I am a friendly, committed and enthusiastic teacher, with 20 years experience. I always tailor my teaching to each pupil's needs and preferences, focusing on enjoyment, expression and quality technique.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the Flute (beginners to grade 8).
I also teach beginner recorder.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BMus Hons from University of Surrey and gained QTS after completing my PGCE at Institute of Education, University of London.
- How much do you charge?
£25 for 40 minutes
£30 for 50 minutes
£35 for 60 minutes
- Where do you teach?
I teach the flute in Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Honor Oak, West Norwood, Beckenham, Croydon, Norbury, Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill and Streatham at an extra charge but prefer to teach from my home in Crystal Palace.
- When are you available?
Afternoons or evenings
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 5 years up to adults of any age.
Beginners to grade 8.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Grades 1 to 8. I have an excellent success rate with both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam boards with pupils consistently achieving mostly merits and distinctions every time.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe that music is one of the greatest gifts one can have and it is my pleasure to be able to pass this on to others.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 20 years experience teaching both children and adults of all standards for at schools, privately and in an adult education centre.
Elaine Round is a versatile flautist with a wide range of experience of playing in many styles and capacities.
She completed her classical music degree at University of Surrey in 2001. Whilst there, she specialised in performance, performing solos, chamber music and in the university orchestra. Shortly after she graduated, she performed the Nielsen Flute Concerto with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra and played for Epsom Symphony Orchestra, Croydon Symphony Orchestra and Thames Philharmonia, as well performing a variety of chamber music.
Since this, Elaine has explored many different musical styles - composing, improvising, recording and performing music with a wide range of musicians, forming many diverse projects and bands. She now works as a freelance performer/composer, collaborating with many music producers internationally, providing recordings for them, contributing in the composition and making regular releases. She is a successful music producer in her own right and performs live flute to her own compositions in this country and abroad, whilst releasing her own music. Aside from this, Elaine works as a session musician and is hired regularly for occasions such as weddings and other events, concerts, student music projects and has appeared on 'Don't Tell The Bride'. She also works with videographers, providing music for commercial videos.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Mrs Jennifer Welch
Ms Sarah Newbold
• BMus Hon Music
• PGCE Music Secondary
Robert and Sarah have had some very good flute teachers but tell me that Elaine is by far the best they have ever had. Sarah particularly tells me that Elaine makes excellent suggestions and has improved her flute playing a great deal. Sarah played a recent piece at school for GCSE and her music teacher asked Sarah if she was doing A Level Music, as she would have achieved a good A level Grade for the piece. Elaine is an excellent flute teacher.
I really enjoy lessons with Elaine, she works really hard helping me to make a lovely sound on my flute".
Megan recently achieved 99 out of 100 for her grade 2 exam.
Elaine has been a great teacher for our 10 year old daughter. She has been very reliable, consistent and thorough. She has a good feel for when to be encouraging and when she might need to be a bit firmer. She has been able to adapt her style to our daughters needs. And most importantly they have fun together.
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