Being brought up in a musical household, I started playing the piano from an early age. As a child, the piano was always my raison d’etre and I started teaching in my early teens. It was a natural progression for me to study music, which I did at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where I was awarded the Rathkey Memorial Award and the Jennie Cuthbert Piano Duet Prize, and gained an LTCL Performers Diploma (Piano), LTCL Teaching Diploma (Flute) and my BA Performing Arts (Music) degree.
Following a career as a chartered music librarian working at the Royal Academy of Music Library and the Barbican Music Library, I returned to teaching the piano and trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
I currently work in schools and in my private practice, teaching all ages and abilities. In addition to these individual lessons I regularly coach on music courses, including those specialising in piano studies.
Over the years I have entered many students for ABRSM examinations with exceptional results. I have successfully prepared younger students for audition to the Junior Departments of music conservatoires. My students have also gone on to study music in tertiary education both at university and music conservatoires and some have taken up careers as professional musicians.
Whether you are playing for fun, working towards a specific goal or needing to overcome performance anxiety, I will use my wealth of experience to work with you to meet any challenges along the way. Thoughtful, daily practise is essential if you hope to make good progress and I will provide clear instruction and support to help you achieve this. Remember – you only get out what you put in!
I am a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (FISM) who also provide full public liability insurance. I also have a DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate for working with children.
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