I offer private tuition from my home in Hertfordshire, for the classical guitar, as well as music theory and tutoring. I have many years of additional experience teaching guitar for both Barnet Education Arts Trust and Hertfordshire Music Service. I have an up-to-date DBS certification available to see on request.
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music for six years with Michael Lewin, I graduated from the BMus course with First Class Honours, followed by Distinction from the MMus. During my time as a student, I was a twice-recipient of the Academy’s Bache Fund Prize, in addition to a Council of Honour Prize, Mrs MA Garrett Award and a Blythe Watson Scholarship. I was also fortunate to have been generously sponsored by the Wolfson Foundation, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Marylebone Education Trust. I am also a member of the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).
About my Teaching
Both adults and children above seven years of age are welcome, of all ability levels. One of my priorities is to make lessons engaging and varied for students, whilst meeting the individual needs of each learner. For those interested in working towards exams, I offer thorough preparation for exams on the two main boards (ABRSM or Trinity).
An emphasis is placed on sourcing good quality and appealing repertoire for students, and I take the stance that if pupils genuinely enjoy the pieces they are studying, then the level of motivation and engagement will be increased.
I offer time slots of either 1 hour; 45 minutes; half an hour; or 20 minutes. For a child beginner, I would recommend 20 minutes for the first lessons, before moving to more time. A couple of lessons per week would be very helpful to establish foundations for a beginner, although I am also happy to offer single weekly lessons.
Parental support for children's practice is very important. This can take the shape of timetabling daily practice in for the child at a set time to help establish routine, or it could mean helping them to learn note reading using flash cards, or similar.
1 hour £33
45 minutes £25
30 minutes £17
20 minutes £12
Please contact me if you would like to book lessons and discuss your requirements. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have, and to organise a consultation lesson.
Alternatively, feel free to use the form on the contact page.