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Ms Alexia Gibbs BMus (Hons)
Ms Alexia Gibbs BMus (Hons)

Qualifications:
BMus (Hons) ~
Music degree specialising in Flute Performance at the University of Surrey
Lifemusic (Music Improvisation) ~ Workshop Facilitator Certification
Diploma in Energy Healing
Counselling Certificate
Psychology Degree Modules with the Open University (incl. Child Development)
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
Instruments: Flute (Beginners to Advanced), Singing (Beginners to Intermediate), Music Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

I am based in the Winchester/Basingstoke area. Lessons may be taken in my home or I can travel (subject to schedule) to your home. (A small additional mileage fee may apply for locations further afield from my main base(s).) Lessons via Skype may also be possible, especially for those further afield. Please enquire if you wish to try out this option. For both in-person or distance (Skype) sessions, I always suggest a preliminary lesson to see how we both work together and then we make the decision after the first lesson, whether to go forward with ongoing flute lessons.

A bit more about my background:

After completing ABRSM grade 8 flute and A Level music (including performance on flute and voice), I entered the University of Surrey, where I studied flute, piccolo, voice and piano, as well as other subjects such as music theory, aural perception, music history (Renaissance through to C20th), analysis, general repertoire, historical performance practice, jazz, exoticism and orchestration. I specialised in flute performance during my final year, graduating in 1999.

I have been fortunate enough to have had wonderful opportunities for musical learning and development including having taken part in James Galway's 7th Annual Flute Seminar in Switzerland back in 1995, various summer schools, ensembles, choirs and orchestras (playing both flute and piccolo).

More recently I have learnt to improvise and play as a community musician through the Lifemusic Facilitator training with Dr Rod Paton, Senior Music Lecturer (now retired), at the University of Chichester, as well as having discovered much about sound healing, voice-work, mantras and Eastern music through studying yoga and through personal research. I love the way that singing and flute playing go hand in hand. This was something that James Galway taught; to sing your flute pieces and to make your playing sing! The power of sound to uplift, change emotional states and expand consciousness never fails to amaze me!

Music truly is a universal language to be enjoyed by all, and I personally believe that everyone is musical. I've seen many people who did not think they were musical transform and discover an innate musicality through the Lifemusic method. I bring this philosophy to teaching and I believe if someone feels stuck and cannot grasp something, it's just a matter of finding a different way of explaining or exploring a new method of learning, perhaps breaking things down into 'bite-sized' chunks, in order for the brain and body to assimilate new concepts. With time, passion and dedication, pretty much most things are achievable.

I offer flute lessons for all levels of playing and I teach in the standard classical way, yet with the opportunity to approach your playing light-heartedly, with lots of fun and with an openness to improvisation and other styles of playing. The lessons will usually be structured around the technical, musical and artistic development requirements of the ABRSM grades, but taking the graded examinations is completely optional.

I am also an experienced healer, coach and workshop facilitator (community music, singing, meditation & yoga). I work holistically, holding a safe, supportive space for people to develop, grow in confidence, and find their own inner creativity and self expression.

Please note; the half hour rates are aimed mainly at younger children who find it difficult to concentrate for so long. For older children and adults, an hour's session is recommended in order to get enough time to really go through playing and technical issues thoroughly. If a weekly lesson of one hour is too much commitment, time-wise or budget-wise, then I find it's best to have an hour lesson once a fortnight or once every 3-4 weeks rather than more regular half/hour sessions. Please enquire if you wish to opt for a different frequency of lessons and if my schedule allows, it may be possible to accommodate this.

After the preliminary lesson to see whether we work well together, if we both wish to go ahead with regular lessons, I usually take payment in advance for 3 lessons in one go. However, if for budgeting reasons this is not possible for you, then I will accept payment of 2 lessons in advance. If you are on lower income but are interested in flute lessons, then feel free to contact me as I might be able to help, depending on schedule and/or the area in which you are based.

N.B: I have not had my qualifications verified on this site due to it being a more lengthy process, but I have had qualifications verified and references obtained on www.firsttutors.com - their music tutors (UK) section. Feel free to check that website if you wish for further verification.

I look forward to connecting with you and sharing the joy of music :-)


For further details about me and what I offer, please see my website; www.alexiamagdalena.com
Email queries - [email protected]

Contact Alexia

Address: Brown Candover
Hampshire
SO24 9TT
Phone: 07447026527
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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