Miriam has worked as a professional violist and teacher for over 10 years.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
My main subjects are viola and violin, which I can teach to an advanced level. I also teach music theory and would enjoy teaching recorder at a beginner - intermediate level and possibly in small groups.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
The majority of my qualifications were at the Royal College of Music. In addition to the qualifications above are also
Post Graduate in Advanced Performance (Distinction)
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour, but would consider a reduction for very small groups.
- Where do you teach?
From home which is Rye, East Sussex
- When are you available?
I am available on a free-lance basis which means there needs to be flexibility on both sides.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All levels and ages
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Anyone is welcome to have a go, and the more practise you put into it OUTSIDE THE LESSONS, the more you will get out of it, as with anything in life!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have a lifetime of performing experience and have played in venues such as the Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadagon Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Jame's Piccadilly, Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and many more inside and outside the UK.
I have worked as a free-lance violist and teacher for over 10 years, teaching both tiny (4 years old) students up to adults of varying abilities. I individualise the lessons to suit the pupil, but specifically focus on working on the technical side to ensure that if the pupil can produce a warm tone from the instrument then they will want to continue to learn!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - all clear!
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal College of Music
Grigory Zhislin and Simon Rowland-Jones
- Tell me about some of your current students.
One student is 11 years old. She had never played violin before, and I started her off from scratch. Recently, she auditioned for a place at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, and we are currently awaiting results. She won the Major Award at a very selective independent girl's school in London and this summer she is due to take her grade 7 Associated Board violin exam.
Another student is of a similar age and a more recent student. She seems to enjoy her violin lessons but is more academically minded and has piano as her first instrument.
I had a couple of adult students a while ago who became friends and we had viola duets which was fun! I enjoyed teaching them, even though it was clear that they didn't have the time to practise and were just having a go for their own entertainment.
• B Mus (1st Class)
• PGCE in Music
• CRB checked
• NUT and GTC
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