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Colin Smith - Classical & Jazz Piano Teacher in Bristol

Colin Smith Classical Piano Teacher (Bristol)

Colin Smith

  • Eastville (BS5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 10 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
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Personal Message
I am an experience pianist who can play a broad range of styles. I teach classical, jazz and pop. I enjoy passing on my skills to beginners as well as advanced students. It's never too late to learn, whatever stage of life you are at!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano from beginners up to grade 8. I also teach students who want to learn how to play jazz and pop music. I can coach players who would like to expand both there repertoire and improvisation. Either for solo performances, bands or accompanying. This would also include:
Song writing, Composition, Recording.
I am able to teach on keyboards for beginners.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have A.l.C.M music diploma. London college of Music.
Grade 8 piano and theory
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 20 years of teaching and 25 years of performing experience. I have coached students through their grades. I have also encouraged students in developing their aural skills as well as their music and sight reading abilities. I have also taught students how to play jazz and pop music - helping to develop chord structures and composition ideas. This also includes helping them with their theory skills.
I have coached advanced players who wish to play at functions and solo performances. This would also include students who wished to accompany singers and play in bands.
I have accompanied singers and instrumentalists for exams, auditions and concerts. I have been a music teaching assistant in a secondary school, working with Yr 7- 11 students, and also Music GCSE students.
I have composed music for television and theatre, and played in bands that have produced 4 CDs.
Performed solo piano at weddings and functions and concerts, playing in two function bands. I am currently teaching piano privately one to one. I also co-ordinate and lead a worship band in an Anglican church.
How much do you charge?
£20 for half an hour
£30 for an hour. 10% discount off for a whole terms fee paid upfront.
£10 travel expenses.
Where do you teach?
Primarily at home, but I am prepared to travel within the Bristol area
When are you available?
Daytime and evenings.
Will not be available for the school holidays, but this can possibly be negotiated when required
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Beginners to adults.
All levels and abilities.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Grades 1 to 8. ABRSM Exam board for the Royal School of Music.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am hoping to arrange keyboard and piano lessons through Skype.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I am currently teaching a 7 year old aural skills by learning theme tunes and songs. Also he is learning to read music through "Play Time" piano book series.
I have also recently coached a pupil through their Grade 1 and have coached an adult pupil to play at a wedding.