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Mrs Frances Bennett
Mrs Frances Bennett

Qualifications:
PGCE Music (secondary)

BMus (Hons) - joint first study; piano and composition

LLCM (TD)

ALCM Piano
Instruments: Piano
Music theory
Composition
Exam accompanist
Wedding pianist (and other special events)
School / chamber choir director
Genre/Style(s): I am a classically trained pianist, theory teacher, composer, arranger and accompanist living near Cheltenham.

My teaching is tailored to the individual, whether helping beginners achieve their goals, enabling students to expand their repertoire or teaching composers to write in classical or popular styles.

My piano teaching experience spans sixteen years. I teach adults and children, whether beginner or intermediate, and respect the student's wishes with regard to whether they wish to pursue piano playing as a hobby or aim to progress through graded exams.

For students wishing to learn music theory, or needing to focus on this in order to progress to their next level of performance, I can help you learn efficiently whilst enabling you to recognise methods and patterns that have enabled past pupils to express their enjoyment of, and appreciation for, this aspect of musical learning.

I currently play an excellent Clavinova. For composing, I use Sibelius or handwrite on manuscript.

Accompanists for exams and school concerts are highly sought but not often readily available for a rehearsals beforehand so please get in touch if you need someone to help you prepare. It is far more reassuring to have the same person accompany on the day of your exam, who you know will play at the same tempo as in rehearsal and understands how you play your musical instrument and each of your pieces.

Before moving to Cheltenham, I ran busy music and drama departments in excellent London schools and enjoyed composing full length musicals for the children. Now, alongside teaching piano, I compose wedding music for couples who want to enhance their special day with something beautiful, personal and entirely bespoke.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced

Contact Frances

Address: Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (45 minutes): £27.00

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