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Julie Dean - London Recorder Teacher

Julie Dean Recorder Teacher (South East London)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Hons) Goldsmiths College, London. Four years postgraduate study at Trinity College of Music
  • Professional Qualification Level 2 Suzuki recorder teacher. Experienced teacher of adults and children both individually and in groups.
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced disclosure
  • Professional Membership ERTA, ISM, ESA / BSI
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am a patient and friendly recorder teacher with experience of teaching all ages from Early Years to Adults. I am happy to discuss your specific requirements for lessons, groups tuition or workshops.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach the Recorder, Music Theory and Chamber Music Coaching to all ages and levels of experience. My particular focus is Early Music. I am also available for workshops on the recorder or group coaching. I also teach the recorder to early years children using the Suzuki Method.

I am an experienced recorder player and teacher of both adults and children. I believe that recorder should be taught from the beginning with the right level of technical training, understanding of the instrument. and general musicianship. This means the student has a far more satisfactory learning experience and a better playing standard is the result.

I also am happy to support pupils entering exams on any instrument to help with aural, scales, sight reading etc.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied at Goldsmiths College, London gaining a BMus (Hons) in Music in 1998. I studied at Trinity College of Music in the Early Music Faculty for two years on a flexible programme and 2 years of the Masters programme, studying recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby and Viola da gamba with Alison Crum.

I am also a Suzuki Method Recorder teacher (Level 2), one of only a handful of qualified Suzuki recorder teachers in the UK. I have also attended workshops on Dalcroze and Kodaly methods to teach early years children.

Prior to teaching music I have had 12 years as a management trainer in the retail and licensed sectors. During this time I also completed an Advanced Diploma in business and leisure retailing.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am teaching a variety of ages and levels of experience including begineer adults, pre-school children and experienced players.

I am the director of a number of groups for adult recorder players producing much of my own music arrangements. I have also conducted for the Society of Recorder Players and held bespoke workshops for adult and childrens groups.

As a recorder player I have experience performing in numerous concerts including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Lincoln Early Music Festival, Old Royal Navel Chapel Greenwich and in the International Exhibition of Early Music. I am also a member of Ensemble Tramontana, winners of the Trinity College of Music Early Music Competition 2011. My music specialism is Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music. I also play Viola da Gamba and medieval percussion.
How much do you charge?
For music lesson I charge a basic one-to-one fee of £40/hr for lessons in Crystal Palace. Subject to location I can travel to give lessons but will charge a travelling fee. I also often recommend joint lessons which is a cost effective and efficient way of having tuition. Early years Suzuki tuition is charged at £12/20mins or £18/30mins for lessons.

For group coaching or workshops please contact me and I will be happy to discuss arrangements.
Where do you teach?
I live in Crystal Palace, London, but in some circumstances I can travel to teach pupils in their own homes depending on locations. For longer, less frequent sessions I may be able to travel further. For larger groups I can also arrange suitable venues if required. The recorder groups I run are held in Forest Hill, Pimlico and Crystal Palace.
When are you available?
I am available throughout the week at various times. Please contact to discuss.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach all ages from children to adults. Complete beginners to more advance players. If you are adult who wants to return to playing after many years I can help. I can support you with lessons until you feel more confident and wish to join a recorder group. For more advanced players I can hold regular lessons to improve technique and work towards concerts or exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. References available upon request.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
ERTA (European Recorder Teachers Association)
ISM including public liability insurance. (Incorporated Society of Musicians)
ESA / BSI (European Suzuki Association / British Suzuki Institute)