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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
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)



Notes:

--Online slots only available from September. Please email me for more information--

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 now also do online lessons via Zoom. 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
Online lessons - discounted**

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 use the Trinity syllabus, up to Grade 8 for those who want to take exams. 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 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.

- 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. 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.

- I am always happy to help guide parents about how to help with 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.

- 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 and 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

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



I prefer to be initially contacted by email or text message, as I work 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.


**If you would like online lessons via Zoom, I charge full price for the first lesson where I will travel to your house so we can properly meet for a trial (anywhere within Surrey or South East London), then discounted lessons thereafter. Please email me for more details.

Contact Jessica

Address: Within a two mile radius of Peckham, Twickenham or Leatherhead
Greater London
SE15
Phone: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £26.00
Fee (60 minutes): £42.00

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