Hi I'm Lucinda and I am a classically trained singer and musician and recently graduated with a masters from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I am a well rounded musician and performing and teaching music are both strong passions of mine.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all genres of singing, early stages piano, music theory and musicianship, GCSE & A Level music and violin. I also teach academic music for any level as well as English and also maths just for KS1 students.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Bachelor with honours (bmus) in music graded 2:1 from the University of Manchester where I graduated in 2013. I then studied at Birmingham Conservatoire where I graduated with a first class honours degree in vocal and operatic studies. I recently graduated with an Mmus and Mperf from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I have grade 8 distinction in singing and on the violin, grade 7 on the piano and grade 6 on the oboe (all abrsm board). I also received my Duke of Edinburgh award from Buckingham Palace in 2011.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 an hour, £35 for 45 minutes and £30 for half an hour, but this is dependant on what type of lesson you are having. I would suggest that children learning under the age of 10 would only need half an hours lesson or 45 minutes.
- Where do you teach?
I teach all over SW London in students homes. I am willing to travel further afield if travel expenses can be negotiated. I also teach online and can use an array of online resources including zoom, Skype, FaceTime etc.
- When are you available?
At the moment my schedule is very flexible.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities for singing lessons and beginners for piano lessons. I teach all different levels for academic work and all ages and levels for music theory and musicianship.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
If students are wanting to work towards grades exams I am very happy to guide them with exam boards that suit the individual (e.g abrsm, trinity) as the different exam boards have different requirements. I can also guide pupils if they are wanting to study music at university or music college.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I expect hard work from my pupils but at the same time I really want learning to be an enjoyable experience and with my guidance, experience and professional knowledge I can provide the best learning environment for any child or adult wanting to take up a new skill or carry on improving what they have already learnt. I also promote setting goals for my pupils every term so that it becomes a rewarding experience. Please do get in touch if you feel I can help you or your child.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been tutoring since the age of 18 and have recently had successes with two of my youngest pupils both aged 8 years old. One pupil received excellent comments on their prep test for voice examination and the other received a pass with merit for grade 1 voice examination (both abrsm). I have also taught in group environments; I was a singing teacher at a stagecoach teaching children aged 13 to 18 years old. The children learnt basic technique in singing and an array of repertoire from pop to musical theatre. I also composed a song for the children to sing as part of their christmas play at stagecoach. I have also been the singing teacher at the Sote Academy in the West Midlands where I taught from ages of 6 years old up until children of 18 years old. This was a very high achieving theatre school and some of the older children I was preparing for theatre school auditions around the country.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have trained at the University of Manchester (bmus honours), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire ( bmus honours) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Mmus and Mperf). My singing teacher is Gary Coward who has taught and continues to teach world class opera singers such as Gerard Finley.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have had much success with pupils sitting ABRSM exams and receiving distinctions and merits. I have also had success with singing pupils getting into prestigious choirs such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
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