Hello, I am a professional musician and teach from my home studio on Abbey Road, Torry. I am 5 mins drive/15 mins walk from Union Square, easily accessible by bus.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach singing in any genre, most of my pupils are adult beginners who would like to learn pop/musical theatre songs. I also teach children from aged 8 years upwards.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an BMus 2:1 Hons in Music Performance performing as a Senior Choral Scholar. I also have my Grade 8 ABRSM Singing with Distiction and Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory with Merit.
Since graduating from university I have kept learning; I am working towards a postgraduate certificate in Kodaly education. I have passed Kodaly Musicianship 1 and Kodaly Methodology 1.
- How much do you charge?
£35 per hour, £17.50 per half hour.
I have discounts for group lessons: Buy a set of five 1/2 hr lessons for £69, five hour lessons for £139, so effectively you receive the fifth lesson free.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my home studio, which is a converted outhouse in my garden.
- When are you available?
Monday to Saturday 10am - 9pm.
Availability varies from week to week; unlike most music schools I do not charge on a 'per term' basis. I feel it's important to give pupils the flexibility to come for lessons when they wish, and provide discounts for repeat bookings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from approximately 8 yrs old upwards.
I am qualified to teach up to University degree level in voice.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams and London College of Music (LCM) exams.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online using Skype and my home broadband.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I went back to university as a mature student to study music, sometimes it takes a while to build up the confidence to pursue it. Don't let fear hold you back from your ambition.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have seven years experience of performing as a soprano choral scholar with the University Chapel Choir and choral society. I have performed opera with the university opera society. I also have seven years gigging experience, singing in local covers bands which have performed all over Scotland. I am now working towards my ABRSM Performance Diploma.
My last performance was with the Co-Opera Co during their Easter development programme April 2013. I was a member of the chorus for Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am registered with the PVG scheme.
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Aberdeen
Masterclasses: Kate Hughes, Irene Drummond, Jeremy Huw Williams, Toby Spence.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Association of British Choral Directors
Association of Teachers of Singing
• BMus (Hons)
• Kodaly Musicianship 1, Kodaly Methodology 1
• Musicians Union, Association of British Choral Directors, Association of Teachers of Singing
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