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Ms Jessica Rochman
Ms Jessica Rochman

Qualifications:
BMus (Hons) in Music
Child Protection Course:
(verified)
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
Violin
Composition
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)



Notes:

At-home/mobile slots available from September.

Please email or text me (no whatsapp please as I only use this for friends and family) to arrange a trial or initial phone call with your child's age, instrument and whether or not they are a beginner. Thank you.

Mobile slots currently available:
- Tuesdays from 5pm onwards around Wandsworth/Clapham/Brixton/Streatham area
- Wednesdays from 5.30pm onwards around Wandsworth/Clapham/Brixton/Streatham area
- Thursdays from 4.30 onwards around Dulwich/Peckham/New Cross/Bermondsey area

A parking space or visitors permit will be needed.


As a teacher:

I am a Violin and Piano teacher with over 10 years of experience and can travel to your house to teach. I teach at Radnor House, Twickenham and Prospect House School in Putney as well as privately.


Approach to music tuition:

- I am happy to teach anyone any style of music, once the basic essential techniques/skills have been learnt.

- I set specific and achievable goals and make my lessons fun and rewarding, no matter what age group.

- I use the Trinity syllabus, up to Grade 8 for those who want to take exams. However, happy to continue with ABRSM exams if a pupil is currently using their syllabus. The majority of my pupils achieve high merits or distinctions in their graded exams and I have a 100% pass rate. I believe that this is because I make sure that each student is extremely prepared, comfortable and confident before they are entered for each exam and they know exactly what to expect.

- I also help prepare pupils for auditions (including scholarship auditions), music festivals and concerts.

- I teach my pupils as individuals and make sure they get their own tailored tuition suitable to their needs and what they want to achieve.

- For my beginner violin pupils, I use a mixture of the Suzuki method/repertoire and a more traditional method so that they develop a good ear but don't fall behind with reading music. For piano pupils, I have developed my own method of teaching which encourages learning to read music at a pace that suits the child balanced with developing musicality and finger flexibility.

- I make sure that technique is taught and embedded from the very first lesson. I find that this helps a great deal. With violin, a beautiful sound then eventually develops, but only when the correct technique has been taught from the beginning.

- I am also a specialist teacher for pupils wanting to learn piano who have ASD. Over the years, I have developed my lessons and adapted my teaching approach to the child and their individual needs. I make sure that they are learning at a pace they feel comfortable with.

- I teach composition and improvisation in my lessons.

- I am always happy to help guide parents with how to help children practice at home as I believe we are a team. I encourage parents/childcarers of children between the ages of 4 to 6 to sit in with them in lessons every so often during the first few months.

- A minimum of 5 days a week of practice (20 minutes for beginners) is expected in order to make regular progress. Without regular practice, progress will be very slow and will quickly lead to disheartenment. Both violin and piano are instruments that require determination and a bit of hard work but bring so much joy fulfillment as a result.

- Learning an instrument improves reading comprehension, discipline, patience, hand-eye coordination and reduces stress and anxiety.

- I encourage the use of relevant technology including note-learning apps which I have found greatly speed up the process of learning to read music and in turn, make the experience more enjoyable




About Me:

I have been passionate about music from a young age, began playing violin when I was 4 and started piano aged 5.

I've completed a BMus (Hons) Classical Music Degree at Cardiff University and I passed my Grade 8 on Piano and Violin with High Distinction.

I've led several orchestras throughout my life. When I was younger, I was a member of the National Children's Orchestra and The Surrey Youth Orchestra and gained a music scholarship to St Teresa's School, age 11.

As a session player, I have performed in venues across Europe such as the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a Prom at The Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury Festival. I am also a media composer and have written music for film and adverts.


Prices*

£26.50 for 30 minutes (recommended for beginners),
£36.50 for 45 minutes and
£44 for 1 hour lessons (including 2 sibling lessons)
All prices stated above include a travel fee.

* Please note that prices are for private lessons only rather than school teaching.



Let me know if you have any questions or would like current references. Thanks

Contact Jessica

Address: Please see areas available in description
Greater London
SW4
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £26.50
Fee (60 minutes): £44.00

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