I am an enthusiastic music and instrumental teacher, teaching professionally since 2002 and now based in West Wiltshire. I teach flute from beginners to grade 8 standard, and clarinet, piano and keyboard to an intermediate standard. I work within a variety of genres adapting this to the preference of the individual student.
I have a diploma in flute teaching, an Honours Degree in Music and a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status. Alongside my experience of teaching secondary music, I have also worked for Warwickshire and Wiltshire music services.
I offer one to one and small group instrumental tuition, along with teaching class ‘First Access’ recorder, JSax and Ukulele and primary music curriculum teaching.
What I / we help young people achieve
I aim to develop a love of music in my students through a relaxed and fun teaching style as this helps motivate practise and progress. One Head Teacher has said “the girls are loving learning the flute and what to perform in assembly,” and another parent said “I never have to tell her to practise, she is really enjoying it.” Learning about music and to play an instrument has many benefits for students and schools alike, helping develop the areas of the brain used for language and reasoning, along with promoting mathematical skills, co-ordination and self-discipline.
Learning to play an instrument provides children and young people with a means of self-expression and helps develop self confidence. I encourage and where possible, assist my students to perform at every opportunity, such as, performing to their class, during an assembly, to family or at concerts. I have assisted and accompanied students for school concerts and exam performances.
I use the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) exam syllabus and Trinity College London syllabus as a guide to assessing my students standard and progress, with many of them sitting and passing exams often with merits or distinction.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- Term Time
- After School
Working with special needs
I have experience of working with students with a variety of needs including autism.
- Piano / Keyboard
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- Trowbridge (CSL)
“the girls are loving learning the flute and what to perform in assembly,” Headteacher
“I never have to tell her to practise, she is really enjoying it.” Parent
My Training & Development
Harvesting the benefits – Teacher Parent Relationships – 24/2/21
Individual Learning Plans
Evelyn Glennie – Focus on Listening conversation
Trinity Exams with Helen Templeton – 20/10/21
First Steps in Music Technology – 25/11/21