Tuition

Tuition

Approach to Tuition

happy-boy-1535860_640I offer tuition in a range of instruments and this is available to all ages. I work with primary aged children right through to some “more mature” adults.  I have a PVG certificate through Disclosure Scotland had receive regular child protection training from City of Edinburgh Council. I tutor voice, recorder and sometimes even brass with primary aged children through the Council.

My approach is to encourage and enable people to enjoy playing or singing music. I do not currently take people through ABRSM examinations as prefer to encourage enjoyment and confidence in the first instance and this can then lead on to more formal learning and qualifications. If you start learning with me and wish to progress I can either take you through this or find you another tutor who can help you.

Here’s a little more on what I can offer.

Voice

Lots of people think they cannot sing or do not sing very well. In reality singing is easier than speaking – we just need to remember that we sang before we talked. I have helped experienced and novice singers explore their voice, and through this become more confident with and connected to their voices. I am a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network and through them and Scotland Sings regularly undertake learning around the voice and what it can achieve and importantly how to protect the voice. Contact me if you wish to have a chat about a one to one voice session. Sessions usually cost around £20 an hour and take place in my own home in Cramond. If you wish me to come to you the cost will rise to £25.

Beginners Piano

Due to demand in my community I have started to give beginners piano tuition. Using recognised piano tutorial books and exercises I am able to help you play simple songs with both hands – in no time at all. All you need to do is practice (and attend the lessons!). Contact me if you wish to have a chat about a one to one voice session. Sessions usually cost around £20 for a 45 minute session and take place in my own home in Cramond. It sounds obvious but you would need to have a piano or keyboard to practice on.

Ukulele

I have a whole page dedicated to the ukulele on this website but worth posting here that I am happy to provide one to one lessons if you need this to get started. Contact me if you wish to have a chat about a one to one voice session. Sessions usually cost around £20 an hour and take place in my own home in Cramond. If you wish me to come to you the cost will rise to £25.