The qualifications achieved by the tutor are as follows:-
LRSM (Piano Performance)
LTCL (Piano Performance)
LLCM (Piano Recital)
LLCM (Piano Performance)
DipABRSM (Piano Performance)
ALCM (Piano Performance)
LVCM(Hons) (Piano Performance)
FLCM (Diploma in Music Literacy - Thesis (Music))
FVCM(Hons) (Musicology (by dissertation))
FNCM (Research (by thesis))
FNCM (Diploma in Teaching Music)
LMusNCM (Theory of Music)
AMusNCM (Theory of Music)
MUSIC THEORY TUITION
Tuition for Grades 1 to 8 and Diploma in Piano Performance.
Learning for pleasure encouraged.
Exam and non-exam courses.
Modern and comfortable teaching studio for one-to-one face-to-face tuition in piano and music theory or singing.
Online remote one-to-one tuition by video call is available for piano and music theory or singing and is delivered from the teaching studio. This can be arranged with an adult student or with a parent or guardian in respect of a minor.
Absolute beginner welcome.
Advanced student welcome.
The website of the teaching practice is:-
A mixture of styles are used for teaching. Student preferences and interests are always acknowleded and developed enabling the student to improve musically both in performance, interpretation and technique.
Beginners to Advanced
Thank you for your interest with regard to music tuition. The website of the teaching practice is:- https://michaelspaciemusictuition.co.uk/
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Dr Michael Spacie's tutoring experience involves teaching piano from absolute beginner through intermediate and advanced levels to diploma standard. The tutor also offers singing tuition.
A good grounding is given in the necessary skills needed to become a competent pianist and tuition is given in all aspects of technique and interpretation. Students work from books and other materials under tutorial guidance, working at a pace that is comfortable for them. Exams are available in both practical and theory of music for those who require them. For students, these consist of eight graded exams (Grades 1 - 8) followed by diploma for piano performance. All these exams can be taken under Dr Michael Spacie's experienced tutelage. Exams, however, are not compulsory: learning simply for pleasure is always encouraged and supported. Enjoyment of lessons and learning to play are the most important aspects of tuition. In teaching the piano, all styles are acknowledged, and training is a mixture of learning pieces, practising various aspects of technique, music interpretation, musicianship skills, and learning music theory. With the exception of online remote tuition, students have their lessons using the piano in Dr Michael Spacie's teaching studio and practise on their own piano at home.
Dr Michael Spacie's tutoring experience also involves singing tuition. A good grounding is given in the necessary skills needed to become a competent singer and tuition is given in all aspects of vocal production including how to care for the voice, together with training and instruction in breathing technique, posture, voice support, placing the voice, resonance, vibrancy, start-of-the-note and vowel centering, vocal agility and range, vocal tone, intonation, diction, articulation, aural training and music interpretation. In singing tuition, all styles are acknowledged, and training is a mixture of singing songs and practising exercises for various aspects of vocal technique to produce a rounded singer. Warm-up and breath exercises are used to develop a student's technique, enabling a stress-free vocal mechanism with sufficient range and well-managed register changes, as well as the ability to sing with an even tone and intensity. Songs are chosen appropriate to a student's age, vocal range, abilities and musical interests to enhance their vocal and expressive range. Also, encouragement of versatility and understanding of style and ability to deal with songs of different character, mood, tempo and era. Students are trained to develop a good ear for music, enabling them to hear and reproduce rhythms, phrases, melody and harmony lines, interval pitching etc..
Mobile tuition is not undertaken due to the tutor having many students attending. Tuition is held in the tutor's modern and comfortable teaching studio where there is seating for one parent or guardian should they wish to attend with a young person. Online remote one-to-one tuition by video call is also offered.
Tuition is open to both adults and young people. The tutor, Dr Michael Spacie, is DBS Checked (Enhanced Disclosure) and is fully registered with EPTA UK. He is very experienced, establishing his music teaching practice in February 1987.
Telephone enquiries are welcome for further information: 01709 368134 or 07757 364485. Alternatively, the Contact Page of Michael's up-to-date website can be used for enquiries, or the Email Contact facility of this page.
Dr Michael Spacie
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