Kimberley Bartrum

I have been teaching music since 1998, and have a 100% pass rate in ABRSM practical and theory examinations.

I offer one-to-one tuition for students in piano, flute and music theory. I can also provide tutoring to help with GCSE and A’ Level music courses, as well as aural tests and practical musicianship for students who are learning another instrument but need assistance in this area.

I specialise in teaching beginner and intermediate students, and am experienced in helping young students take their first musical steps. You’re never too old to enjoy learning to play an instrument, though, and I welcome students of all ages and at all levels!

When teaching, I aim to cover a variety of topics to give the student a firm musical grounding. Whatever the purpose of the tuition, lessons will include aspects of theory, technique, aural skills, musical expression and interpretation. Tuition can be based around working toward ABRSM examinations, or can just be for fun!

Lessons are conducted at my home in Selly Park, Birmingham.

I am a full member and registered teacher with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, adhering to their strong codes of ethics and practice. You can find out more about the ISM at their website. I have an enhanced DBS Disclosure (formerly CRB) for the purposes of working with children, and I have completed the Child Protection in Education (Music) course, developed by the Musicians’ Union in partnership with EduCare.

On Saturdays, piano lessons are taught by Arthur Bocaneanu, who has been working with me since spring 2015.

As a pianist, Arthur enjoys a varied performing career in both solo recitals and chamber music concerts. He has recently completed his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was coached by leading British and international pianists. In his home country of Romania, Arthur appeared as a soloist with several orchestras and was broadcast on national radio and television.

Arthur has been teaching piano since 2010 to students of different ages and abilities. Through his teaching, he hopes to inspire his students to discover the joys of making music and playing piano.

Arthur is also DBS checked, and an ISM member, and teaches under my guidance.

Arthur Bocaneanu