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Classical Theory/ Composition Lessons in Bromley (Penge, Beckenham, Orpington, Crystal Palace, Chislehurst)

Tutors in Bromley

Gold Gloria Toplis Beckenham, BR3
Gold Gwenllian Llyr Orpington, BR6

Nearby Study Centres

Orpington Music Studio Farnborough, BR5

Tutors travelling to Bromley

Gold Steven Dodsworth New Addington, CR0
Gold Derek Dobbins Welling, DA15
Gold Natalie Hancock Sidcup, DA15
Gold James Buckle London Bridge, SE1
Gold Lauren Forder London Bridge, SE1
Gold Rosie Lomas BMus(Hons) Greenwich, SE3
Gold Lydia Shilling Catford, SE4
Joshua Davenport Peckham, SE5
Gold Victoria Walker Lewisham, SE6
Gold Damon Flanagan Kidbrooke, SE7
Iliyana Spirova Grove Park, SE9
Gold David Dyson Blackheath, SE10
Gold Edgar Cardoso Blackheath, SE10
Jordan Bowron Blackheath, SE10
Gold Jessica Radcliffe Downham, SE12
Gold Andrew Johnston - Pianist Greenwich, SE13
Gold Edward Farmer Blackheath, SE13
Gold Freya Jacklin Peckham, SE15
Gold Adam Holloway Tulse Hill, SE21
Gold S Craigen Sydenham Hill, SE23
Gold Samuel Bordoli Sydenham, SE26
Gold Joe Murgatroyd Streatham, SE27
Gold Dimitrios Skyllas Clapham North, SW3
Gold Zanete Uskane Upper Norwood, SW16

Online Tutors

Gustavo Schafaschek Central Birmingham, B3
Gold Martin Rowberry Sutton Coldfield, B75
Gold David Secchi Wells, BA5
Gold Mark Harrison Farnworth, BL4
Gold Justine Perry Hove, BN3
Gold Richard Colquhoun Central Bristol, BS6
Ceri Williams Romsey, CB1
Sara Woo-Sam BMus(Hons) Cambridge, CB1
Gold Steven Dodsworth New Addington, CR0
Mr. David P Wallace Fairfield, CR2
Stefano Matteucci Purley, CR8
Matthew Robert Brown Canterbury, CT2
Silver Mike Bacon Harbledown, CT2
Stamatia Statherou Boughton, CT2
Gold Helen Littlewood Broadstairs, CT10
Gold Cate Munro Oakwood, DE21
Alexander Durham Neville's Cross, DH1
Gold Simone Spagnolo Haggerston, E2
Ike Chalayan Waltham Abbey, E4
Kylie Nesbit Stratford, E15
Gold James Harold Old Street, EC1V
Gold Nicholas Scott Drum Brae, EH12
Gold Sam Macadam Hillhead, G12
Gold Stewart Wilson Central Glasgow, G31
Graham Jones Worplesdon, GU1
Gold Guido Mallardi Alperton, HA0
Gold Andrew Kwan Hatch End, HA5
Gold Carolyn C Dennis New Malden, KT3
Gold AL Hodgson Weybridge, KT13
Gold Sally Bridgewater Armley, LS12
Musicplus Caddington, LU1
Bekki Gocher Central Manchester, M3
Gold Rachel Taverner BMus(Hons)LRSM Central Manchester, M4
Marco Rusholme, M14
Jonathan Booty Didsbury, M20
Gold Michael Perrett Chorlton, M21
Silver Joann Kerrigan Astley Mosley Common, M28
Gold James Drew-Edwards East Finchley, N2
Silver Firat Altay Harringay, N4
Luis Mota Tufnell Park, N7
Gold Patrick Dodds Muswell Hill, N10
Gold Edward Horsey Seven Sisters, N15
Gold Thomas Kay Seven Sisters, N15
Gold Tim Doyle Archway, N15
Luke Fraser Stoke Newington, N16
Gold Melissa D'Arcy Stoke Newington, N16
Daniel Friend Central Norwich, NR2
Gold Tim Maryon Regent's Park, NW1
Gold Alex Paxton Cricklewood, NW2
Patrick Johnson Willesden Green, NW2
Sam Miles Woodwind Teacher Willesden Green, NW2
Gold Aizhana Nurkenova St John's Wood, NW6
Gold Emma-Louise East Acton, NW10
Gold Gaetano Nenna Alperton, NW10
Silver Gerardo Gozzi PhD RAM East Acton, NW10
Alicia BA (Hons) Music Werrington, PE4
Gold C Jefferson Burghfield, RG7
Gold James Buckle London Bridge, SE1
Joshua Davenport Peckham, SE5
Gold Edgar Cardoso Blackheath, SE10
Jordan Bowron Blackheath, SE10
Gold Jessica Radcliffe Downham, SE12
Gold Andrew Johnston - Pianist Greenwich, SE13
Gold Edward Farmer Blackheath, SE13
Gold Freya Jacklin Peckham, SE15
Gold Samuel Bordoli Sydenham, SE26
Silver Daniel Joy Ware, SG12
Gold Jason Hawkins Stalybridge, SK15
Emilio Saev Ascot and Cheapside, SL4
Gold Neil Doherty Millbrook, SO15
Gold Ben Mallinder Compton, SO22
Gold Julia Paskova Sloane Square, SW7
Gold Daniel Serafini Battersea, SW11
Yvonne Clarke Balham, SW12
Gold Gregory Emfietzis Mortlake and Barnes, SW14
Tobie L. Tripp Streatham, SW16
Gold Zanete Uskane Upper Norwood, SW16
Gold John Dipper Wandsworth Common, SW18
Silver Dominic Sewell Raynes Park, SW20
Silver David Weber Hounslow, TW14
Gold Peter Falconer Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16
Chris Schlechte-Bond Acton Central, W3
Gold Michael Joel Turnham Green, W4
Gold Alistair Bankier Regent's Park, W9
Nicholas Moroz Shepherd's Bush, W12
Gold Juan Rezzuto Earl's Court, W14
Silver Peter Elliot Bushey, WD23
Kieran White Central York, YO10
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Gwenllian Llyr Harp Teacher (Bromley)

Gwenllian Llyr Gold Member

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I'm a friendly and experienced musician from Swansea who's recently graduated from The Juilliard School in New York. I truly enjoy teaching and helping others develop their love for music and the harp.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Harp - all grades, as well as special preparation for exams, auditions, competitions or music college applications.
Theory - Grades 1-5 ABRSM
Chamber music and ensemble lessons
Beginner piano lessons - only up to grade 4
Aural and musicianship lessons

Harp Start lessons - a programme of lessons for those with no prior experience in the harp, including a demonstration and a chance to try the harp. These can be tailored for children, adults or composition students, and are available for individuals or small groups. These sessions are 30 minutes.
Tell me about your qualifications.
MMus from The Juilliard School, New York
BMus First Class Honors from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
'A' Grade in the class ‘The Art of Teaching in the Music Studio’ with Dr. Virginia Allen, Fall 2012, The Juilliard School
'A-' Grade in the class ‘Insights into Learning’ with Dr. Ed Bilous, Fall 2011, The Juilliard School
Completed a module in Music Pedagogy, Academic year 2008-2009, RWCMD
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching the harp for over 10 years and have experience teaching students as young as 5 all the way through to retired adults. I have a 100% pass rate for ABRSM exams. Many of my students have been invited to perform in the High Scorers Concerts held annually, with one student winning the prize for the highest mark of the year. Other student successes include:
Places in the National Children's Orchestra
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes at Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes at Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Semi-finalist in the Rotary Competition 2009

As well as private teaching, I have had experience teaching in primary and comprehensive schools under West Glamorgan Music Service, as well as on festivals and music courses. I'm currently teaching for the Latymer Saturday Music Centre and at the London Welsh School. I have taught Hands on Harp workshops in conjunction with Camac Harps, and taught ensemble classes on Llangrannog Harp Courses. During my time in New York, I also coached chamber music sessions at the Pre-college division at The Juilliard School.

I am also experienced in teaching music theory and can help you prepare for ABRSM exams or help with general musicianship such as rhythm or aural skills. I've also taught beginner piano lessons and am able to teach piano for beginner students of all ages.
How much do you charge?
For lessons taken at my own home in the Orpington area, my fee is £35 per hour, £20 per half hour and £15 per 20 minutes.
Extra fees apply when traveling to your home and are determined solely on travel time. Please contact me for exact pricing.
Special discounts apply to families with more than one sibling taking private lessons with me as well as group lessons and chamber music/ensemble lessons.

If you've never tried the harp but want to see if it's right for you, book a Harp Start session at my home. I can also help you find a harp to rent (usually 3 months minimum) so that you can decide whether the harp is right for you.
Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach harp and piano in my own home in Orpington, but if you'd like to discuss the possibility of lessons at your own home please do get in touch. I can't guarantee that this will be possible as it depends on location and teaching day. Closer areas such as Petts Wood, Downe, Hayes and Chislehurst may be more likely than further away.

I am happy to teach theory online, but ask for payment by bank transfer 24 hours in advance of the lesson.
When are you available?
I currently have spaces for lessons on Tuesdays or Thursdays, but we may be able to discuss other days. I may be able to teach on the weekends to make up for missed lessons, but it is difficult to arrange regular lessons for the weekend because of my teaching and performing schedule. For one off or trial lessons, please get in touch and we can work out a suitable time for everyone.

I'm flexible in terms of teaching in the summer holidays. In general I would say that we continue lessons, but ask for a week's notice if you will not be able to attend one week.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and all levels welcome!
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am very familiar with the ABRSM syllabus and have also taught students for the Trinity Guildhall exams. I have helped students prepare for GCSE and A level performances, as well as prepare for auditions to national orchestras and conservatoires.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to teach theory online and have used FaceTime and Skype before for lessons. Payment must be made by bank transfer 24 hours in advance of the lesson.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have students of different levels. I do have a lot of beginners at the moment, but they are all so unique and our lessons vary a lot!

One student has started from the very beginning, including reading music. I have written a lot of pieces over the last year to help with learning to read music and they have helped enormously. We're not focusing on doing grades but Grade 1 may be a possibility in the next 6 months.

Another beginner had always wanted to learn the harp but only jumped in at the brink of retirement. Her reading skills are fantastic because she plays and teaches the piano, so she has been able to develop extremely quickly. After only 18 months, she plays pieces of around grade 5 standard and is even accompanying her choir in concerts. It has been much easier to work on her technique as we did not need to work on her reading at all, so there is definitely a lot to be said about doing a year of piano playing before starting the harp.

A different student is working towards Music GCSE as well as grade 5, so I'm trying to ensure every part of the exam - pieces, scales/arpeggios, sight reading and aural test - are worked on regularly. I'm also trying to introduce some of the topics that would be covered in GCSE exams and develop the musician within.
Do you have a personal message for students?
The most important thing to bring to my lessons is your willingness to learn. Music is meant to be enjoyed! I don't mind if you want to do exams or just play to enjoy. Each student is unique and the lessons are tailor-made to help you achieve what you want.

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