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, or online via Skype or FaceTime.

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.

Tim Smith

I am delighted to introduce Tim Smith, visiting Piano Teacher from March 2018.

Tim is a postgraduate piano student at Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with Anthony Hewitt and Daniel Browell. He has performed numerous solo piano recitals in various venues around the U.K. and taken part in masterclasses and workshops with distinguished pianists such as Peter Donohoe and Dr. Oritt Wolf. As a soloist he has performed concerti with the Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra and an orchestra of students at the conservatoire. He has also composed music for the theatre and played in the Oxfordshire County youth Jazz Orchestra and the Oxford Jazz Collective. Aside from music, Tim enjoys making pizzas and running the occasional marathon!