Welcome! I am a professional piano teacher and a state registered music therapist, with extensive experience of working with children at all ages and all abilities. I am patient and am passionate about teaching.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano, Percussion, Music Theory, Musicianship and Mathematics
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a MA in Music Therapy, Merit, with piano as my principal instrument, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I also have a BMus, high 2:1, from King's College London and a DipABRSM diploma in Piano Performance. I got merits in grade 8 piano and percussion when I was 13 and 14 respectively. I achieved A in A level Maths in Mathematics and scored full marks for two modules in the exam.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £32 for 1 hour lesson, £25 for 45 min and £18 for 30 minutes for accompaniment, piano and music theory lessons.
For Percussion lesson and Mathematics tuition, I charge £25 per hour.
Small fee may charge for traveling to students' home.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in Willesden. I also teach at my students' home in Kensal Rise, Wembley,Waterloo or Kennington.
- When are you available?
Saturdays: before 11.30am
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Music: All ages, from beginners to Grade 8.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music is a gift and everyone is born a musician. I look forward to work with you to discover your potential.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 11 years of experience working with students from 4-70, from beginners' to advanced level. I am able to create a supportive and positive learning experience for my students, and have helped many of them, who previously considered giving up piano prior having lessons with me, to enjoy learning and achieve fantastic results. All my students are awarded with either Distinction or Merit in their exams. I have experience giving individual and group lessons, teaching in school and privately at home. I have worked as a music therapist in a special school and currently work for Richmond Music Trust.
I have taught Mathematics in Saturday school up to GCSE standard and also have experience giving tuition in a Kumon Centre.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Guildhall School for Music and Drama- Peter Bithell Royal Academy of Music- Daniel-Ben Pienaar Royal Academy of Music-Aaron Shorr
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
British Association for Music Therapy
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My students come from all walks of life: I have students from high achieving private schools to four year-olds starting the piano for fun, from adults learning piano for leisure to pupils aiming to study music at university level.
• MA Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BMus Music, King's College London
• Trial lesson at a reduced rate.
• I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check
• British Association of Music Therapy, Health Care Professional Council
First and most importantly, I find our lessons very enjoyable- the time seems to whizz by. I also learn a great deal from you at every lesson and be it scales, pieces or sight reading, I always play these much better by the end of our lesson than the beginning.
I am very satisfied with my piano lessons. It's easier because if I find it difficult then I try different techinques which helps.
My daughter did so well in her solo at school yesterday and l am really proud of her. She appears to be confident and without score all from memory. She receives various good comments from school teachers and parents. Thank you for teaching and exploring her potential and l am pleased that two of you getting along so well together.
I believe that the practice and homework you set is a real strength of yours. It helps consolidate what I have learnt at the lesson, enables me to prepare for the next one. You always seem to choose the right homework to set, such that my playing improve as much as possible between the lesson and the next.
I was very pleased to achieve a Grade 2 Distinction for which you should take a lot of credit.
I am very pleased with the progress I have made with you since we started piano lessons about two years ago. I feel my playing and the feeling I put to it has improved greatly.
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