I work as a freelance flautist with major London orchestras as well as with those across the UK. I also am professor of flute at the Lady Eleanor Holles School for girls. My lessons are engaging and fun and I try to vary my approach and teaching style to suit each student.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the flute.
I also teach piano up to grade 5 level and am very happy to combine the two in my lessons.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a first class degree from the Royal Academy of Music as well as an LRAM teaching qualification.
- How much do you charge?
£40 per hour, £20 per half hour.
- Where do you teach?
Beaconsfield and the surrounding area. You can come to my house for lessons or I will travel to you depending on how far away it is.
- When are you available?
I'm flexible. It doesn't have to be the same time each week, I am happy to work around a busy schedule. I am also happy to offer lessons every two weeks or every month if preferred. If a students needs to cancel a lesson, I ask that they give 24 hours' notice.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I love to teach all different ages and levels!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I generally use the ABRSM syllabus but am familiar with the other examination bodies as well.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning an instrument can be the start of a truly exciting journey and a wonderful way to challenge yourself. I encourage my students to get out there and go to concerts, give your ears a treat and allow yourself to be inspired. This will feed your development as a musician and will help you find your unique musical voice. You would never find a footballer who knows all the technique required to play but has never actually watched a match? Join ensembles, find like minded people and have fun playing together!!
- What kind of experience do you have?
After my studies at the RAM, I spent a year in Bordeaux, France, studying, teaching and playing. I now work as a freelance flautist across the UK and perform with orchestras such as the Halle Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the RPO to name a few. My orchestral work has taken me to countries across Europe and further a field, including a tour to Japan last year. I have performed in venues including the Notre Dame in Paris and the Royal Albert Hall. I have also performed solo recitals at venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and the Scottish Parliament. Competition successes include winning the Royal Academy of Music Flute Competition when I was a student.
I have 10 years private teaching experience and have worked with English Touring Opera, Wigmore Hall Learning and Open Academy delivering music workshops for the community across the UK.
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- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• Bachelor of Music - First Class degree
LRAM teaching qualification
• DBS certificate
Helena is a wonderful and patient teacher. She puts me at ease immediately with her warm and sunny demeanour. She is deeply knowledgable and I’ve taken several grades with her, most recently getting a distinction at grade 6! Highly recommend Helena as a tutor to any new or established musician looking to develop their skill set.
My daughter has been learning with Helena for a number of years now. She has made such progress through the grades with her, we are delighted. Helena is a kind and committed teacher, thanks!!
Helena is an incredibly dedicated teacher. Her energy and charisma is infectious and I always leave lessons feeling inspired and uplifted. She has a tremendous amount of experience and insight to share, I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
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