I have been teaching Piano since 1951, from beginner to advanced.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the Piano.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour for teaching at home.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at the Royal College of Music Junior Dept. (for 38 years) and at home on my Grotein Steinweg Grand Piano.
- When are you available?
I am available most days and evenings, except Saturdays and Sundays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages & levels.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience as a Concert Pianist, and I've taught since I was 21 (59 years).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I do.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal College of Music with Kathleen McQuitty, Herbert Kinsey (Violin).
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
At the RCM a number of students have gone to study at Oxford, the Royal Academy, the Guildhall, Chethams School, Wellington College. One 9 year old boy gained the highest marks (143) for grade 6 piano in the country winning the Sheila Mossman prize and £100.
Over ten years of her coaching our three daughters in piano, we
really appreciated Mary's approach – helping each to select
challenging but appropriate repertoire, achieving great exam results
and always taking due care with technique. Can honestly say the girls enjoyed every lesson. All three continue to play, the eldest now with her own piano students, the younger two reading Music at university and very pleased to have acquired excellent keyboard skills to support their string first studies.
Mary is a fantastic tutor of the absolute highest calibre. As an adult learner coming back to the piano after a number of years, she has helped re-introduce me to the delights of playing the piano. Her attention to detail and focus on proper technique means that I improve my skills whilst also playing pieces which I enjoy.
Mary taught all 3 of our children at the RCM JD. Her teaching was of such high quality and inspiring that two of them achieved Grade 8 with distinctions and one Grade 7 with merit. Mary developed their love of the piano to such an extent that they achieved very high standards and accolades. Our youngest at the age of 11 won the Sheila Mossman prize for the highest mark in the country at Grade 6. It was a pleasure to know Mary and we consider our children were very privileged to have been taught by her.
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