I am highly qualified (BMus hons, MPerf with distinction, Masters in Music Therapy), and am a passionate and caring teacher with over 10 years experience. My teaching approach is friendly and patient, and tailored to the needs of each individual.
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- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Early Years Music sessions
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MPerf with distinction - Royal College of Music, London
BMus (hons) - Guildhall School of Music and Drama
MA Music Therapy - Roehampton University
- How much do you charge?
£60 - 60 minutes
£45- 45 minutes
£30 - 30 minutes
Discount for group lessons available.
I offer a trial period as I feel it's really important to find the right fit for a student.
- Where do you teach?
- When are you available?
Flexible - it's best to contact me to arrange a suitable day and time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I offer lessons to students of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginner to post grade 8/music college standards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Music College auditions
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Playing an instrument is fun and rewarding, and can really boost your mood and confidence. It is a great way to meet people; I've made some of my closest lifelong friends through playing in ensembles and orchestras. Regular practice is important to progress, and I work with my students to develop a realistic and manageable practice schedule, making sure it is enjoyable too and never a chore. Playing music supports your learning in other areas and develops concentration skills too.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have considerable teaching experience, working privately, for music services, and in schools. I am currently a member of the music staff at Fulham Prep School, as well as travelling across South West London to teach privately. Previously, I have taught at Putney High School, Harris Girls' East Dulwich, Wandsworth Music Service, Camden Music Service, Tower Hamlets Music Service and Every Child a Musician in Newham.
From aged 12 I attended a specialist music school and Junior Royal Academy of Music, before training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus hons), Royal College of Music (Masters with distinction). I have also recently completed a Masters in Music Therapy at Roehampton University.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Roehampton University (Masters in Music Therapy)
Royal College of Music (Masters with distinction)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus hons)
Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department)
Purcell School of Music, London
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians
British Association of Music Therapy
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My students are members of the Junior Royal College of Music, Junior Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Orchestra. It is so rewarding to be able to nurture talent and enthusiasm for learning.
My rates are inclusive of all travel costs. My fee reflects my high level of training and expertise, and my dedication to my teaching profession.
• MPerf with distinction
• BMus hons
• DBS Checked
• Musicians Union
Sophie taught my daughter clarinet from age 8 to 11 from an absolute beginner up to grade 4 standard. Georgia loved her weekly lesson because she had fun whilst learning. Sophie would play alongside Georgia, both to demonstrate a new piece and to play duets with her, which was great for confidence building. Her ability to teach and improve Georgia's technical ability was impressive and key to her progression. We were very sad to say goodbye to Sophie when she moved away.
I have experienced first hand Sophie's excellent teaching of the bassoon both with children and adults; she has a very gentle and calm manner with younger children and teenagers, enabling students of differing levels of musical attainment to derive great pleasure from playing the instrument. She has taught me, a very 'mature' student as beginner on the bassoon, and has endless patience and encouragement when I find things a bit tricky!
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