Guide to Video Lessons
I started to learn the piano when I was 4 years old, then took up the flute when I was 8.
As a child I was surrounded by music and took part in all sorts of musical activities. I played in various youth orchestras, I loved the school choir and I was even one of the Sproughton Handbell Ringers!
I often took part in the Suffolk Music Festival and in various classes was placed 3rd, 2nd and 1st! When I was 15, I gained 2nd place with a Distinction for grades 7 & 8 for 'Piano Playing at Sight'. As you may know, this is where you play music you've never seen before.
I attended the Ipswich High School where I gained my Music O'Level and A'Level. When I was 16, I passed my Grade 8 on the flute with Distinction and when I was 18, I passed my Grade 8 on the piano with Merit.
On the piano, I gained my Music Teaching Diploma with the London College of Music. I started by teaching both the piano and flute from my home and now concentrate on just teaching the piano. I have been teaching for around 25 years and all my lessons are now by video call.
I've had some wonderful teachers and I find it so rewarding to now teach other people how to play the piano and to be able to pass on my knowledge. I have some pupils who I taught as children and have returned for more lessons as adults. It’s always so lovely to see my old pupils again.
As a teacher, I know how important it is to be patient and I always try to be patient and kind to all my pupils so they can enjoy learning and progress well.