Hi, I'm an experienced and highly qualified teacher of the classical guitar, based in Little Venice near Warwick Avenue tube. I'm used to teaching beginners, but have also taught up to Diploma level. I teach students of all ages. I'm very patient with my students as I'm aware that people progress at different speeds. I'm happy for students to work towards exams or to learn for their own enjoyment. As a qualified music teacher, I also teach music theory as well as guitar.
I've been teaching for over 25 years and studied at Trinity College of Music for four years where I received my LTCL Diploma in Classical Guitar Teaching. I am a fully qualified music teacher as well, as I have BEd in Music. I used to teach at the Spanish Guitar Centre near Leicester Square. All my students who have taken grade or diploma exams have passed, about 70% of whom with a merit or distinction. I'm a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and have a recent DBS Certificate.
I am a Qualified Teacher (BEd Music, LTCL) with over 25 years’ experience, teaching classical guitar in a variety of settings, including 10 years in schools and 6th form colleges. I have worked with a wide range of age groups, and from complete beginners to diploma level, facilitating individual lessons and group classes. I have also conducted guitar orchestras and ensembles. I have an excellent record with my students in grade exams with a 100% pass rate, over 70% of whom achieved a merit or distinction. I have excellent communication skills and understand different learning styles. I also have a good knowledge of information technology, including its use as a music teaching aid.
Classical Guitar Teacher Michaela Community School, London Current
- Teaching pupils in years 7, 8, and 9 at various levels of ability
- Devising lesson plans according to progress of pupils and set homework tasks
- Preparing pupils for grade exams
- Liaising with head of music to ensure guitar lessons complement class music curriculum
Classical Guitar Teacher Private Teaching, London 1990 - Date
Classical Guitar Teacher Spanish Guitar Centre, London 2000 - 2013
- Taught Classical and Flamenco Guitar with pupils of various ages and abilities from beginner to Diploma
Classical Guitar Teacher Bedford School 2003 – 2004
- Taught Ensemble class of 6 pupils at a time preparing them for performance and concerts
- Taught children from ages 7 – 18 at various levels of ability
- Devised lesson plans according to progress of pupils and set homework tasks
- Wrote end of term reports outlining progress of pupils for parents/guardians
- Attended Parents’ Evenings each term to discuss pupils’ progress and future musical goals
Classical Guitar Teacher Various (Camden Council) 2003 – 2004
- Worked with a variety of Primary and Secondary schools in the Camden Council area
- All other associated tasks as above
Lecturer Middlesex University 1994 – 1999
- Worked in both music and multimedia departments
- Trained students of mixed abilities in the use of Apple software packages
- Lectured on acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound synthesis, MIDI, and computing
Lecturer Southgate College 1994 - 1999
- Part-time lecturer on ‘A’ level music technology course and part-time guitar teacher
1999: Postgraduate Diploma (Art and Design) - Middlesex University London
1996: Bachelor of Science (Hons) 2.1 (Information Technology) - Middlesex University London
1994: Postgraduate Diploma (Music Information Technology) - City University London
1992: Bachelor of Education (Music) - Middlesex University London
1988: Licentiate of Trinity College of Music (Teachers’ Diploma, Guitar) -Trinity College of Music London
Available on request
Full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians
Enhanced DBS check December 2016
Full Qualified Teacher Status -Registration Number 91/56474
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