Teaching

I teach the flute, recorder, fife, and music theory to a variety of students, ranging in age from 5 years to 75! Students learn for a variety of reasons; some purely for enjoyment, others to also pass graded examinations. For those who would like to study for exams, I use both the Associated Board and Trinity syllabi.

Lessons always include ensemble work, along with a focus on developing aural and sight reading skills continuously – not just in order to pass exams. I also bring a wealth of experience in improvisation to lessons, and encourage students to expand their playing through imagination and creativity.

I teach music theory throughout lessons, helping students who wish to sit the ABRSM Grade V music theory exam. I have other students, however, who visit solely for music theory lessons – please just contact me if you would like to discuss this option.

I also have taught a number of adult learners. Their motivation for taking lessons is varied – some played whilst younger and find they want to return to the instrument. Others have no previous musical experience whatsoever, but have always wanted to play. In either case, I am mindful of the needs of adult learners, and work with students to devise a plan of work that is guided by their musical tastes and aims.

I have taught for:

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Junior Conservatoire – Tutor of flute and descant recorder. Also chamber music coaching, and music theory tutor
  •  Over 16 years’ experience of tutoring privately
  • Gwent Music Support Service – Peripatetic Woodwind Tutor
  • Cardiff and the Vale Music Service – Peripatetic Woodwind Tutor

 

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