I have 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience in a variety of environments. I have always enjoyed teaching, tailoring my tuition to the individual and doing my utmost to ensure that each individual achieves their goals, whatever they may be.
In addition to my education and training, I lived in Austria for 3 years working as an English Language Assistant for the British Council. This invaluable time enabled me to fully hone my German language skills, and I have since worked as an online translator.
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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.