I teach from Reception to GCSE so can work with any age of student. Have tutored in Maths and English as well as 11+.
I began my career as a violinist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, where I played for 13 years, as well as being a visiting teacher of violin at Oakham School, Rutland. Following the arrival of my children, I completed a secondary PGCE in music, qualifying to teach GCSE and A level music; I am currently an AS and A level examiner for Pearson Edexcel. Following my Masters with TrinityLaban, I have returned to private instrumental teaching and music theory and GCSE/A level tutoring, as well as undertaking some music service teaching, music examining and professional performing. I currently teach music theory, coach chamber music and conduct a string ensemble at Primary Royal Academy of Music in London.
I am experienced with children and young people from KS2 through to KS5, and teach violin from beginner up to diploma level. I also teach music theory, viola and can coach GCSE and A level instrumental performance candidates. As an A level examiner, and a very experienced GCSE music teacher, I can provide additional lessons or support for GCSE and A level music candidates, including teaching coursework composition.
I believe firmly that all human beings have an innate musical ability and enjoy finding creative ways to draw that out in all learners, no matter their age or current ability.