Location: Chippenham, Melksham, Malmesbury, Trowbridge Website: www.catherinering.com
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Associate Provider
(First Access)
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Provides:
Drums / percussion
Piano / Keyboard
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Tasters
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Catherine Ring

About

Having graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) with a First Class (Hons) degree in Percussion and Timpani, and with my Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano diploma, I am highly qualified to teach a range of instruments.

I have over a decade of teaching experience, both individually and leading whole-class and First Access programmes. I teach all ages from Early Years (aged 4 and above) through to adults.

I can provide individual lessons in piano, drums, orchestral percussion and tuned percussion, specialising in 4-mallet marimba.

My group lessons include Samba drumming and West African djembe drumming. This can be adapted for classroom percussion instruments where needed too.

As an examiner for ABRSM, I have extensive knowledge of the examination process, for those wishing to take music exams.

I have taught many beginners the foundations of musical learning, as well as gifted young musicians at Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Recently I have given masterclasses in marimba solo repertoire to undergraduate and postgraduate students at GSMD too.


What I / we help young people achieve

Teaching, performing and listening to music are the things I love to do and I want that to come across through my teaching. I hope to inspire my students to become confident musicians and to encourage them to explore different strands of music making to become the best that they can be.

Individually:
My examining experience allows me to structure lessons towards achieving success in music exams at the appropriate time, and for those learners who prefer not to take exams, I have an extensive knowledge of suitable percussion and piano solo repertoire. I want lessons to be an enjoyable and relaxed environment, yet with clear set goals each week, progression is achievable through regular practise.

Group:
Samba and African Drumming workshops are a great way to encourage group work and musicality. I have seen students grow in confidence through taking solos and performing to their school in concerts and assemblies. This can be through one-off workshops, or as a weekly programme.

Early Years:
I teach piano students as young as 5 years old, and have experience working with Blackbird Music using samba drumming and initial skills to children as young as 4 in small groups.


Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians
  • To develop their wellbeing

Also Works With

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

Colin Currie Group

Ensemblebash percussion quartet

Perhaps Contraption

 

 


Times

  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Project based
  • Seasonal
  • Drop in

Taught Instruments

  • Drums / percussion
  • Piano / Keyboard

Ages Taught

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Arts Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Mere & Tisbury
  • Tidworth

Endorsements

“Catherine was very friendly and capable. She fully engaged all the young people and their evaluations of the project were very positive” – Carers Bromley, 2014


My Training & Development

I love to learn so have been taking drumkit lessons again to enhance my technique and teaching practises.

Through ABRSM I receive regular training and information at meetings and conferences.

I regularly meet with colleagues and discuss teaching methods to broaden my knowledge and approach to teaching.


Previously Worked With

Inspire-Works, Eltham College, Bromley High GDST, Blackheath High GDST, Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama