Violin, Viola, Theory, GCSE and A'level Music coaching I am a very friendly, experienced teacher., Music making should be fun, and I am for my students to enjoy their lessons (even when things get a bit more challenging). My students and parents have told me that I explain things clearly and am patient, though firm when I need to be!, , , , I prepare students for ABRSM and Trinity-Guildhall grade exams. I also have a number of students who learn for fun., , , Several of my students have progressed through grades and moved on to study at university and conservatoire. Some have gained scholarships for further study. , , , My students are a range of ages from 6 upwards. , , , , , , Research has shown that learning a musical instrument develops co-ordination, listening skills, attention to detail and concentration, and has a range of additional benefits. This is something I keep in mind when teaching., , , I have more than 25 years of teaching and professional playing experience (please see Biography section).
Violin, Viola, Theory, Piano ***ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE***, , Classical, folk, improvisation., , I am a strong believer that there is no one size fits all for teaching - especially when students are learning extra curricular activities such as music. , , Lessons must be enjoyable and fulfil the aims of the students (are you looking to join an amateur orchestra? want to feel confident turning up to a folk session? want your child to progress through grade exams? want to explore new creative avenues and see where they lead?) and must also fit around other life committments realistically. , , I aim to equip students with the tools they need to grown their own creative and musical approach by helping students find the repertoire they connect with most and tailoring technical and aural work to best support this. , , Music can be immensley rewarding, but it can also be very challenging. One of my primary aims is to challenge students enough to progress and surprise themselves, but always staying aware of the student experience and enjoyment. My combined knowledge and experience of different styles of playing and teaching mean I can adapt lesson plans easily to different learners.
Violin, Viola, Piano, Music Theory Beginners to ABRSM/Trinity exams or equally, if you just want to learn a new instrument for fun - let me know and we can personalise your lessons to fit around you!, , I mainly teach at my own house in my own teaching room, but I am more than happy to travel to pupils houses for a small fee., , I also offer online lessons via Facetime & Skype.
Violin, Viola, Guitar, Keyboards, Composition/music theory Classical, Folk, Improvisation, , NOW RUNNING SKYPE AND ZOOM LESSONS, , I am a committed and patient tutor with a long and broad experience in the music business. I believe that teaching should be carefully tailored to the needs of each individual student. , , Firstly, the lessons must be enjoyable for both teacher and student, in a working atmosphere where the student feels confident and relaxed. I am able to help students progress in any aspect of musical study whether it be preparation for grade exams, Orchestra or band auditions, inclusion in folk music sessions/ceilidhs, music college entry requirements, sight reading, technique, improvisation and aural skills, or simple playing for fun and personal satisfaction! , , Learning to play any instrument is a fantastic thing, both rewarding and challenging in equal measure. I like to help students build their self-confidence, enthusiasm and determination through positive nurturing and guidance. , , Additional tutor Info --- , , Having worked for many music education establishments over the years, I have a strong foundation in classical based violin and viola teaching & performance (currently viola player and resident composer for the Oxford Proms Orchestra.) I have also enjoyed a long career in folk fiddle / electric violin styles, (playing in contemporary folk bands 'Finality Jack' and 'Boldwood') with festival and touring experience in the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia. In 2014 I gained a PhD in Electro-acoustic string composition and modern performance practices at Birmingham Conservatoire. , So whatever age or stage of musical development you may be, I welcome you... let's make music!
Violin -beginners to intermediate (spaces still available), Beginners Ukulele (spaces still available), Piano - beginners only (Limited space available), Music Theory A range of teaching styles to suit individual needs., Classical, beginners jazz improvisation, folk traditions including - English, Irish, Scottish, Cajun, Bluegrass. , World Music, , , Preparation for ABRSM exams and auditions., , School Music lessons:, I follow the National Curriculum music objectives and also offer bespoke lessons based on needs of schools
Violin, Piano, Keyboard, GCSE and A-level music, Music Theory Classical Violin, Traditional Fiddle, , Having regularly performed in various ensembles and bands throughout the UK, I am familiar with a wide range of styles, in particular classical violin and traditional fiddle music. , , Willing to tailor your lessons to your needs/preferred styles.
Violin, Viola and theory. I can teach Piano as long as you are able to travel to UCE Birmingham Conservatoire. Able to teach classical Violin, Viola and Piano. Also classical theory of music., , Mainly classical following exam board syllabus if required. I enjoy arranging popular pieces that students find enjoyable to play.
Violin, Piano, Viola, Theory of Music We strongly believe that music is for everyone, regardless of background, culture and status. We want to offer the opportunity to people from all walks of life to learn and enjoy music., , In Selly Oak Music School, we tailor our music lessons to your needs. Our student-focus approach makes sure that you get the most out of your time. , , You will enjoy your lessons with our friendly and experienced teachers.
Violin, viola, flute, folk fiddle Classical, Graded Examinations (Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM), Folk fiddle, Special Educational Needs, Just for Fun!, , I am an enthusiastic and creative teacher and have the ability to adapt my teaching style to suit all ages and needs., , I am punctual, reliable and self-motivated with a great passion for my instrument. As well as performing classically I am also a keen folk musician.
Violin, Piano, Keyboard, Viola I can cover any genre required by the student from Irish Folk Music to Charles Ives., , I have much experience with both adults and children. I also have experience of teaching children with Special Educational Needs.