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Lessons offered by Xandrija
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Chamber Music
  • Classical Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year

Xandrija - Beckenham - Piano / Violin / Viola / Music Theory - No age limits! Music is for all :) Classically trained musician, performer, teacher with coming up to 20 years experience.

Methodology

Hi, congratulations on making the first step! Studying music/languages is fulfilling and something which can benefit all areas of your life.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Music (violin, viola, piano, theory, history) and Languages (English and Spanish as a foreign language)

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a BMus degree (II,i) from The University of Leeds, I have a CELTA, and I completed the Trinity KS2 CPD for Teacher training.
I am also working for the ABRSM (the leading music examinations board) in a research and sponsorship capacity for children's music education.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £38/hour as recommended by the Musician's Union.

- Where do you teach?

I have a dedicated music room to teach in, equipped with a piano, desk, stands and vast musical repertoire and I prefer to teach from there. I live in Beckenham, very near Penge / Sydenham / Crystal Palace.

- When are you available?

At the moment I have a couple of hours spare. My schedule is flexible, some students come regularly at the same day/time but some arrange weekly. I'm happy to be flexible so please don't hesitate to contact me for any enquiries.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Any! Currently from 4-70 years of age. I have taught from beginner to post-grade 8 (music), and for English from absolute beginners to advanced business. In Spanish, I have level C1 (more advanced than 'fluent').

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Music - ABRSM Grades GCSEs, Music Medals, A-Levels,
English - IELTS, Spanish GCSE.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Flexible. Thus far most of my online tutoring has been for music theory, we have exchanged documents with corrections.

Background

I am Classically trained and have performed around the world with various ensembles (google me)! I have been teaching music for almost two decades. I have worked for three local authorities, Bromley, Lewisham and Camden and I have also worked for various academies. I took the CELTA two years ago and have been teaching English since then privately and also at BELS academy in Malta. As a performer, I have freelanced for many years, I have played regularly with orchestras such as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, L'orchestre du Centre Philharmonique and St. Paul's Sinfonia. I have played with Joseph Calleja and for Angelina Jolie. For more information, please see my website (concealed information)
On the piano, I regularly accompany my students for exams and concerts and play the organ for church services.
I have completed teacher training courses for Trinity & Guildhall and regularly attend Teacher Conferences in order to keep up to date with pedagogy. I am also working on the Music Commission which aims to unite music organisations to help improve music education in the UK.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

After University, I had tuition with Ofer Faulk (Leader of the Allegri Quartet), Dona Lee Croft (Soloist and Professor at The Royal College of Music) and Cynthia Fleming (Leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra. I have also attended teacher conferences (ABRSM) as part of my Continued Professional Development training and I have also completed the Trinity & Guildhall KS2 Music Teaching course.
I have also completed the CELTA training and taught in English schools in Malta and Spain.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

The Musician's Union

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I am very proud of my students, some of whom have been coming to me for a number of years. Sadly I will miss some of them soon as they will be going to University but it has been wonderful to see them progress from wide-eyed beginners to the mature students they are today. Equally I have some adults, who challenge me (and I challenge them)! in different ways, we have great conversations and great laughs and I really enjoy widening their knowledge of music - music is for everyone. I also have one student who was on the verge of giving up when she came to me, her dad was amazed that she has started to practice again of her own volition. Everyone has different goals, I want to know what YOU are aiming for.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £38/h

Details

Hi there - I'm so sorry but as the site I originally signed up to - The Tutor Pages has now been taken over by Super Prof, it appears they are having 'teething problems' - Please bear with me whilst they update their site! Google me to contact me for free. According to the Musician's Union, the going rate for lessons is £38/hour which is why I charge that. I do not offer lessons for free, as it is my time, experience and I also have a busy schedule.

Lessons offered by Xandrija
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Theory
  • Chamber Music
  • Classical Music
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th year

Xandrija's CV

• BMus Degree, CELTA,
• KS2 Music CPD
• DBS
• Bromley Youth Music Trust, Lewisham Music Service, Camden Music Service, ABRSM
Spanish C1

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