My approach is to start with good technique and focus on musicality, developing a good ear, developing musical knowledge and understanding of music theory. I am enthusiastic and positive. I like to use a flexible approach based on music that students enjoy and goals that students set.
I am a life long musician with over 25 years of experience as a multi-instrumentalist and performer. Music has always been central in my life. Throughout the years I have performed and studied with many different talented musicians and teachers. Teaching is a wonderful privilege to share the passion and love I have for music. I am a qualified and experienced teacher with over 14 years of teaching experience.
Qualified and experienced primary and secondary school teacher, youth worker, freelance writer and music teacher. 14 years experience working in schools with young people.
Education and Qualifications
2013- 2015: Engage Youth Work Certificate (JNC)
2013-2014: Network Certificate in listening and counselling skills
2007-2008: E-qualitas QTS
2001-2004: Durham University Degree: B.A. (Hons) 2:1
A Levels: English Literature A, Music A, Theology A, General Studies A
S Level: English Literature Merit
Music: Grade 8 Violoncello, Grade 8 Singing, Grade 6 Recorder, Grade 5 Theory
GCSEs: 5 A*s (Eng. Lang., Eng. Lit., R.E., German, Music), 4 As, 1 B
Young Enterprise GNVQ credit
September 2018-present: Music teaching Gerrards Cross CE Primary School
November 2018-August 2018: Maternity leave, Tutoring A level Ethics and Philosophy (improvement from D to A), Creating and leading Melody Makers Community Choir
June 2017-present Supply Teacher Simply Education: Teaching in a wide range of primary schools across all year groups in Bucks and Berks.
September 2016-May 2017: Peripatetic Strings Teacher North Oxfordshire Academy: Taking beginner students to Grade 1 level within a year of teaching, taking all students to confident performance level.
September 2016-May 2017: Year 5 teacher St John’s RC Primary school: Creating a positive, calm working atmosphere, managing TAs, accurate marking, building positive relationships with parents, improving students’ progress particularly in music and maths
Excellent! I found Camilla to be a wonderful tutor: patient, encouraging, and very positive. I enjoyed my few lessons with her very much. I am very disappointed that she will no longer be tutoring as she is starting full-time employment, but I wish her every success and happiness.
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