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  • Piano
  • All Levels

Karen - Central Lewisham - Piano


"Karen Collier is a talented all rounded musician with vast performance experience! A joy to work and make music with!"

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Singing- Pop/Jazz/Soul/Folk/Acoustic
Music technology- Logic/Reason/Abelton/Digital Performer/Protools
Songwriting- GCSE/A-level/General/Arrangements
Classical Piano- Grades 1/2/3/4

- Tell me about your qualifications.

B Mus (hons)- Graduated July 2009 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Rock School Grade 8- Voice
ABRSM Grade 5,6,7,8 classical Piano
A levels- Music (A) Biology (B) Chemistry (B)

- How much do you charge?

Singing- 30p/h
Piano- 30p/h
Music technology- 30 p/h
Songwriting 30 p/h

- Where do you teach?

I can teach at home where I have a 88 key digital piano in a big bright room. Also have PLI insurance.

I have a car and am willing to travel a 30 minute journey to areas including: Brockley, New Cross, Lewisham, Greenwich, Blackheath, Peckham, Camberwell, Surrey Quays, East and West Dulwich, Catford.

- When are you available?

At present I have a few slots available on either a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

From 6 upwards

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM Classical Piano Exams
Rock School Singing Grades

- Do you have a personal message for students?

If you would like to hear me sing and play, I have just made a television advert which will begin showing in May on ITV. You can watch it by clicking on this link,
(concealed information)


- What kind of experience do you have?

Voice tutor and Choir and workshop Leader with Newport and Gwent Music support service. Involves teaching small and large groups of Primary age children, Key stage 1 and 2. (Nov 2009-present)

Music and Drama facilitator with Big Foot Arts Education.(concealed information)

Drama, movement and singing teacher with Fahrenheit Theatre Arts.((concealed information) Involved coaching and creating small performances and individual tuition working towards LAMDA examinations.(Nov-2009- August 2010)

Private song writing tuition for GCSE and A level students. Involved coaching the students through various methods of song writing, analysing traditional pop chord movements, Jazz triads and substitutions and minimalist progressions using layering and texture techniques. Private Piano tuition up to ABRSM grade 4

Private individual and small group vocal coaching- Working through a variety of repertoire including Musical Theatre, Jazz and Pop. Developing vocal independence, creativity, phrasing, dynamics, harmony, breathing, posture and confidence.

Community music project (Autumn Term 2007)
This involved working as a team with a large group of adults and children with learning difficulties leading to a final performance at the Wales Millennium Centre in Spring 2008.

Creative Music Technology Workshops for GCSE level (2008/9) I led and co-ordinated a group of GCSE students in composing and eventually performing their own original music using advanced Creative Music Technology.   

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have a CRB for self employed music tutor from November 2009

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Musicians Union

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Current student: Rebecca Moore Age: 25
Rebecca approached me for singing lessons after she watched a live performance showcase for external engagements at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. With no previous singing experience, Rebecca and I started working on songs she suggested. When Rebecca had developed an enthusiam and confidence for singing, we began working on new repertoire, including Jazz standards and hards pop songs. In each session I began taking her out of her vocal comfort zone developing her range, harmonising and phrasing skills. A year later I used Rebecca as one of my backing singers for a cooperate function.


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h
Lessons offered by Karen
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Piano
  • All Levels

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