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Miss Vikki Frank

Grade 8 Clarinet with ABRSM

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing
A Levels in Music, English Literature, Psychology and General Studies
AS Level History
10 GCSEs A*-B grade
Instruments: Clarinet
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


I have been teaching beginner to intermediate level clarinet since 2014. I teach students who wish to play simply for enjoyment but also have experience in supporting students who are preparing for examinations, supporting with sight-reading, scales and exam pieces.

I am passionate about clarinet and also a keen pianist. I have been a member of the Hertfordshire Concert Band for four years, which holds regular concerts in locations such as Windsor Castle and Kensington Gardens. I was part of the committee that founded the University of Hertfordshire's Chamber Orchestra and worked hard to give more students the opportunity to participate in musical activity. I played clarinet in the East Herts Concert Band for four years and have also been part of numerous woodwind ensembles and clarinet choirs.

During my time in sixth form I developed an interest in teaching music as I often helped younger students to develop their playing. I have a lot of experience in leading small ensembles and enjoyed helping students work on specific passages.

As Secretary of the Herts SU Chamber Orchestra I also managed music and assigned musicians parts dependent on their ability. The Orchestra was open to players of all standards; I gained more experience in ensemble leadership and enjoyed helping players improve on their skills.

In my experience the most effective method of learning is to play as part of an ensemble or duet. This tests the player's ability to keep in time and listen to other players. I also think this is an enjoyable way of learning, which is the key to effective learning. I would encourage duet practice in lessons; clarinet duet music is available at many levels.

I like to deal with challenging passages through repetition, breaking down the passage into manageable chunks and using varying tempos. However, what I believe is most important is the way in which the student wishes to learn as this will provide an enjoyable learning experience which the can be used in the student's own practice time.

Contact Vikki

Address: Stevenage
Phone: 07950816637
Mobile: 07950816637
Fee (60 minutes): £20.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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