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Mrs Fiona Cullen - Piano
Mrs Fiona Cullen   -  Piano

dip ABRSM Performance (piano)
ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction (piano)

Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Piano
Music Theory
Aural Studies
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


Based in Upper Stratton Swindon - near to the A419 for easy access from, Cirencester / Cricklade / Highworth / Blunsdon / Wanborough / Chiseldon / Liddington, I am able to teach all ages and abilities up to Grade 8, in an enjoyable and relaxed manner - with my students ranging from 6 to 78, there is no age limit to start learning!

Consultation Lesson
It is important that you find the right teacher for you, whether that is motivation or personality. Also it is important for me as a teacher to find out what sparks your interest in music, to help plan the best approach to your lessons.

I feel that this is best achieved in a discussion face to face and is why I offer a FREE 1/2 hour consultation lesson to discuss what motivates you/the student to apply for lessons.

Music Exams
For those who wished to go down the route of exams, I previously taught the ABRSM syllabus in London for over 8 years, achieving excellent results with all of my students, including 100% pass rate for both practical and theory.

My style of teaching encourages the students to explore and learn the music they love, as well as introduce other forms of music they would not have have chosen to study. I feel that this nurturing enables them to feel proud of what they have achieved and boosts self confidence.

For music exams or music festivals with other instruments, I can rehearse with the student prior to their performance and then play at the examination centre/festival. However, I find that for the best results, more than one rehearsal should take place as the student gains in confidence by getting used to playing with a piano and we can go to the examination centre/festival as a 'team'.

Also with extra rehearsal time for exams, I can go through areas of the exam which the student may feel less confident about such as sight reading and aural tests.

Other Requests
Other requests include support with music coursework for GCSE and BTEC.

I am also a performer and play for private parties, birthdays etc. with a mixture of classical, jazz and popular music.

In 2006, I was chosen by Brunel University to play music at lunch for HM The Queen during her visit.

I currently work for Dyslexia Action, and was CRB checked in Oct 2011

Contact Fiona

Phone: 07984 965948
Mobile: 07984 965948
Fee (30 minutes): £
Fee (60 minutes): £

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