I have given lessons from beginners, right through to professionals. I start from the basics, using the kodaly approach for children and also for beginner singers.
For instrumentalists who are new, we start learning about the instrument as well as building up music theory on the side, as they become intertwined the more advanced you get as a musician.
I tailor my lessons for each individual who comes my way, and always take it at your pace and what you are comfortable with. I will try to push and challenge you in a positive way, aiding you to reach your goals.
I am currently training to become a primary teacher. I have been teaching privately for 6 years, teaching piano, voice, brass, music theory and general musicianship. I have a music degree and have studied music instrumental tuition as well as music therapy.
I also have worked in care for 7 years and have experience working with the elderly, young adults and children with special needs, such as autism and Down syndrome.
I am very passionate about music education and would love anyone who has ever wanted to learn to contact me.
I am a very conscientious person and certainly up for a challenge. Working in the public eye has allowed me to gain exceptional customer service and communication skills. I love interacting and helping people and feel that I try to bring this into everything I do. I have recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University having studied Music, and currently study Primary Teaching at Dundee University. I put lots of effort into everything I do and try to help others in any way that I can. I like to put myself out there and do as much as I can into making other people happy and helping the community. I enjoy teaching and working with people through music who have disabilities and learning difficulties.
Clayton Care Ltd. January 2017 – Present
Supporting people of all ages with a range of disabilities to be as independent in their own home as well as in the community. Main responsibilities include:
- All aspects of personal care
- Food preparation
- Medication Handling
- Shopping and household chores
Private Instructor November 2015 – Present
Teaching students from the ages of 7+ in 1-1 sessions on a variety of instruments including Voice, Piano, French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone.
Ritmico Music November 2015 - June 2017
Teaching children from as young as 4 how to play the recorder and piano, as well as general music classes. My main responsibilities include:
- Managing a large group of small kids
- Keeping children entertained and engaged in learning
- Teaching instruments and music theory
- Teaching using the Kodaly programme
Home Care Assistant
Prestige Nursing + Care October 2015 to January 2017
As a HCA I go around several clients for 3 or 4 visits a day, helping with day-to-day activities. My main responsibilities include:
- Assisting with personal care such as showering and dressing
- Food preparation for meal times
- Medication handling
- Shopping and household chores
- Support work and taking clients out
Esso, Matrix Highlands Ltd. October 2013 – August 2014 / June 2015 – September 2015
Some responsibilities of a Sales Assistant: Stocking and selling tobacco licensed products, selling fuel, dealing with the bakery and stocking the shop.
Greggs, The Bakers October 2014 – June 2015
Some responsibilities of a Team Member: serving customers food, cleaning and baking.
McDonald’s June 2011 – October 2013
Some responsibilities of a Crew member: selling fast food, working in a fast-paced environment, cleaning and cooking.
Perth High School 2007-2013
Advanced Higher Music
Higher Music, English, Math’s and Computing
Intermediate 2 Geography, Music, and Drama
Standard Grade English, Math’s, Computing, German and Physics
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award
University of the Highlands and Islands 2013-2015
Diploma of Higher Education BA Applied Music
Edinburgh Napier University 2015-2018
BMus (Hons) Music 2:1
University of Dundee 2018-2019
PGDE Primary Education
As a musician, a lot of my time is spent practicing and attending music groups. Playing in various groups has allowed me to develop my leadership and ensemble skills. This includes leading a section and finding out how to encourage and support the other players. Playing as part of an ensemble has helped me understand and develop working together with people in a group setting. I have undertaken all 3 Duke of Edinburgh awards and volunteering at a kid’s club and care home – all of which has helped me learn about myself, about other people and how I can talk and support these people in the different ways that they may need. On a personal level, I enjoy swimming, running and hill walking.
Available on request
ORCHESTRAL AND MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, April 2013
Dvorak: Noon Witch – 4th Horn
Purcell arr Britten: Chacone – 4th Horn
Britten: Gloriana Courtly Dances – 4th Horn
Borodin: Symphony No 3 – 4th Horn
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, July 2013
SMETANA: Blanik from ma Vlast
LUTOSLAWSKI: Little Suite
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, April 2014
Alexander Glazunov: Symphony No. 5 - 1st Horn
Stephen Deazley: (opening of commonwealth games in Glasgow)
William Walton: Viola Concerto
Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, May/June 2014
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture - 3rd Horn
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (soloist Daniel Browell) - 3rd Horn
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite - 3rd Horn
Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, May 2015
Copland: Fanfare For The Common Man - 5th Horn (Bumper)
Elgar: Cello Concerto (soloist Rudi de Groote )- 5th Horn (Bumper)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 - 5th Horn (Bumper)
Grampian Youth Orchestra, June 2015
Walton: Crown Imperial - 1st Horn
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 (Soloist Lauren Steel) - 2nd Horn
Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E Minor, "New World", Op.95 - 2nd Horn
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, July 2015
Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony – offstage brass
Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, May 2016
John Williams: Escapades for alto sax and orchestra, from the motion picture "Catch Me if You Can" soloist Richard Ingham - 5th Horn (Bumper)
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - 5th Horn (Bumper)
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World", Op. 95 - 5th Horn (Bumper)
Grampian Youth Orchestra, July 2016
MacCunn: Overture to the Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3 - 3rd Horn
Borodin: In The Steppes of Central Asia - 1st Horn
Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D, Op. 43 - 2nd Horn
*Malvern Winds Chamber Music Course, August 2016 – Course Assistant
Beethoven: Quintet for piano and winds
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, March 2017
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, May 2017
Sullivan: Iolanthe Overture – 1st Horn
Steele: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor – 1st Horn
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 – 1st Horn
Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb, Opus 11 - soloist
Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, May 2017
Holst: The Planets - 1st Horn
Claire de Lune
Malvern Winds Chamber Music Course, August 2017 – Course Assistant
Schumann: Konzertstuck for 4 horns (wind ensemble version) – Solo 3rd Horn
Strauss: Suite Op.4 – 1st Horn
Mozart: Serenade K.361 ‘Gran Partita’ – 3rd Horn
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, December 2017
Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture - 1st Horn
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2, soloist Jaimee Pickard - 1st Horn
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite - 1st Horn
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 - 1st Horn
Acquire Sing Through, February 2018
Titanic, the Musical – 1st Horn
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, March 2018
James Horner: Hollywood Blockbusters – 1st Horn
Patrick Doyle/John Williams: Concert Suite from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 1st Horn
Howard Shore: Symphonic Suite from Lord of the Rings – 1st Horn
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor – 1st Horn
Offenbach: Overture La Vie Parisienne – 1st Horn
Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen – 1st Horn
Korngold: The Sea Hawk – 1st Horn
John Williams: Suite from Star Wars – 1st Horn
Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, May 2018
Aaron Copland: Jubilee Variation - 3rd Horn
Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait - 3rd Horn
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - 3rd Horn
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, June 2018
Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain - 1st Horn
Berlioz: Harold in Italy, soloist Nicola Boag - 1st Horn
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien – 1st Horn
Sibelius: Valse Chevaleresque – 1st Horn
Wind Serenades Chamber music course, July 2018 – Course Assistant
Samuel Barber: Summer Music
Olov Franzen: In Memoriam 1791 – 2nd Horn
Scottish Schools Orchestral Trust, July 2018 – Course Assistant
Acquire Sing Through, September 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar – 1st Horn
Syke and Lochalsh Community Orchestra, November 2018
Guest 1st Horn
Glasgow Symphony Orchestra, December 2018
Sibelius: Symphony Number 2 – 1st Horn
Grieg: Piano Concerto – 1st Horn
Bathgate Concert Orchestra, December 2018
Saint-seans: Romanza for Horn and Orchestra – Soloist
Vinter: Hunter’s Moon – soloist
Tayside Symphony Orchestra, February 2019
Show music – 1st Horn
Acquire Sing Through, February 2019
Secret sing through – 1st Horn
Eleanor is very kind, understanding and patient. She has helped me learn the trombone from the beginning and I have loved every minute of her lessons. 100% recommended.
Eleanor has a wonderful talent and to be able to share that with the world is incredible. We were in band together for years and she’s one of the most trustworthy and reliable people I’ve ever met. She is an excellent tutor and will continue to grow herself and her pupils. I definitely recommend Eleanor as a tutor.
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