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Ms Karen McCabe
Ms Karen McCabe

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Qualifications:
BMus (Hons)
Music PGCE with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
ABRSM Grade 8 singing (Distinction)
Instruments: Relaxed singing lessons
Piano lessons
Music Appreciation classes
Aural training
GCSE performing and composing coursework support.
Genre/Style(s): Musical Theatre, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Folk
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


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I teach relaxed singing lessons and piano lessons in Windsor. My philosophy is that music is for healing, enjoyment and nurturing creativity. Everybody is entitled to enjoy music-making, not just the 'talented'. There is nothing quite so therapeutic as immersing yourself in musical practice; whether that be singing, playing an instrument or listening to a piece of music that you love.

SINGING LESSONS

Everyone can sing! Music is such a healing force in these fast-paced, often stressful times. I call my sessions "relaxed singing lessons" because relaxed and uplifted is how you will feel. The essence of my singing lessons is wellbeing, fun and confidence, allowing you to enjoy learning songs and developing your musicality in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

I am passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of singing, drawing on experience from my many years as Head of Music at secondary school level, choir leader, singing facilitator in care centres and being a singer myself (from choral singing to lead vocalist in bands). I guide you to work with your voice as it is, warming up gently and suggesting simple techniques to help you get the best out of it safely and avoiding strain. (Please note that I do not ‘train’ or stretch voices, neither can I diagnose or fix vocal problems).

I currently have some 40 singing pupils of all ages from 8 to 80. Some sing for therapeutic benefit, some for fun and others take exams.

I am a skilled ear-player on the piano and able to play most things for you, so I can facilitate songs of your choice. What makes my lessons unique is that I can tailor the repertoire to suit you, giving the fulfilling experience of performing songs that you love with another live musician.

Although Music lessons do not have to be about academic achievement, many pupils do opt to take exams as it gives them a focus and recognition of their work. I have a 100% pass rate with ABRSM exams, with 95% passing with Merit or Distinction. I am fully DBS checked and a member of the Musician's Union.

I also welcome GCSE Music students who require help with their performing coursework and listening skills, and instrumentalists who require help with the Aural section of practical exams, up to Grade 8.

Appointments available weekday afternoons 12 noon until 6pm.

PIANO LESSONS

I am now offering piano lessons for children and adult beginners. I am an experienced piano player having been Head of Music in a secondary school for several years, playing the piano in local bands and accompanying my singing pupils on the piano in their lessons, in the showcase and in exams.

Learn just for fun or to take earlier grade exams. Styles to suit you. Appointments available between midday and 6.30pm weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Contact Karen

Address: Windsor, Berkshire
Berkshire
SL4 4BL
Phone: 07976478426
Mobile: 07976478426
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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