I'm an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of music and musical instruments with 26 years of extensive experience. In 2017 I set up Ickenham Music to provide tuition to the surrounding areas of Ickenham, Hillingdon, Ruislip, Uxbridge Harrow and Pinner. Through Ickenham Music, students of all ages and abilities are welcome to learn Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and Music Theory in both individual and group settings.
With over 26 years’ experience of teaching piano, woodwind and brass instruments. I tutor musicians from age 4 - 80, with a great track record of success in ABRSM exams and auditions for Specialist Music Schools, NCO & IAPS courses. I have submitted students for over 700 ABRSM exams, achieving a high percentage of merits and distinctions.
I also has extensive experience as a classroom music teacher with a PGCE in both Music and Maths. This expertise allows her to run group workshops (interest pending) for Music Theory, Aural Tests and also Ukuele classes. Group lessons (theory) and Half Term activities (ukulele) are charged according to size of group and are run for 2 hours each day.
Teaching from home, I provide lessons in a comfortable environment with access to a large variety of teaching resources and a Steinway Model O Piano. This makes tuition easy to reach for pupils from Ickenham, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Harrow, Harefield, Eastcote, Pinner, Gerrards Cross and the Chalfonts.
"Music is fun!! It doesn't matter whether you are a natural or not - just enjoy it - and join as many ensembles as you can!"
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Well… it all started 26 years ago — during the first year of my music degree course, when my piano tutor told me that the local music school needed someone to teach woodwind students — apparently, I was just the ‘man’ for the job! ;0) …and I was — the youngsters and I had great fun over the coming years and all made great progress (including me!)
…and so, here I am 26 years later, with my Music Degree, my PGCE, 22 years of music class room teaching in both Primary and Secondary schools, with a few years off to have the kiddies — all of whom happen to be very successful professional musicians!
…but I never stopped my instrumental teaching, developing great working relationships with both pupils and parents — although the adult students didn’t tend to bring mum and dad!! :0)
and hey! — so many have kept in touch and several have chosen to make playing their career!
But that doesn’t matter, that’s not all that it’s all about — learning an instrument turns you into a real brainbox!!!
Try watching this short cartoon…
A few years ago at a Parents Evening, I remarked to a parent how delighted I was to hear in the staffroom that his son’s Maths had improved so much during the year — he had made 2 years’ progress and moved from the bottom of the class to near the top! His father simply replied — "It was because of the flute". It came from nowhere — but it was true and I was so pleased that he had realised this.
So over the years, I have sent children to Specialist Music schools — Wells and Purcell — have sent children to the National Children’s Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra and several IAPS courses as well as supporting many for their grammar school entries.
…and as for the giggles and laughter that I’ve shared with all my adult students …well, I just need to thank you all !!!!!! (Come on, I know you’ve enjoyed it too!!)
Anyway, the only other thing I want to say — play with other people whenever you can, Music is not a solitary occupation, and, especially in the case of children, those who learn and play in ensembles are far more likely to keep it up than those who don’t!