Location: Bath Website: www.catherinehurley.com
Associate Provider
Provides:
Woodwind
Music Theory
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Tasters
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Email Mrs Catherine Hurley Phone 07920 015741

Mrs Catherine Hurley

About

I have 15 years of experience teaching flute, fife, building up my own private practice and working in different educational establishments.  I teach a variety of ages from beginners, intermediate to advanced working with both trinity and abrsm syllabuses. I work as a session musician and with different ensembles in a variety of genres. Recently I have written, recorded and released my debut album Wild and Free.

I studied Flute with Kenneth Bell and then at Bath Spa University with Richard Dobson, achieving a 1st for my final year recital. During this time I became Assistant Co-Director for Wessex Flute Band where I took sectionals for the younger musicians and also conducted the band. I worked for Bath University as their consultant flute tutor,  where a few of my students carried on lessons once they had left the university. I organise and co-ordinate lesson times, negotiate teaching times, spending time planning lessons and preparing students for exams and concerts. Being self-employed I produce invoices for parents and manage my own accounts.

Qulifications

BA Music Honours 2:1 Bath Spa University
A level Music C Purcell School of Music
9 GCSE’s Sacred Heart High School
Grade 8 flute and Grade 6 Piano Associated Board Royal School of Music


What I / we help young people achieve

I successfully deliver private flute lessons from beginners to grade 8 and above and music theory teaching up to grade 5. I can arrange ensemble music and duets, and accompany the children in lessons on the piano for beginners. I am CRB checked and have a 100% exam pass rate with many merits and distinctions.

I especially enjoy working with students to find their enjoyment in music that they can carry on in all their musical experiences. Helping them increase their confidence in their own ability. I have had many students from beginner level ups o grade 8 and positive feedback from parents and students.

I am flexible and creative in how I teach using memorising and improvisation, to encourage students to learn and practice, responding to pupil’s individuals needs, and at the same time the learning objectives.

I am a member of the Musicians Union and keep up to date with latest developments from ABRSM and Trinity.


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 work with and support other young musicians
  • To develop their wellbeing

Also Works With

Class teacher for the Little piccolos specialist music classes for under five’s for the Bath area.

www.littlepiccolos.co.uk


Times

  • Term Time
  • Drop in

Taught Instruments

  • Woodwind
  • Music Theory

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

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)

Endorsements

“Excellent teacher! Very friendly and supportive, and her hard work over the years I was with her helped me achieve Grade 8 distinction. When I first started working with her I was about ready to give up the flute but her patience and enthusiasm has transformed me musically! Would recommend Catherine to any young flautist in the BANES area.” – Student

“I enjoy my flute lessons although they do go very quickly! I like learning new pieces and skills. I feel I have improved since being with Catherine” -student

“Thank you so much for all the great lessons and all your help and encouragement” – Student


My Training & Development

I feel its important to regularly look at my own teaching methods and learning, through training and development and newsletters. In the past I have attended workshops and conferences and I regularly read up on new techniques and developments. As examples I share teaching resources and discuss techniques with fellow teachers. Through my compositions I have actively sought criticism to inform the songwriting and recording process. I actively engage with examination boards, i.e. through revising new syllabuses through completing questionnaires to help inform my teaching for the coming year. I volunteer to visit local schools and nursery’s to play music to them and run informal music lessons.  I have written, recorded and released my own album and have used this to help students with their own creative journeys.

I have recently attended an all day training course for teaching music and dyslexia, and have experience of Kodaly through teaching music classes to under five’s.


Previously Worked With

Bath University, Combe Down Primary School, The Mead Community Primary School.