INSTRUMENT LESSONS

and THEORY


PIANO LESSONS


I started learning the piano at age 8 and have been playing ever since!  Although I was classically trained in piano, I am happy to teach and experiment with all musical genres.


In the early learning stages I have a number of different lesson books that I utilise along with some of my own teaching strategies and will help pupils learn at their own rate.  Everyone is different and my lessons are adapted accordingly.

I can teach complete beginners or any level of previous learning.


EXAMS


My preferred exam boards are the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) of whom I am a member, and Trinity College London.  I will also assist pupils in preparing music for school exams and performances, or those who are choosing to learn specific pieces.  There is never any pressure to take an exam.


I am able to play accompaniments or duets for exams or other performances.

FLUTE LESSONS


I started learning the flute in school at aged 10.  Along with playing on my own I also enjoyed participating in orchestras and wind ensembles and encourage everyone who plays an instrument to take part in group playing at every opportunity.


In the early learning stages I have a number of different lesson books that I utilise along with some of my own teaching strategies and will help pupils learn at their own rate.  Everyone is different and my lessons are adapted accordingly.  I prefer to teach lessons individually for this reason, but would consider small preexisting groups or family groupings of similar ability level.

MUSIC THEORY


I teach music theory alongside both piano and flute lessons, and believe that it is a crucial component of learning a musical instrument. For those pupils who want to undertake theory exams, I can teach up to and including grade 5 theory.


Lessons cost £35 per hour which includes work set and marked between lessons. These can take place either in person or online.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Lessons –

  • Lessons take place in school term times only, although extra lessons can sometimes be arranged during the holidays if required.
  • It is important to note that whilst a teacher will use his or her best endeavours to ensure the student makes satisfactory progress, this cannot be guaranteed. In particular, careful regular practice as advised by the teacher is a prerequisite of success on any musical instrument or in any musical endeavour.
  • All customers are expected to behave in a responsible and courteous manner within my home at all times and to attend lessons regularly. Poor attendance, disruptive or anti-social behaviour may result in tuition being withdrawn with immediate effect. No refunds will be issued in such

Payment –

  • Lessons are invoiced half termly in advance for payment on or before first lesson.
  • Preferred payment method is by direct bank transfer but can also be made by cash or cheque.
  • All book purchases and exam fees will be included within the invoice as appropriate.
  • For people on low income there is an option for a reduced fee per lesson – please contact me to discuss this if required.
  • Fees will be reviewed every September and notice given of any changes before the start of the new school year.

 Cancellations –

  • 24 hours’ notice is needed to cancel a lesson for any reason including illness. A credit will be applied to the account for lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice.
  • All cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged as a full lesson.
  • Lessons that need to be cancelled during the Covid-19 epidemic due to sickness or isolation can be moved to online lessons if required or made up at a later date. The 24 hours’ notice does not apply and missed lessons that cannot be taken online or rearranged will be credited in full.
  • There is no charge for lessons that are cancelled by me and if the lesson cannot be taken at an alternative time a credit will be applied to the account.

 Discontinuing Tuition –

  • During the 3-week settling in period there is no notice period required if the pupil / parent decides to discontinue.
  • If a pupil / parent decides to discontinue tuition after the initial settling in period, 2 weeks’ notice should be given.
  • Terminating tuition with no notice will lead to the forfeit of any fees paid in advance.

 

 

 

Last update 6/9/21