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Catherine Fleming - Alexander Technique & Recorder in West London
- BMus (Hons)
- LTCL, GSMD (postgrad) MSTAT
- Member of ISM and STAT
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- Personal Message
- I love teaching both music and the Alexander Technique and aim to bring out the best in each individual student.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Alexander Technique
Recorders (all levels and instruments)
Music Theory and assistance with GCSE and A Level music work.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
- I completed the 3 year training course at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London to become an Alexander Technique teacher.
I hold a BMus (Hons) degree from the University of Hull, a teaching diploma from Trinity College of Music (LTCL) and I completed one year as a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- What kind of experience do you have?
- I have taught the Alexander Technique since 2005. I currently teach AT in the music department at Eton College and Marlborough College and regularly give lessons and workshops to musicians at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I have been a music tutor since 1995 and worked with all ages and abilities in a number of institutions from primary schools through to university and music college students.
I am a freelance recorder player and have won a variety of awards with my two chamber groups The Flautadors and Concanentes. Recent professional engagements include playing for Handel's Julius Caesar at the ENO, performing with the Retrospect Ensemble in Belgium, adjudicating in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and playing on the sound track for the film 'The Awakening'.
- How much do you charge?
- Alexander Technique lessons cost £40 per 40 minute lesson with a reduction for a block booking of 10 lessons.
Recorder lessons and general music lessons cost £35 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
- I teach in Chiswick, West London.
- When are you available?
- Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- All ages and levels taught.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- All graded recorder exams for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall as well as diploma level.
Music theory all grades.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT);
Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).
- Where and with whom did you train?
- I completed my Alexander Technique training with Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London.
As a musician I studied at the University of Hull and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
- The majority of my Alexander Technique students are young people, many of them musicians.
My current recorder students range from grade 1 through to those preparing for diplomas.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
- If you are a musician with aches/pains or tension issues, the Alexander Technique may be just the thing to help you!
If you are looking for a recorder specialist with a solid technical training and experience in a wide range of repertoires please get in touch!
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