Sugne Du Toit
I am a qualified music teacher with 20 years’ experience in preparing students of all abilities for external practical and theory examinations including ABRSM and the Trinity College of London. I hold an Honors degree in Music Education with keyboard technique and harmony as my main subjects.
Currently, I am Head of Music at a secondary school in Wiltshire. As curriculum teacher of music in Key Stage 3 and 4, I expose my students to different genres of music through listening, practical application and composition. Every lesson incorporates some essential theoretical knowledge to give every student the necessary equipment to compose and appreciate all types of music.
What I / we help young people achieve
I tailor my approach to each student’s musical aspiration. For some students, this might be to play popular music as a recreational activity and for others it might be to progress through the grades to gain UCAS points or pursue music as a career.
Music is a discipline but should also be fun. I encourage and provide the opportunity for my students to perform in an ensemble or in front of an audience.
Whatever the student’s motivation, studying music leads to personal growth.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- 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
- To work with and support other young musicians
- To develop their wellbeing
Also Works With
Head of music department at Pewsey Vale Secondary School.
- Term Time
- After School
Working with special needs
As a classroom teacher I am used to differentiate for SEN pupils. I have experience in ADD, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome , Dyslexia, Downs’ Syndrome and pupils on the high end of the Autistic Spectrum.
- Singing / Voice
- Piano / Keyboard
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
- Songwriting / Composition
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Arts Award
Musical Clusters Covered
- Marlborough & Pewsey
My Training & Development
As a staff member of a secondary school, I have at least 5 days of CPD per year. Above that, I attend regular music cluster meetings (primary and secondary) as well as subject specific CPD sessions organised by Wiltshire Music Connect.