Hello there, and welcome to my tutor page, it's nice to see you!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am a qualified and experienced teacher of piano, flute and musical theory.
All lessons are tailored to the individual to help you achieve your goals, should you be preparing for an exam, or you can of course just play for pleasure, exploring a variety of genres at a pace that suits you. I pride myself on being a friendly and approachable teacher to people of all ages and abilities.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Hons from Leeds College of Music with first class honours, I studied classical music and specialised in performance. I have a teaching diploma and two flute performance diplomas.
I have ABRSM grade VIII flute with distinction, ABRSM grade VIII piano and ABRSM grade V theory.
- How much do you charge?
My rates are as follows:
Thirty minutes: £13.00
Forty-five minutes: £19.00
Sixty minutes: £26.00
First lessons are always half price, and I can offer discounts if you block book lessons in advance.
Please note that lessons in Harrogate are £2.00 extra to cover my petrol costs.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from music studio in my home in Leeds. I also teach one evening per week in Harrogate, where I can teach you in your home.
- When are you available?
My timetable is flexible, so please get in touch and we should be able to arrange a convenient time!
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I currently teach flute to diploma level, piano to ABRSM grade eight and musical theory to ABRSM grade five.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I'm happy to prepare my flute and piano pupils for ABRSM and Trinity exams, I think an exam provides and excellent goal to aim for. Of course, you're very welcome to play purely for pleasure as well!
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is a fantastic subject to learn; it is creative, rewarding and above all life enhancing.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have a vast performing career covering many genres from playing in a Frank Zappa tribute band to principal flute in symphony orchestras.
In terms of teaching, I have taught all age ranges privately from four year olds to adults. (Please note, children under the age of six are subject to a suitability assessment during a half-price consultancy lesson!)
I currently teach privately, and in schools and music centres in association with Roundhay Music and YMES.
I have taught in group formats, lead ensembles and rehearsals and I have recently been involved in teaching workshops as part of Opera North's outreach work. I am also an experienced accompanist - dealing with everything from choirs to primary school nativities, and I often accompany my flute pupils in their lessons and exams.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - I always have it handy during consultancy lessons so parents can see it if they wish.
- Where and with whom did you train?
During my time studying at Leeds College of Music, I studied flute with Martyn Shaw, and piano with Mark Fritton. I have also had masterclasses with Kevin Gowland of Opera North, Wissam Boustany and Lis Parry.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
M is a very gifted musician, she plays piano with an expression far beyond her twelve years of age. She's such a chatterbox! T has a brilliant sense of humour, she learns new notes on her flute so quickly, and always giggles when she plays a wrong note. E is passionate about jazz piano, and learns by ear, he's a great improviser and loves learning new material. D has just bought a new flute, and using it to make a beautiful tone. J is four years old, and my youngest pupil. She is learning the piano very quickly and loves to sing and clap along when we learn songs together.
(I've changed initials to protect my pupil's identities)
• BA Honours (first class)
• Fully DBS checked
• British Flute Society member
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