Qualified and experienced piano tutor available to teach people of all ages and grades.
I gained my performing and teaching diplomas at the Royal College of Music in 1992-1993 and since have given many private lessons. I have also been teaching at Vyners School, Warren Road Ickenham since 2002.
As a teacher I always encourage understanding and open communication, while trying to make the lessons enjoyable. A thorough understanding of technique and musicianship is covered through a wide range of repertory, set exercises, sight reading and improvisation - and my students have had many successes with Associated Board and Trinity exams.
I also work as an accompanist and studio technician. I will be available to play for or record concerts, exams and auditions as required.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano - (Music theory, sight reading, exercises and repertory inc. Associated Board & Trinity exams).
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at the Royal College of Music for 4 years (1989 - 1993) under Professor Peter Element and gained my teaching diploma in March 1992. The exam involved playing any named scales and arpeggios, three pieces and answering several questions on teaching aspects.
- How much do you charge?
My rates are £15 for a half hour lesson (but will be going up to £17.50). If the student pays for two or more months in advance I allow a 10% reduction fee. Extra for travelling will be the same as my teaching rates - ie I would charge £15 for 1/2hr driving plus petrol.
- Where do you teach?
I mainly teach at home, but will travel if the ratio between hours taught and hours travelling is acceptable.
- When are you available?
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught regularly (from 1993 - present) people of all ages and grades and have had a good number of advanced students over the years. At present I am teaching around thirty students.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a clean record (confirmed when checked).
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal College of Music (1989 - 1993). Peter Element.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Many advanced students over the years I have been teaching.
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