New for 2017:
I am delighted to offer School-Holiday Courses for my younger students.
These courses are at a Preparatory level, suitable for children aged 6-12.
Preparatory Practical Courses
Book ten 20-minute lessons, or five 40-minute lessons, and we can complete all the work necessary to take the ABRSM Prep Test in either Piano or Flute. The exam can take place at the next available exam period, and term-time lessons between the course and the exam date can be used for learning new things as well as keeping the Prep Test material polished for performance.
Students should already have had some lessons with me before embarking on this course, usually around a term (10-15 lessons), or longer for the very youngest. If you are not sure whether this course is suitable for your child, please do contact me before booking.
When the full number of required lessons is booked, students receive a free copy of the Prep Test book, and I pay the examination entry fee for you. This represents a saving of around £40 overall.
Preparatory Theory Courses
For children around Prep Test level on their instrument (with or without having taken the exam), a Pre-Grade 1 Theory Course is on offer. Ten 30-minute lessons, or five 60-minute lessons allow us to follow a series of fun worksheets designed to introduce children to the basics of music theory. Students should be able to write confidently and legibly, and have good basic numeracy skills before taking this course. There is no formal exam at this level, but students will be given a certificate on successful completion of the course.
Fees for Prep Theory Courses are at the reduced rate of £25 per hour, and all learning materials are supplied. This represents a saving of around £30 when a full course is completed, compared with term-time tuition.