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Miss Jessica Rocman
Miss Jessica Rocman

Qualifications:
BMus (Hons) in Music - Cardiff University
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


Notes:

Free trial lessons available for new private pupils.


As a teacher:

I am a mobile Violin and Piano teacher with years of experience and I can travel to your home to teach. I also teach at Radnor House and Shrewsbury House School.


I charge £25 for 30 minutes,
£35 for 45 minutes,
£42 for 1 hour and
£56 for 1.5 hours


Please note that I only take on Violin beginners aged 4-8 due to the teaching method I use. I teach Piano beginners from the age of 5 to 16.



Approach to music tuition:

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

- I teach both ABRSM and Trinity grades for those who want to take them. The majority of my pupils (80%+) 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.

- I teach beginner violin pupils using the Suzuki method and the Suzuki repertoire.

- I make sure that technique is taught and embedded from the very first lesson. I find that this helps a great deal, particularly with violin - where a pleasant sound eventually becomes apparent, but only when the correct technique has been taught from the beginning.

- I set specific and achievable goals for my pupils and try to make my lessons fun and rewarding, no matter what age group. I sometimes challenge certain students, but never force anyone to do anything too far outside their comfort zone.

- I am also a specialist teacher for pupils wanting to learn piano or keyboard who are on the ASD spectrum or have been diagnosed with Aspergers. 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 within my lessons.

- Parents are regularly updated about the progress of their child and I encourage parents/au pairs of children between the ages of 4 to 6 to sit in with them in lessons as much as possible in the first few months. I am always happy to help guide any parents about practice at home.

- I encourage the use of technology to help students learn; to listen to music played on their instrument regularly, so that they know what the end result can be if they continue to practice and focus. I also encourage the use of music music-reading apps which I have found greatly speed-up the process of learning to read music and, in turn, make the experience more enjoyable

- I am also a GCSE music tutor for those who need extra help with their music GCSE. I can also do a full check of A-Level and GCSE music composition coursework for any mistakes that an examiner will pick up on.




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.

I am currently in a string and piano trio - we play at weddings and events around the country and I am also an accomplished session player and have worked with many professional, contemporary bands, groups and artists as a Violinist and Pianist. I have played in venues across Europe and have played at various events such as a Prom at The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival and at the World Economic Forum in Davos.



I prefer to be initially contacted by email or text message, as I teach throughout the day and evenings. If you are enquiring about your child, please let me know the age and level of your son or daughter. Thank you.


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Contact Jessica

Show Number
Address: Greater London
KT5
Fee (30 minutes): £26.00
Fee (60 minutes): £42.00

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