Location: Corsham, Chippenham, Bradford-on-Avon, Calne, Melksham
Associate Provider
Provides:
Piano / Keyboard
Electronic / Computer Music
Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Music Theory
Composition
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Remote / distance tuition
Performance opportunities
Online tuition
For:
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Tasters
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Victoria Chiles

About

I teach piano and keyboard to individual and small groups of students in the Corsham & Chippenham areas. I am a passionate musician and I enjoy seeing students progress and enjoy learning a new instrument!

Throughout my career I have worked with students of all abilities and I focus my teaching around what students want to achieve. It could be graded music examinations, preparing for GCSE/A Level/Vocational performance exams, performing in a concert, becoming more confident, composition skills, music theory or learning pieces that students are currently listening to. I adapt my teaching based on what each individual student wants to achieve and this means a very personalised approach is taken. Each student has an individual learning plan which is completed on a regular basis and enables parents to support with practise time at home.

I am also an experienced classroom music teacher and I am currently Head of Music at Corsham School. I teach students aged 11-18 and have experience in preparing students for GCSE, A Level and Vocational music & music technology exams. I really enjoy using technology as part of my classroom teaching and I also use this for individual piano/keyboard lessons. There are many ways that technology can be used as a performance/composition tool during individual lessons.

Qualifications:

PGCE Music Teaching Qualification (University of Bristol)

BA (Hons) Music Degree (Bath Spa University)

ABRSM Grade 8 Piano

ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory

Member of the Musicians’ Union

 


What I / we help young people achieve

The most important thing is for students to enjoy learning the piano/keyboard. I also focus on good technique, confidence and a wide range of musical genres/styles. I ensure that the student is learning well, enjoying the process and focused on what they personally want to achieve in both the short and long term.


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
  • To develop their wellbeing

Times

  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays

Working with special needs

I have taught students with SEND throughout my career. I often find music is a great way for students to express themselves!


Taught Instruments

  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Electronic / Computer Music
  • Curriculum Music (Secondary)
  • Music Theory
  • Composition

Ages Taught

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Rockschool

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham

My Training & Development

I attend regular CPD sessions throughout each academic year. Some examples of previous sessions I have attended are below:

  • In School CPD sessions on: Teaching & Learning Techniques, Gender Bias, Behaviour, Marking & Feedback, Consistency, Curriculum Planning (twice a year from 2015-2020)
  • PixL Heads of Music CPD (London – February 2015)
  • AQA Composition Marking Training (Manchester – May 2017)
  • GCSE Composition Techniques (London – May 2018)
  • AQA Composition Moderation (Bristol – January 2019)
  • Music Education Expo (London – March 2020)
  • Decolonising the Music Curriculum (Online with Nate Holder – June 2020)
  • Rap Club CPD (Online with Ben Turner – July 2020)

I also regularly meet with other music teachers either online or face to face to share best practice.