Tuition in piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion in
Modern, high-tech teaching methods.
Promoting excellence, drive and independent learning at all ages.
Start date: September 2017 - with a few months previous lessons with another teacher
Grade 8 with Distinction achieved after 5 years (2022)
Winner of the Alice Law Prize (Grade 7-8) at the North-East Scotland Music Festival 2022.
Scholarship at NESMS 2023-2024.
Start date: November 2018 - no previous musical experience
Grade 7 with Distinction achieved after 4 years (2022)
Winner of the Margaret Charles Rosebowl award at the North-East Scotland Music Festival 2022.
Winner of the Alice Law Prize (Grade 7-8) at the North-East Scotland Music Festival 2023.
Gladys Sangster Award scholarship at NESMS 2023-2024.
Start date: November 2021, previous lessons with another teacher
Grade 5 with Distinction in 2022.
Placed first in the Age 15&under category at the North-East Scotland Music Festival 2023
Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire tuition in drums, percussion, piano, guitar - any age
Bachelor of Music degree (2015, first class honours).
Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme member.
Lessons can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes.
For lessons at my own home, these would cost £18/£26/£34 respectively. Lessons at your own home will incur an additional cost, please request a quote.
My teaching methods are constantly evolving and utilise all the latest advances in technology to maximise student progression, while also adapting the lessons to suit each student. The top priority in the lessons is to develop each student as an independent musician and I place a high emphasis on sight-reading, timings and technique all from an early stage. Within the first few lessons, students will be learning parts of music by themselves and playing at the same time as metronome and audio tracks.
A crucial benefit of this method is that most of the learning can be done by the student at home, which allows an accelerated learning progress (as long as the student does a sufficient amount of work in between lessons).
Although my teaching approach can be considered intensive, I ensure that my students are motivated and enjoy playing their instrument. In addition to the inclusion of games for the younger students, I can also supply versions of any piece of music, specifically tailored to the students’ interests and level.
My approach is not suitable for those who cannot commit to continuous practice, or those who prefer a traditional approach.
Please email me at email@example.com for details.
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