres. I have also performed all over Europe both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble. I am experienced in auditions, competitions and exams as well. My main focus is with teaching and I devote a lot of my time to my pupils both in and out of lesson times.
I have experience in preparing pupils for ABRSM exams, festivals, A Levels, GCSEs, Highers and also school entrance exams and interviews.
I have a BMus(Hons) degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
1 hour - £28
45mins - £21
30mins - £14
Cat is a wonderful teacher, who I have worked with over the last few years. I have accompanied many of her students for various exams and concerts, and have heard nothing but glowing reports about Cat. Every student absolutely loves her, and I can see how she nurtures each student to bring out the very best in them. Her attention to detail is outstanding, and her teaching style is both friendly and highly professional. I have no hesitation in recommending Cat very highly.
I have had an absolutely fantastic time with Cat. She is (and will always be) my favourite ever teacher! She has taught me from the age of 5.5 to 10 with Grade 5 on the recorder and Grade 3 with theory. Every time I had a lesson with Cat, I have always been looking forward to it and have always enjoyed it very very much! The reasons why Cat is such an amazing teacher is because she is very specific with how you should play every note (including: musicality, articulation, phrasing and much more) in addition to very genuine and thorough kindness, warmth, dedication and encouragement. I recommend Cat 11/10!! I will never find another teacher who is the same. :))
My daughter Alma’s recommendation above was unscripted and unprompted. Cat is a fantastic teacher, we couldn’t have wished for a better start for Alma’s musical journey. She managed to instill a genuine love of music and of playing, as well as giving her the means to work by herself and to appreciate getting better as a result. Cat is passionate about teaching, and has an uncanny ability to get the best out of all her students, tailoring lessons to each child age and ability. Her infectious enthusiasm when something goes well is much missed! Alma won two local music competitions prepared by Cat, and would still be studying with her had she not moved away. We can not recommend her highly enough to anyone, at any age. Our loss is Scotland’s gain!
Kati (professional musician and mum)
When I began my lessons 10 years ago, I couldn't play a tune and had to start at Book 1 Recorder for beginners with my soprano recorder. I now practise with grade 5/6 music, and have just began to play the Treble and Tenor recorders so I have advanced tremendously with Cat's help. Today I play with the local U3A recorder ensemble and regularly participate in folk music sessions in London.
I am pleased to endorsed Cat as a Music Tutor; she has a professionalism in her teaching methods, but while the music lessons are designed to push your abilities, Cat
makes the time with her fun and interesting.
My daughter started the lessons with Cat when she was 5 on recorder and then moved on to flute. Cat is really good in boosting the confidence of underperforming pupils. She tailors her lessons according to the needs of the pupil and can bridge gaps well. My daughter has learnt the finer details of flute and achieved distinction. I would definitely recommend Cat if you're looking for more than just grades.
Cat is an absolutely stunning flute teacher. She has taught me the flute from the very beginning and I am now on my Grade 4. She has also taught me Grade 1 theory. Cat helped me achieve a high distinction in all my exams!
She has kindness, care, patience and always helps understand if something is hard and I could never ask for more in a teacher. She really is a super teacher!
By Natalie, 9 years old
I started going to flute lessons with Cat after I returned to playing the flute which was many years after last playing it at school! I have since had lessons with Cat for four years and in this time she has taken me from a very rusty Grade 2 level to starting on Grade 6 pieces. I really like the way that Cat has focussed on my individual needs and approach to learning. She has not just improved my flute technique enormously but also she has taught me how to practice and to learn pieces properly on my own. Our lessons have been great fun and very informative because Cat has a deep knowledge and love of music as well as the instrument which comes across in her enthusiastic approach to both music and teaching. So if you are looking for a great flute teacher - either just starting out or to really improve then look no further than Cat!
My daughter loved her flute lessons and looked forward to seeing Cat every week. Cat is a kind, caring and inspirational tutor. Cat's teaching approach made my daughter feel relaxed during her lessons. Cat is a fantastic tutor and we would highly recommend her.
Cat has taught me the flute for over 6 years. I am a retired teacher and started learning the instrument in my retirement. Cat has always been a very patient and encouraging teacher. She always adapted her teaching to my needs and in later years as I got more proficient she would always challenge me in order to make good progress and improve my playing. Going to her for a lesson was really like visiting a good friend. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as flute teacher to the young or the older pupil.
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