I am passionate about teaching and inspiring my students to fulfil their potential. I have over 20 years teaching experience and also play professionally all over the world
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Flute and Music Theory
- Tell me about your qualifications.
DMA, MA, BMus (Hons), FTCL
- How much do you charge?
30 mins: £20
45 mins: £30
1 hr: £40
I charge a small fee (usually around £5) to visit students to cover travel costs and time, depending on distance
- Where do you teach?
I mainly teach at home in Twickenham, which is close to St Margaret's, Richmond, Isleworth, Brentford and Chiswick.
I will consider teaching at students' homes depending on the travel time and distance.
- When are you available?
I like to be flexible when working with pupils to find the right time for all of us!
Weekdays (daytime or evening) and weekends can work.
I also teach through half term and holidays depending on my availability.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from 8-80!
I also teach all levels from beginners to professional, and can offer regular or occasional lessons depending on the students' requirements.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for:
ABRSM and Trinity graded exams,
entry into Music College, University - both undergraduate and postgraduate,
County Youth Orchestras, competitions and music scholarships into secondary school, Junior Music College
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to do Skype lessons which work well for some students.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I aim to get the most out of my students, covering all aspects of technique and musicality, giving variety in the lessons and of course making them as enjoyable and inspiring as possible!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I play flute professionally in London and across the UK and abroad, in orchestras, ensembles and chamber music groups. My playing includes recital and solo work and for weddings and corporate functions.
I have over 20 years of teaching experience from beginners to post conservatoire standard. I regularly coach students for entry into music college, and to study music at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also teach adults who simply like to play for enjoyment and wish to improve their skills.
I coach Youth Orchestras and give masterclasses to schools and Universities and Wind Orchestras across the UK and abroad. I have taught in schools, and at Trinity Laban Junior department. Most of my pupils now are private who come to my house where I have a lovely music studio.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, and Royal Holloway, before obtaining a Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Salford University, Manchester.
I have ongoing lessons with London based professional orchestral principal players.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Musicians' Union and The Royal Society of Musicians. I am also a council member for the British Flute Society.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have a variety of students of differing standards, and recently had two who have been accepted into the Royal Welsh College of Music, Junior Guildhall and Trinity College of Music. Others are doing grades 5-8 and diplomas this term.
• DMA, MA, BMus (Hons), FTCL
• Full CRB certificate
• Musicians Union, British Flute Society, Royal Society of Musicians
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