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Lessons offered by Nicholas
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional Musician and Qualified Teacher offers Guitar lessons all levels, styles and age ranges

Methodology

I believe in sound before symbol.

The main attribute that I am inspired by in people is their experience; I want to teach because I want to impart skills, knowledge, and understanding to others in the hope that I will inspire them, as I have been.

I have been actively involved in music for twenty five years, in that time, I have learned to play my instrument to a high level in all styles although my main interest is in tonal improvisation.

My passion for music has led to great dedication, determination to succeed and sacrifice's to be made, it has led to me to many different places - and enabled me to meet many different people.

Having the opportunity to share this and inspire young people gives me great deal of satisfaction and also the desire to develop effective communication, to contribute even more.

With regards to music teaching my ethos is that: it is important to create a rich learning environment, a space that we can hear, see, feel and that creates an opportunity for interaction with others in both new and different ways.

Throughout my teacher training I have learned about the meters of high and low skill sets versus the theory of fixed/growth mind sets and that, as teachers, we are not only responsible for the learning of others but must also provide the inspiration for others - to learn.

Formal and informal settings are integral when adapting the variation in which pupils learn; I would describe my teaching style as relaxed but with high energy,

I teach well-structured lessons with a clear learning objective. I set tasks which engage and motivate students of all abilities, disabilities, origin and background. I adapt my teaching accordingly given the variation in circumstances that present themselves on a daily basis although I am still rigorous with my planning, learning outcomes and assessment.

Experience

Nick Pearce has been playing music for 25 years, during this time he has completed three music courses including a BMus honours degree in jazz, popular and commercial music and also holds qualified teacher status and a post-graduate certificate in education.

Nick has spent many years performing music as a soloist and in a variety of ensembles and has worked in many different music education roles and settings including; music services, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Nick's specializes in the electric guitar, steel strung acoustic and nylon strung acoustic, he has achieved grade 8 in rock, pop, and classical guitar although his main interest is tonal improvisation and jazz and blues styles.

Nick is available to teach the guitar to all ages and can offer instrumental graded exams through the trinity exam board.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £270
Lessons offered by Nicholas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Ukulele
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicholas's CV

Pearce, Nicholas Richard
Curriculum Vitae 2018
33 Sanderstead Road, Purley, Surrey, CR2 0PE
D.O.B 30/11/1981
Mob: (concealed information)9
Email: (concealed information)

Personal Profile

I am currently training to be a secondary school music teacher on the schools direct salaried route leading to the eventual award of qualified teacher status and a post graduate certificate in education. My current position is an employment based training program that contributes towards becoming a qualified teacher.

I possess a punctual, outgoing personality with a genuine willingness to learn and undertake further training. I am dedicated to the development of the schools in which I teach, I am dedicated to the students as learners, and understand the great importance that this contribution makes to the wider life of the school community.

I will be starting my newly qualified teacher year from September 2018.

Career History

Bishop Justus Church of England Secondary School
February 2018 – August 2018
Secondary school music teacher (Initial teacher training first year)

• Secondary school classroom teaching across key stages; 3, 4 and 5
• Secondary school classroom teaching; GCSE, NCFE, Advanced level music, Advanced level music technology
• Planning lessons, assessing and marking work, reporting, setting homework
• Providing/receiving support through liaison with other professionals, school staff and parents
• Secondary school; extra-curricular music clubs
• General professional studies and university training

Bullerswood School for Girls
January 2018 – February 2018
Secondary school music teacher (second placement)

• Secondary school classroom teaching across key stages; 3 and 4
• Planning, assessment, marking, setting homework
• Providing/receiving support through liaison with other professionals, school staff and parents
• General professional studies and university training

Bishop Justus Church of England Secondary School
September 2017 – December 2017
Secondary school music teacher (Initial teacher training first year)

Croydon Music and Arts Service
January 2008 – 2017
Instrumental Music Teacher and Leader

• Primary school music classroom teaching across key stage 2
• Primary school whole class instrumental teaching – guitar, ukulele, keyboard and voice
• Primary school group and individual instrumental tuition – guitar, keyboard
• Band instruction and ensemble leading – guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums and voice
• Presentation/organisation of school, community concerts and performances
• Liaising and working with colleagues, school staff and parents
• Assessment and reporting
• Staff training and extra-curricular activities
• ABRSM and Trinity Music examinations, invigilation and assessment

Qualifications
Bromley Schools Collegiate
September 2017
August 2018
Qualified Teacher Status

Canterbury Christ Church University
September 2017
August 2018
Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Newcastle College
September 2003 - July 2006
BMus honours degree in jazz, popular and commercial music

Cambridge Regional College
September: 2001 - July 2003
Higher National Diploma in Popular Music’s

Trinity College London
July 2017
Grade 8 – Classical guitar Associated Board Royal School of Music

Associated Board for the Royal College of Music
June 2017
Grade 5 – Music Theory

Trinity College London
July 2016
Grade 8 – Electric Guitar

Regents University
April 2015
Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL

Riddlesdown High School
September 1993 - July 1998
GCSE – English, Science, Maths, Music, P.E, History, Geography, IT, French.

References
Name: Melanie Santamaria
Position: Senior Mentor/ Teacher
School: Bishop Justus Church of England Secondary School
Contact: (concealed information)

Name: Julie Gowing
Position: Mentor/ teacher
School: Bullerswood School For Girls
Contact: (concealed information)

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