My philosophy of music teaching is centered on the idea of learning through involvement in practical music making. I believe we all have the ability to make music. It just needs careful encouragement and suitable opportunity!
My career in teaching started as a music student, when I taught the piano to young musicans in our church. Since reading Music at the University of Nottingham and graduating with 1st class honours in 1995, I went on to study for a PGCE in secondary music teaching at the University of London (now UCL) Institute of Education, qualifying in 1996. In 2008, I successfully completed the IoE’s engaging MA Music Education course.
I am a member of the ISM and am registered with the DBS Update service for safeguarding purposes.
Since 1996 I have worked in both the maintained and independent sectors as a secondary music teacher in Hertfordshire, London, Leicester and East Sussex. This included 5 years as a Head of Music.
I currently teach some class music at Roedean School, as well as working there as a visiting music teacher.
As well as my school work teaching the piano, organ and theory, I have occasional vacancies for private students in the Eastbourne area.
Please contact me for further information about availability and current charges.
I available to teach the organ privately through the RCO Academy. I have occasional vacancies: current students range from secondary school age to retirement.
After interviews, observation of my teaching and background checks, I became an Accredited Teacher with the RCO in 2019.
Please contact me directly or via the RCO for information about availability and current costs.