Location: Salisbury, Amesbury, Bulford, Tidworth, Ludgershall, Salisbury Plain
Associate Provider
Provides:
Woodwind
Singing / Voice
Recording & Producing
Piano / Keyboard
Music Theory
Musical Director / Conductor
Composition
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
Informal workshops
Performance opportunities
Masterclasses
Online tuition
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Tasters
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Suzanne Wilson Teaching and Performance

About

I am a professional musician, arranger, individual and group teacher and musical director covering Salisbury, Amesbury and the Salisbury Plain Garrison area. I bring a very dynamic, fun teaching style and am keen for all my students to be enthusiastic about the music they create and their performance ability.

My work is incredibly varied as I am passionate about a range of styles. I teach singing, piano, recorder, clarinet and bassoon in classical, jazz and contemporary styles. I specialise in teaching musical theatre material and performance technique within this genre. Having trained and worked as an actress being able to reflect character as well as correct singing technique is something I instill in all my vocal students.

I am the piano and singing peripatetic teacher at Old Sarum Primary School, Netheravon Primary School, Wellington Academy and Avon Valley College. I also run a choir at Avon Valley College. I partner with Royal Artillery Band to create choirs made up of children from local schools for their concerts. We have performed at Salisbury Cathedral for Armistice and every year at their popular Christmas Spectacular Concert at Tidworth Garrison Theatre

Other musical director roles include Tidworth Military Wives Choir and St Francis Community Choir.

 


What I / we help young people achieve

I teach singing as an enrichment subject at The Wellington Academy to Years 7-9. For many of my pupils here this is their first experience of music in a class environment. I teach pupils that they don't need a background in music to create exciting works. All of my students have been able to create mash ups of both popular and less known songs. It has given them a chance to explore music outside their normal listening. It's quite an experience seeing young people listen to orchestral works for the first time!

The ability to read music and understand the theory of music I think is essential for those learning an instrument. I am able to adapt my teaching style depending on the student, for example I use kinesthetic learning strategies for my dyslexic pupils.

Giving my students a chance to perform and create music within their community is paramount to my teaching. I encourage all my students to join local or even national orchestras, bands and choirs. Through my work as an actress I am able to guide my students into performing in musical theatre and plays.

I am able to give my students chances to perform in the local community, compose and record their own music.


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 develop recording /production skills
  • 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

The Wellington Academy

http://www.thewellingtonacademy.org.uk/

Tidworth Military Wives Choir

http://www.militarywiveschoirs.org/

Avon Valley College

https://www.avonvalleycollege.org.uk/

Old Sarum Primary School

Netheravon Primary School

St Francis Community Choir


Times

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

Working with special needs

I have worked with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Support to provide ‘Singing for the Brain’ and ‘Music for Mind’ sessions for those living with dementia and their carers. I used singing techniques and material including rounds, partner songs, familiar songs and rhythm exercises to help memory and create a fun, social atmosphere.

I teach students with dyslexia and dyspraxia and after research and advice from other music professionals with experience in this field I have been able to adapt my teaching style to help these pupils.


Taught Instruments

  • Woodwind
  • Singing / Voice
  • Recording & Producing
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Director / Conductor
  • Composition

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
  • Rockschool
  • Arts Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Downton
  • Amesbury
  • Mere & Tisbury
  • Tidworth

Endorsements

Donna Burns-Tidworth Military Wives Choir

tidworth@militarywiveschoirs.org

Kate Edgar-Musical Director for Amici Singers, The Navy Larks, The Coffee Choir and Downton Community Choir

Keedgar@aol.com

Lucy Bennett-The Wellington Academy

lucybennett@thewellingtonacademy.org.uk


My Training & Development

My musical training started at a very young age as I started learning the piano and singing aged 4. My enthusiasm for music persisted and I added organ, recorder, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone to my repertoire. Growing up I enjoyed playing and singing in many youth groups including Salisbury Youth Orchestra and Choir, Senior Wind Band and Durrington Walls Wind Band. These are groups I now recommend to my own students.

I started performing professionally at 16 as an organist for Salisbury Plain Garrison Churches, bassoonist for chamber ensemble ‘Die Kliene Kappelle’ and as a singer.

I trained and performed as an actress with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and Saltmine Theatre Company. This has given experience of how to direct music within theatre.

My other passion outside of music is Mixed Martial Arts. My teaching ability and my experience competing in Boxing, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has lead me to be a Coach for Women’s and Children’s classes. This in turn has helped my music teaching through observing other coaches teaching styles.

I continually strive to develop as a musician and teacher and most recently attended Wiltshire Music Connect’s Inclusive Music Conference. Sharing ideas and techniques with other musicians for me is one of the best ways I grow within my practice.

 


Previously Worked With

The Long Overdue Theatre Company-Singing Teacher, Fourth Monkey Theatre Company-Actress and Musical Director, Saltmine Theatre Company-Actress, Alzheimer's Society- Singing for the Brain Leader