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Malcolm - Piano Tuition in SW London (Battersea, Tooting, Streatham, Clapham & Wandsworth)
- MA, BA
- Cert ED (Music) PG Cert Ed Studies QTS F Col T FGMS
- Advanced CRB
- ISM professional register teachers
- References are available upon request
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- Personal Message
- I am passionate about music education and believe that every student is unique and deserves the very best in teaching care and support.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Piano and music theory/musicianship
- Tell me about your qualifications.
- MA,BA,Cert Ed, PG Cert ED Studies.FColT,FRSA. Currently undertaking doctoral research into music education at IOE,University of London.
- What kind of experience do you have?
- 30 years teaching experience and still loving it and the journey of discovery each day.
- How much do you charge?
- £13 half hour lesson, £19 for 1 hour lesson. Happy to take 2 children together for the price of one.
- Where do you teach?
- SW11 Battersea,Tooting, Streatham, Clapham & Wandsworth, Crystal Palace,Dulwich,Norwood. Willing to travel provided easily reached on public transport.
Lessons in your own home are at no additional cost.
- When are you available?
- I broadly follow the school academic year but open to other times. Weekends, lessons before or after School hours and lessons in your own home (no extra cost)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Youngest so far 3 oldest 81! Mostly 6 upwards (many adult students)
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- I use London College of Music,Trinity & Associated Board and have had students reading Open University Music Degrees.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Yes I have an advanced CRB cert (conditional requirement to be listed by ISM Professional teaching register) also one with Wandsworth Council.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Theory by e mail/post. Have Skype but not had occasion to use it for this yet!
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Incorporated Society of Musicians
European Music Union
- Where and with whom did you train?
- Studied Southampton University with Jonathan Rees Williams,then postgraduate studies with Sir George Thalben -Ball,(Temple Church,London )Dr Christopher Dearnley,(St. Paul's Cathedral),Professor Gordon Phillips (London College of Music),Professor Arthur Hutchings (University of Durham).
- Tell me about some of your current students.
- 4 Oxbridge music scholars to date. 87% of students during past 11 years have gained merit or distinction passes in examinations.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
- Every one has the ability to play a musical instrument and to understand music theory. Age is not a barrier.
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