I have been teaching the violin and viola for over 26 years, having taken pupils from beginner through to diploma standard, membership of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, entrance to music college and university.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Violin and viola from beginner to advanced level at all ages.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MA - Music Education
Graduate Diploma in Music
Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education
LTCL - Viola teaching
ATCL - Viola Recital
DipABRSM - Viola Performance
DipABRSM - Violin Teaching
Enhanced DBS Certificate
- How much do you charge?
£34.00 an hour but lessons can be 30 mins, 45 mins or an hour
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my home, based in Necton, Swaffham, Norfolk.
- When are you available?
I am available to teach weekdays - both daytime and evening, weekends - usually mornings, and also teach throughout the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginner to advanced and all ages - children and adults.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare pupils for graded and first level diploma examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, graded examinations of Trinity College London
others by discussion.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Firstly, I believe that music lessons should be enjoyable. I have a wealth of experience spanning back across a twenty six year teaching career to draw upon and cater to each student's needs on an individual basis.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught here and in Germany in both state and independent schools. In my teaching I draw on the approaches of Kodaly and Dalcroze, along with the string teaching philosophies of Rolland and Suzuki.
As a performer I play regularly in many chamber ensembles and orchestras across the region of East Anglia and into London. I also give occasional solo recital performances.
I am a popular and friendly teacher who is happy to teach children and adults at all levels.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Colchester Institute, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The European String Teachers Association
The Incorporated Society of Musicians
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