A passionate music educator whose fun and dynamic lessons open the door for every pupil's own moment of applause.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano Grades 1-8, Keyboard Grades 1-8, Music Theory Grades 1-5
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Post Graduate Certificate in Music Studies PGCE in Education with QTS, ATCL
- How much do you charge?
First consultation lesson free.
20 minute lesson £11.50suitable for children of 4 years and up. Each session comprising of rhythm work, beginning to play with correct posture, singing games and finding notes on the keyboard with the aim to learn a few basic pieces from memory).
30 minute session £15.00 suitable for those of age 6 upwards. The above activities combined with learning pitch and rhythm notation and playing instrument to incorporate these skills with aim to begin examination syllabus).
45 minutes lessons suitable for any level grade 1 and above at £18.00
1 hour Session £21.00 suitable for those preparing for Grade 1 And above.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home. Pupils come to me for their lessons. I take pupils from all over the city, but places of easiest access to my premises are Harborne, Bearwood, Quinton, Northfield, Warley, selly oak , Bartley Green. As I live on the border of Sandwell and Birmingham I have pupils coming from West Bromwich, Oldbury and Dudley.
- When are you available?
At present I have spaces available on the following days and times. Monday 4-5pm Wednesday 5.20-6.202pm.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have a wide range of experience in teaching right through the age ranges from children as young as 5 to adults aged 18 to 80. I teach from beginners up to grade 8 in Piano and Keyboard and beginners up to grade 5 in Music Theory.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I follow either the ABRSM syllabus or the Trinity Guildhall Syllabus or London college of Music.
I am also a teacher assessor for ABRSM keyboard Music Medals.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you want to learn piano/keyboard/music theory for any reason then contact me. I believe that enjoyment of music is the primary aim of any musical educator. Where words fail music speaks. It is the truest form of self expression. All my lessons are fun and enjoyable (even if the going gets tough at times) and I am willing to adapt to each pupil's individual requirements. If you want to pursue a formal musical education then I believe I have the skills and the enthusiasm to help you attain your goal. It is a firm belief of mine that every person has the right to their moment of applause. Sign up for my lessons and lets work towards your own moment of applause.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Over 16 years classroom teaching experience in both the Primary and Secondary School sectors. I work for the Birmingham Music Service part time. I have been teaching privately for 12 of these years in addition to my school teaching commitments. To date I have 100% pass rate with my examination pupils the majority of whom get distinction.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up- to-date CRB check as I have to hold one for my work with the Birmingham Music Service
- Where and with whom did you train?
I gained my Teaching degree from Newman College Birmingham and Post Graduate Certificate in Music Studies from the Open University. I am currently in the process of applying for a distance learning Masters degree in Instrumental teaching at Reading University.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a wide range of students at present and vary my individual lessons accordingly. They all make excellent progress and enjoy my lessons greatly. One pupil has been with me 2 years and is already preparing for her Grade 4 Piano exam. I have a few primary school pupils who are preparing for their Initial keyboard exam. I have one pupil who is 5 and has 20 minutes of musical fun time with me as well as a handful of adult students, one of who is fufiling a lifetime's ambition.
My grandson,(6) has lessons with Lexi He began with twenty minute lessons and now has thirty. We are delighted with his progress. I overhear the lesson as I wait and am fascinated by the standard of teaching as an older teacher myself. Every minute is pure gold. Her ability to adapt to the learner's needs is so impressive. The talents, enthusiasm & love of music are ever strong. I feel very grateful that my grandson has been lucky enough to start his musical education with such an inspirational teacher.
My son has had lessons for a term now, having begun GCSE in Music. Prior to this he had no training in keyboard other than weekly class lessons. I was concerned as my son has Aspergers Syndrome and finds new situations and people difficult. I need not have worried, Lexi is so calm and patient with him, even when he is having a 'bad' day. He has come on in leaps and bounds; no doubt it is not just to Lexi's teaching style but her calm and cheerful attitude. He loves his lessons, it is £17.50 well spent!
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