I communicate effectively and am not your stereotypical serious old school teacher.
Engaging teacher and i tune in to the students needs.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Piano or Keyboard and enter students for ABRSM exams.
I have a login for the ABRSM and can submit the application for you if required.
I can also accompany you or a musician for music exams.
However it is vital and important that you approach me in good time ie a month before so that the student and I can have a couple of rehearsals prior to the exam.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Grade 8 PIANO obtained in August 2010.
Grade 5 Theory passed.
Grade 4 Violin passed.
- How much do you charge?
1 hr = £ 30 on piano or keyboard plus travel. 30 minutes is gb 15.00
For beginner students it is advisable for half hour lesson to begin with.
KEYBOARD SINGLE LESSON OR GROUP LESSON -- a maximum of two students attending at the same time for the 1 hour slot it is gbp 15.00 each. Two people in the lesson is fun but you need to come along with a friend who is willing to attend
keyboard sole student on their own for 1 hour gbp 30.00 Keyboard group of two is gbp 15.00 each for the full hour.
Travel to you and extra 5 pounds.
- Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach at my home address.ONLINE TUITION Too if required.
I teach at my home address in South Croydon,where I have a dedicated piano room with two acoustic pianos... one for the student and one for me.
I can also teach keyboard.
Either keyboard or piano. .
I have a dedicated music room with 2 quality accoustic piano and an electric piano weighted keys. So you can choose electric piano or acoustic.
I am happy to accompany for exams too.
- When are you available?
School holiday lessons and Summer holiday piano lessons too .
Please email for availability.All lessons at my home address now.Fully insured and a dedicated piano room.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Age 5 onwards up to adults.
I teach Grade 1 to Grade 7 piano
and beginners plus returners.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM EXAMS Piano performance Grade 1 to Grade 7
TRINITY Rock n pop keyboard all grades 1 to 8.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
YES I AM ready to teach online and you can video it if you wish.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is good for the mind .It relaxes you and takes your mind off negative thoughts and can have a positive effect on your whole well-being.
It is also good because it allows you to think about things from a different perspective too.Helps in decision making too.Good for confidence too.
It's good to play and practice in your own time and have lessons to boost your confidence and experience BUT PRACTICE YOUR SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS .
The piano can talk to you if you develop well, and it is a joy to hear when played well.
- What kind of experience do you have?
8 years of teaching students from beginner to intermediate level on the piano.
Teaching Music Effectively course hosted by ABRSM.
Member of Epta.org
Recently attended a Music teachers refresher course.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
DBS Full enhanced Acquired July 2016
- Where and with whom did you train?
I practice in my own time for performance at weddings, care homes and other venues.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am an Associate member of EPTA.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a good pass rate with no failures.
My rate is 15 pounds per half hour and 30 pounds per hour.
I have been teaching for the past eight years and get results for my students.
• DBS Acquired 2018 for students and adults
• Associate member European Piano Teachers Association
My daughters aged 12 and 8 have been learning the piano with Ian Guest for over a year. He has a nice manner - patient and stimulating which encourages the girls to enjoy music as well as excel in the exams.
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