Each student I have taught requires a different approach to engage and inspire, however I believe in a goal orientated approach. This can be an exam, but also a public performance or recording. A solid foundation of good healthy piano technique is encouraged and a knowledge of music theory and music reading
With 10 years music tuition experience, I am a professional pianist giving solo classical recitals, concert accompaniment and music tuition based in my studio in Widnes, Cheshire. I have taught around 40 students in that time many of which from the beginning up to present day working through their own choice of music and achieving passes in ABRSM grades 1-8
Typical travel distance for home visits within 7 miles of Widnes for 1 hour lessons. Cancellations for home visits must be made with at least 24 hours notice
Pianist; Empire Theatre, Liverpool 2014 - Present
Performing in the theatre and programming music on a weekly basis.
Musical Director; Georgian Singers 2013 - Present
Leading music practises, performances, selecting appropriate repertoire, rehearsal and event scheduling
Accompanist, Fron Male Voice Choir — 2010 - Present
Providing support to the musical director through piano performance and this opportunity to further develop my communication skills when managing large groups of individuals through leading rehearsals.
Freelance Musician; Self-Employed — 2010 - Present
Performing as a solo pianist or as an accompanist. This role includes hours of self disciplined work and lots of self-motivation to maintain performance standard and learn new repertoire. This also requires administration of my own engagements and ensuring my diary is in order and this work fits around my other commitments.
Freelance Music Tutor; Self-Employed — 2008 - Present
Developing a course of lessons for each student, managing my diary and negotiating time slots for each student. Adapting to the feedback from the students and finding the best way to achieve their goals whilst keeping the lessons accessible and fun.
Accompanist, Wirral Community Choir — 2008-2010
Providing support to the musical director through piano performance and this opportunity to further develop my communication skills when managing large groups of individuals through leading rehearsals. Additional experiences include sound recording and working within a college environment.
Liverpool University Outreach - 2008
Working with the Liverpool University Outreach team to engage Children and young adults from the community generally with disadvantaged backgrounds
Music Tutor, Yamaha Music School — 2005-2007
Tutor of the ‘play for keeps’ group keyboard classes and piano teacher for the Yamaha music school in Liverpool.
University of Liverpool — BA(hons), 2008
Leeds College of Music - BTEC Music & A Level ICT, 2004
Wakefield College - ECDL Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, 2004
Piano Grade 8, Trinity Guildhall, 2004
Musical Theory Grade 7, ABRSM, 2004
Castleford High School Technology College - 11 GCSE’s C and above, 2001
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