Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember; after falling in love with the piano as a child, it accompanied me through my academic years of studying GCSE and A Level Music right the way up to graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree with honours from university in 2013. I have obtained Grade 8 with the London College of Music and have learnt with Swedish concert pianist Mikael Pettersson who studied with Professor Peter Feuchtwanger. I have performed for the Mayor of Wolverhampton, and have had the pleasure of playing at weddings. I have composed music not only for the piano but also for the whole orchestra, and have had the magical moment myself of walking down the aisle to a piece I wrote with my guitarist husband.
Whilst studying I was offered a job at a music school, where I realised I had found my calling. I gained experience teaching both group and individual lessons, as well as general music to primary school classes. I have taught students from the age of 4 to 94 and have experience in teaching children with a range of learning disabilities.
After studying the ways to facilitate effective learning, I began teaching privately in September 2011 in my purpose built music studio where I offer individual lessons in a relaxed environment, on my acoustic Kawai K3 piano. I enter many of my pupils for exams with the London College of Music and Associated Board of Music and several of my students have gone on to study higher education music. Equally, I am happy to provide tuition to those who wish to learn purely for their own enjoyment. It is essential to me that pupils take pleasure in their lessons and feel motivated, consequently I have pupils currently learning such a variety of pieces from Mozart to Coldplay, Debussy to 'The Greatest Showman' musical; lessons are arranged to fit around my pupils' wishes.
I strive to make my lessons as engaging and exciting as possible, using a variety of learning techniques and materials that enable reading skills to develop, pianist skills to be mastered and musical sensitivity to be nurtured. These musical concepts are all important in order to become a well-rounded musician.
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