My name is Simone Balzama and I have 18 years experience teaching music to children and adults. I am also a professional musician with commercial credits in performing, recording and composing.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach academic and instrumental music.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
PGCE in Music
- How much do you charge?
50% towards a travel card if lesson is before 9.30 am
Group lessons I charge each student 15% less
- Where do you teach?
I am based in London. I teach both at home and at my commercial studio in Battersea ((concealed information)
- When are you available?
most school holidays by prior arrangement
2 days a week (flexible)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Early Years, KS2, KS3, GCSE, BTEC and A Level, Diploma & Degree
Adults with and without musical experience
Trainee Music Teachers and Qualified Music Educators
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM Practical & Music Theory exams
GCSE,BTEC, A LEVEL, DIPLOMA, DEGREE MUSIC EXAMS
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I have always enjoyed teaching music to both children and adults
It is a universal language as there is so much to enjoy and explore.
Everyday I'm still learning something new.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Studio manager and 'In house composer at a post-production and mastering studio in Battersea London ((concealed information)
Director of Swift Education a music inset company that specialises in training music educators ((concealed information)
I have been a Director and Head of Music in large inner and outer city London schools with lots of experience in exam work, concerts etc.
I have also taught SEN music to diverse range of students aged 6-19
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to date CRB.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained in London, Cardiff and Italy
I was taught cello by Sharon McKinley
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• PGCE in Music
• I have an up-to-date CRB disclosure certificate
• NAS/UWT and GTC
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