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Harp & Piano teacher in Essex (Shenfield & Brentwood) - Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall Harp Teacher (Chelmsford)

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Personal Message
I am an experienced, dedicated and patient teacher. Lessons are tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. I teach both those that wish to learn for fun as well as those who wish to prepare for examinations
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Harp (both lever and pedal harp), Piano, Chamber music and Music theory.

I also provide Aural, GCSE, A level, IB Music support and tuition, in addition to preparation for music scholarship auditions.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a first class degree BA (Hons) from the University of Bristol and CertHE from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have experience tutoring all ages and abilities. I currently teach students from beginner level through to grade 8, both privately and in schools.

As an active performer as a soloist and in professional ensembles, I take pride in ensuring my students receive tuition that is stimulating technically and musically, whilst always being enjoyable, constructive and enriching.
How much do you charge?
I charge £35 per hour, £27 for 45 minutes and £18 for half an hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my private music studio in Shenfield, Essex.
When are you available?
I am happy to negotiate a time that is convenient. I also teach during the school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Everyone is welcome- all ages and abilities (age 6 upwards for harp). My current students range from aged 5 through to 69; I constantly strive to adapt to their many different aspirations. I currently teach from absolute beginner to advanced level (grade 8+), including preparation for auditions, scholarships and recitals. I often incorporate theory into music lessons to enrich and support musical development.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an enhanced DBS/CRB check.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach lessons via Skype and Facetime.
Where and with whom did you train?
I began piano lessons aged 7 and harp lessons with Lynne Creasey aged 8, before gaining a music scholarship to Brentwood School. Aged 15, I was accepted to study at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, studying under Miriam Keogh ARAM. Aged 19, having been awarded places and scholarships to study at numerous conservatoires, I chose to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London studying under Charlotte Seale and Imogen Barford and subsequently The University of Bristol, where I continued my harp studies with Ruth Faber ARCM.

I have undertaken masterclasses with David Watkins, Marisa Robles, Catherine White, Sioned Williams, Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero and Helga Stork to name but a few. I have received orchestral coaching from the London Symphony Orchestra harpists Bryn Lewis and Karen Vaughn and have performed in various notable venues such as the Barbican Hall and Mansion House.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I love passing on my passion for music and provide relaxed, fun lessons for pupils of all ages and abilities. I feel it is my duty get the best out of my students and my job as a teacher is to support you, as well as to help you discover all of the things that make up your own unique musical outlook.