Aim for your personal best and reach your true potential. 'Go beyond your expectations...' Improve your grades and skills significantly by working alongside a private tutor who can assist you with your specific needs and goals
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Classical/ Jazz/ Pop Piano (up to Grade 8), Theory (up to Grade 8) , and Violin (up to Grade 4).
I also teach English As a Foreign Language. I prepare students for IELTS exams.
Although I teach I wide range of subjects I have expert knowledge in these areas. I only teach in Peterborough.
I also offer online tuition (anywhere in the world). This is particularly useful for A-level music, Theory or Music Degree preparation. I can help with everything from writing a composition to essays to musical analysis. I teach music from my dedicated music room which has a Yamaha baby grand piano.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at the Royal College of Music in London. I have a music degree from Leeds College of Music and my specialism is classical and jazz piano and composition. I have completed the prestigious Piano Teacher's Course with the European Piano Teacher's Association (EPTA) in London.
I have a TEFL (teaching English certificate) from i to i and I was also trained by Berlitz language school.
- How much do you charge?
My rates are between £18/ hr and £32/ hr depending on the subject. A small fee may be made for travel. If you want to study with a friend or sibling the rate will be halved as I just charge for the time. Children can have 30min or 45 min music lessons also depending on their age and level.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in Peterborough. I rarely teach in pupils homes.
- When are you available?
I am available 7 days a week and also during the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages from age 4 upwards.
I prepare foreign students for the IELTS exams.
In music, students can study up to Grade 8. I also assist students with A Level Music.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM exams (classical/ jazz) - Practical/ Theory
GCSE/ A Level Music
undergraduate Music Degree support
IELTS or GCSE - English
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor via email and Skype occasionally.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Aim for your personal best and reach your true potential. 'Go beyond your expectations...' Improve your grades and skills significantly by working alongside a private tutor who can assist you with your specific needs and goals.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching privately and in schools and colleges for 16 years. My pupils have had a lot of success. I teach all ages and have various forms of musical pedagogical training. Previously I have taught in the UK and abroad. I recently worked as Head of Music in an international school in Singapore. I also have some performing experience and have performed at VIP events in the UK, The Middle East and India.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
International Kodaly Summer School - Piano Masterclass - Liszt Ferenc Conservatoire/ Kodaly Institute - Kesckemet, Hungary - 2015
EPTA (European Piano Teacher's Association) at The Purcell School of Music in London 2014-15
British Kodaly Academy - International Summer School, Birmingham 2014
The Royal College of Music, London
Leeds Conservatoire of Music 1996 - 2000
i to i (TEFL)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach students from a variety of backgrounds. I have experience of teaching very talented students including students who are applying for music college. Although I have a diverse background I have expert knowledge in all these areas, with music being my main subject. I have 16 years teaching experience. My youngest pupil is only 4 and my oldest is a talented 62 year old jazz student. I love teaching and look forward to seeing my pupils every week.
All levels beginners to advanced are equally welcome!
• BA (Hons) Music
• PTC EPTA UK
• EPTA UK
Very enjoyable piano lessons. Excellent teacher and talented musician with a friendly approach to lessons. Everything was explained and shown to me clearly. I can now play pieces that I could not have imagined playing before.
I enjoyed my English lessons with Natasha. She made the lessons interesting and I learnt something useful each lesson. Now I feel more confident and I have a better grasp of English grammar. Lessons involved a range of activities so that made them more enjoyable.
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