I am an experienced Music teacher based in south devon and offer tuition for children and adults in Cello, Piano, Music theory and GCSE Music. From beginner to advanced, for exams or just for fun, all ages and abilities are welcome.
Whether you are a parent looking for tuition for your child or an adult wishing to learn to play then I will do my best to meet your needs.
- Piano lessons
- Cello Lessons
- Music Theory Tuition
- GCSE Music Tuition
- Pre-school Music Classes (age 3 months to 4 years) with Monkey Music Torbay
- Children & Adult lessons
Qualifications & Experience
- BMUS Hons degree
- PGCE In Music & Drama
- Over 10 years teaching experience
- 10 years experience of GCSE & A-Level Specifications
- CRB checked
Lessons for Children
Some children are motivated by exams and others just want to learn for fun. Whichever approach suits your child best is the route I will take with them. I strongly believe in tailoring each lesson to the individual student so no two lessons are ever the same. Everyone learns best when they like the music they are playing. It is for this reason that I encourage my students to learn and play pieces they enjoy. If children are not working towards an exam I will encourage them to choose pieces they like and styles they are interested in. When studying for the exams where pieces are from a set list it is the student who decides which pieces they would prefer to learn. Some children enjoy composing their own music and this, along with improvisation, is incorporated into the lesson. My aim is to help my students look forward to their next lesson so they can show me what they have achieved since the last one.
Lessons for Adults
It is never to late to begin to learn a musical instrument. The majority of my students are adults, some of whom decided to restart the instrument they gave up as a child and others who started learning with me from scratch. I even have a few who began with me as a child and are now still coming as adults! It doesn’t matter if you cannot read music or feel you don’t have a ‘musical bone in your body’, a little bit of patience and a lot of enthusiasm is all that is required! I will tailor every lesson to the individual and whatever you want to learn I will find a way to teach it in the best way I can for you. Again, I think it is important to learn music you are interested in and enjoy so I will always encourage you to choose styles and pieces you enjoy. Some adults want the structure of working towards exams and I have had 100% pass rate on all students I have entered for exams with many of the high marks coming from the adults. If you have always wanted to learn but are still not sure then take the plunge and get in touch for a chat.
To hear what some of my students and parents have to say about their lessons please click HERE.
Please explore my website to find out more and feel free to contact me for a chat about your individual needs.