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Ms Virani
« My daughter had flute lessons in school for a couple of years & made... More »
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Ms Virani
« My daughter had flute lessons in school for a couple of years & made little progress. At my insistence her teacher finally signed her up for Grade 2. When I found out what the exam entailed & was only a few weeks away, she was unlikely to pass. A friend recommended Laura, who gave my daughter 3 one-hour lessons. Laura was warm, welcoming, kind, encouraging, clear & focused & my daughter improved tremendously. My daughter not only passed the exam, but received distinction, a real tribute to Laura's teaching »
£45/h
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Lessons offered by Laura
  • Individual
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The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura - Maida Vale - Music

Methodology

I'm a flute teacher based in London with 15 years experience of teaching all ages & abilities. I also enjoy a busy freelance career performing on modern & historical flutes.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Flute (beginners to advanced)
Music Theory (up to Grade 5 ABRSM)
Historical Flutes (baroque flute and keyed classical flutes)
Recorder (beginners to intermediate)

I also run ensemble workshops and masterclasses for modern and historical flutes. Please enquire to find out next available date.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

MA (Distinction) in Historical Performance, Baroque Flute - Royal Academy of Music
MMus in Performance Studies - University of East Anglia
BA (Hons) Music - University of East Anglia

- How much do you charge?

£45 per hour, £35 for 45 minutes, £25 for 30 minutes.

- Where do you teach?

At my home in Maida Vale, W9, London or, depending on the location and my schedule, I can possibly travel to your home if you live within Greater London.

- When are you available?

Various times - we can arrange a regular or flexible time for lessons.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Age 7 upwards for flute, Age 5 for recorder. No age limit, beginners to advanced.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

ABRSM Flute Grades 1-8 exams and diplomas
ABRSM Music Theory exams up to Grade 5
University and College undergraduate / postgraduate performance exams.

I also prepare students for youth orchestra, music college and university auditions.

I have experience of assisting students with their preparations for 11+ school music scholarship auditions, with recent successes for one student who won a music scholarship to a top London school given to just the top 15% of 500 applicants, and another student who passed Grade 5 flute with distinction after 2 years of learning, and won a music scholarship to Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

My lessons are a mixture of musicianship, technique, history, knowledge and fun.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have taught flute to students of all ages for 15 years, ranging in ability from beginners to those studying for their music degrees.

I currently hold the post of Flute Teacher at Graveney School in London, where I teach 11-18 year olds. I also teach Music Theory classes there in preparation for the ABRSM Grade 5 theory exam.

Previous experience includes Modern and Baroque Flute Teacher for the University of East Anglia (2007-11), and work for Kew Young Musicians. I've also performed in education projects with The Hanover Band and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

I also work as a freelance flautist, performing on historical and modern flutes with orchestras and ensembles such as The Hanover Band, London Handel Orchestra, La Nuova Musica, Southern Sinfonia, Meridian Sinfonia, London Baroque Sinfonia, Arcangelo, The Parley of Instruments, Little Baroque Company, International Baroque Players, Armonico Consort, and Pythagoras Ensemble, for whom I'm also Historical Performance Curator. I've performed in venues such as the Southbank, Wigmore Hall, and Buckingham Palace.

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

Yes, the school I work for organised this.

I also have a Hays Education certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I studied modern flute and baroque flute with William Sleath at the University of East Anglia, and baroque and classical flutes with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown at the Royal Academy of Music.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

11 Year old who passed Grade 5 flute with distinction after 2 years of learning, and was awarded a music scholarship for Haberdashers Aske's School for Girls

9 Year old who just passed Grade 1 flute with distinction

30 Year old composer from a leading computer games developer (Sony) who is learning for research purposes. He recently passed Grade 4 with distinction.

60-something Year old who plays flute for her own enjoyment. She has made amazing progress from roughly Grade 1 to Grade 5 level in 3 years. She also studies music theory with me, and is currently at Grade 5 level.

30 Year old baroque flute student who has a day job and plays in his spare time.

15 Year old student at my school who is working towards Grade 6 flute, Grade 5 theory, and AS-Level Music.

30 Year old who has a day job and is working towards Grade 8 flute.

10 Year old who is working towards Grade 5 for a school music scholarship audition.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £45/h
Lessons offered by Laura
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura's CV

• B.A. (Hons) Music
• M.Mus in Performance Studies, Master of Arts (Royal Academy of Music) Distinction
• DBS

8 reviews on Laura
  • 5/5

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8 recommendations

M
Ms Virani

My daughter had flute lessons in school for a couple of years & made little progress. At my insistence her teacher finally signed her up for Grade 2. When I found out what the exam entailed & was only a few weeks away, she was unlikely to pass. A friend recommended Laura, who gave my daughter 3 one-hour lessons. Laura was warm, welcoming, kind, encouraging, clear & focused & my daughter improved tremendously. My daughter not only passed the exam, but received distinction, a real tribute to Laura's teaching

M
Martyn

It's such fun learning the flute with Laura, she's always very encouraging and both my technique and tone improved dramatically over the time she was teaching me.

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Dr Jones

Laura taught my daughter the flute for a couple of years before she moved to London. She was an excellent teacher, very patient and very positive. Her love for baroque music rubbed off on to my daughter who still enjoys playing this style of music above all others.

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