After reading Music at Cambridge I formed a strong interest in teaching music and music making, especially singing and accompanying. I have had over five years of teaching experience with great success of pupils of all ages and abilities.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano up to grade 8, singing, theory, violin, GCSE Music, Maths and A-Level Music.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have Grade 8 (distinction) for Piano and Singing. I have Grade 5 theory (distinction). I was awarded a choral scholarship to Cambridge University and I graduated from Cambridge University with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Cantab in music. I have gained my masters in Singing from the Royal Northern College of Music.
On my music course I scored a first for my composition portfolio and took extensive conducting training. I have been CRB'd for the teaching I'm done and have been given child protection training and am first aid trained.
- How much do you charge?
30 mins £30 + travel
1 hr £40 + travel
If I'm teaching a group of 3 pupils, I will charge £20 each for the hour.
- Where do you teach?
I can come to teach at the pupil's house or we could find a mutually convenient venue to have the lesson at.
- When are you available?
At different times in the morning, afternoon and evening during week days and weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
7/8 year olds to adult. I teach A-level and GCSE students. And I have entered people in for Grade 8 intsrumental and Grade 5 Theory exams.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Grade 8 Piano. Grade 8 Singing. I have also prepared people for ABRSM exams on saxophone and flute. Grade 6 Theory. Music, Maths, Science GCSE. Music A-level or Maths A-level. I also accompany pupils for their exams should they need accompanying.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor via email or over skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I'm very passionate about music and especially singing and I really believe in helping an individual reach their own personal goals. Having had many years of teaching and professional performance experience, I love helping people build their confidence with their performance skills.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensively worked with children. While at university I helped out with many Summer Courses where I had to teach pupil (age 11-18) music. I was also a volunteer Choir Assistant for the St Catharine's College, Cambridge Girls' choir, where I taught singing and theory to girls (aged 7 - 14).
I then went onto become the Musician in Residence at St George's School, Ascot (aged 11-18) where I accompanied girls for ABRSM exams up to Grade 8 for any instrument, I taught theory individually and in groups, I coached girls on their instruments, I gave private theory, piano and singing lessons and I started up my own Gospel Choir at the school.
I became the Head of Music at College Francais Billingue Londres a French international school where I taught the whole school classroom Music and organised extra curricular activities. Since then I have been privately tutoring a variety of subjects and conducting Nightingale Choir.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
BA (Hons) in Music at The University of Cambridge, St Catharine's College. MMus in Solo Vocal Performance at The Royal Northern College of Music.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
NASUWT and Equity
• Music BA (Hons) cantab 2:1
• MMus in Performance
• am CRB'd
• Am the Head of Music at CFBL
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