Huddersfield-based piano and music teacher. I work with a mixture of resources to help clarify the seemingly complex world of music theory and help you apply it to keep playing fun!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano, music theory and composition. I find that the most successful lessons draw on a mixture of all three, suited to your needs, but I can focus on just one of the three if you prefer. I also suport GCSE and A level music courses.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (1st Class Honours); MMus.
- How much do you charge?
I have a flat rate of £20 per hour or £15 per 45minutes. I will teach for half an hour if you like, but I find that's rarely long enough. I've never done a group lesson on this basis, but I'll give it a whirl if you have some friends who want to come along...
Your initial consultation is free and, depending on where you live, I won't charge extra travel (see below).
- Where do you teach?
I am based in Huddersfield and will travel to any HD postcode as well as parts of Bradford, Halifax and Wakefield for no extra charge. If you live a little further away please still contact me and we'll try and work it out.
For my lessons, it's quite useful to have a piano within easy reach. If you don't have one, I'm happy to teach from my home.
- When are you available?
I don't teach on Tuesdays or Saturday mornings. Other than that, I can normally fit around you.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach everyone who wishes to learn, although my experience with very small people is quite limited. I generally say secondary school age and above.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am qualified to prepare students for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall Music Theory up to Grade 8 and have wide experience in supporting GCSE and A level music students outside school lessons. However, most of my students study with me as part of their ongoing musical development, perhaps to supplement their instrumental lessons or because they are seeking some theoretical input to their creative work or some creative input to their theoretical work.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I think all tutor-student relationships should start off with a face-to-face meeting. After that, depending on your needs, we could communicate partially or wholly by email. The billing for this is arranged on an individual basis. For conducting and musicianship lessons, this is not possible.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I started teaching the piano when I was an undergraduate music student to help pay the bills, but I enjoyed it so much I've kept going! I also have nearly ten years' experience working in music theatre as a composer, performer, director and workshop facilitator. I also work extensively across the country with ensembles and soloists as an orchestral player, accompanist, conductor and director.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Not at the moment.
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