She spends most of her time teaching others how to play the wide range of brass instruments that can be found in orchestras, brass bands and marching bands. For over 30 years she played in the 'Brighton and Hove City Brass' band where she started her musical career. This is not only a profession, but a hobby as well. Sian now plays in a ten piece ensemble 'Brass Fusion' performing with other 'ex bandsmen' on a casual, non-contesting, fun basis.
Although Sian primarily takes brass instrumental lessons, she does regularly run a theory class for all instrumentalists at one of the major schools. She also tries to cover basic theory points within her instrumental lessons as many players, not just brass, do not realise that once they obtain Grade Five practical they cannot move on until they have passed the Grade Five Theory exam. This can take quite a while if players have not covered any theory at all during their lessons. At present Sian has a 100% pass rate on all practical exams that her current students have taken.
Another string to her bow (!) is that she has run several recorder groups at one school as well as temporarily taking Year One music appreciation classes for a term. She also currently runs two brass ensembles at one of the major schools. Sian strives to help pupils obtain their graded examinations but at the same time keeping the playing fun and non pressured. The most important thing to her is that her pupils continue to enjoy playing and for it not to become a chore. To assist with the enjoyment of playing Sian runs a training band for anyone wishing to gain experience in group playing. All the terminology, harmony, sounds etc which are not experienced with individual lessons. The playing of 'non tune' parts where counting and listening are essential.
Sian is also Musical Director of one of the southern England's brass bands, where she regularly appears with them at local fetes, concerts, and garden parties. She is also a committee member for the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
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Paula M. ~ Pianoforte and Theory
Paula M. is an experienced, professional and passionate teacher of music. Paula has taught Music from KS1 – KS5, including all Units of Work for GCSE and “A” Level music tuition. With great passion for Music, Paula is keen to support the personal and academic development of students in Music education. Consistently excellent results have proved Paula´s academic, caring and supportive teaching skills.
Paula has an Honours Degree from the University of Chichester, L. R. A. M and L. T. C. L Teachers´ Diplomas and A. L. C. M Performers´ www.*** over thirty years´ experience as a Musical Director for various amateur companies, Paula has enjoyed leading successful musicals at The Minerva Theatre, Chichester and other venues on the South Coast and in Somerset.
Paula´s patient and encouraging approach has produced excellent results and she is keen to work with both Youth Theatres and adult companies. Productions are accompanied by a professional orchestra, directed by Paula.
Paula is also an accomplished accompanist, playing for weddings, events and examinations.
I am an Oxford graduate (Worcester College), with a degree in Literae Humaniores - Latin and Greek language and literature, as well as ancient and modern philosophy (BA 2013, MA 2016)I am also a professional classical singer and conductor, active around the UK. I am a Lay Vicar at Chichester Cathedral, where I sing professionally with the cathedral www.*** , approachable, and professional, I am passionate about teaching and helping people to develop their knowledge and skills.
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Experience: 35 years in secondary comprehensive schools up to and including senior level. Highly successful teaching with students' outcomes always greater than expectations at GCSE and A Level.