I am an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London doing a Bachelor of Music degree in piano. I find teaching a tremendously gratifying experience and I try to help all my pupils as much as I can.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano, music theory and composition.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have just completed my first year BMus degree with a First in all subjects. I also achieved very good A levels including: Music (A*), Spanish (A*), French (A), Italian (A) and Music Technology at AS (A). I also have the Certificate of Proficiency in English (B).
- How much do you charge?
My standard fee is £30 an hour, but it depends on how far I need to travel! Group lessons are only possible for music theory and I charge £18 per student.
- Where do you teach?
I go to students' houses and I can also teach at home. Easiest locations are South Kensington, Acton and the places in between (Notting Hill, Shepherds Bush, Holland Park, Hammersmith...).
- When are you available?
I am very flexible. I am usually freer in the afternoons (during the week) and all day long at weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach children as well as adults. Piano ranges from Beginner to Advanced (Grade 8 +). Composition, Musicianship (Aural & Harmony) and Music Theory range from Beginner to Advanced (Grade 8 or preparation for A-Level, University Entries).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Piano Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), Music Theory Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), Music GSCE, Music A-Level
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Do not be daunted by the prospect of starting, picking up again or improving your musical skills! It is hard work but it always pays off!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been tutoring privately for a year as well as leading many outreach projects in schools, homes for the elderly (Alzheimer's specialised), and schools for children with autism and Downes syndrome.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Christopher is a professional music producer, but with very little knowledge of classical music theory. He came to me about 6 months ago and asked to teach him the theory basics and some piano skills. He has repeatedly said that since he's started playing a bit of piano and coming to terms with the tonal system, he's felt an improvement in his own work, which is mainly electronic music. Conrad is a 7-year-old boy who is a very talented musician. He has just started piano and has done incredibly well in his Grade 1 exam. We have covered the syllabus in very little time and are now working towards Grade 2.
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