I welcome anyone with an eagerness to learn about music. Music is about enjoyment and although there will be hard work, the end result is well worth it.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am a professional violin and viola player and I am also highly trained in vocal studies and conducting, I have taught classroom music all the way through to A-Level so I am happy teach anyone with an interest in these areas.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bachelor and a Masters degree from the Royal Northern College of Music and a Diploma in Musical Theatre from the London College of Music.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour for most lessons. Chamber music or group lessons are £60 and preparation for Grade 5 theory is £30 per hour when 10 lessons are booked.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation lesson and monthly payment plans. Travel fees are by negotiation.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home in Beckenham, Bromley. How ever I am happy to travel throughout London if my schedule will allow it.
- When are you available?
Availability is by negotiation, as a professional musician with a varied career I am able to tailor most lessons to fit around you.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am happy for students to work towards ABRSM or Trinity exams on violin and viola, and for singing I generally prepare students for ABRSM or LCM. I also tutor students in preparation for GCSE and A-Level in every exam board.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to give Skype lessons and all online lessons are by negotiation.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Recent pupils have gained places at UK Music Conservatoires and have achieved distinction in ABRSM exams as well as receiving top grades in GCSE and A-Level.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a recent DBS.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the RNCM with Dr Louise Lansdown and Asdis Valdimarsdottir.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I work for Pro Corda as a chamber music coach, conductor and creative musicianship teacher and I also teach violin, viola and chamber music at Yorkshire Young Musicians.
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