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Lynne - Flute/ Piano Lessons in Edinburgh

Lynne Bulmer Flute Teacher (Edinburgh)

Lynne Bulmer Silver Member

  • Southside (EH9)
  • Last Logged In: 06 Dec 2017
  • Sex: Female

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Hons)
  • Professional Qualification MA in Music (with distinction), FRSM
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB checked
  • Professional Membership British Flute Society
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Personal Message
I am a highly qualified instrumental teacher and performer, specialising in the flute and also with many years experience as a piano teacher.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach flute to diploma level and piano to ABRSM Grade 5 level. I have 100% success rates of tutoring ABSRM exams and am also happy to coach pupils in the practical component of their school music exams.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I qualified with a BMus (Hons) from Sheffield University, having passed my ABRSM Grade 8 exams on flute and piano and also my Grade 8 theory (with distinction) as a teenager. I also have an MA in Music (Open University - with distinction) and achieved my Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music diploma (flute-performing) in 2004.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching flute privately and in schools (as a peripatetic woodwind teacher) for over 20 years. During that time, I have also been teaching piano privately. I am a freelance performer and perform regularly (flute) in various orchestras and ensembles (occasionally as soloist) and give occasional solo flute/piano recitals.
How much do you charge?
I charge £30p/h for flute lessons for beginners-Grade 5 level, £35 p/h for Grade 6-Diploma level; £15/£17.50 for half-hour lessons. I charge £28 p/h or £14 for half-hour lessons for piano.
Where do you teach?
I mainly teach from my flat in the central Edinburgh area or very occasionally in students' home in EH9 area if they are within short walking distance.
When are you available?
I teach Mon-Fri excluding Tuesdays between 12 - 6pm. I do not usually teach at weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach flute from final year(s) of primary school (if the child is physically suited/has a flute with a curved headjoint etc.) to any age - I teach flute from beginner to ABRSM diploma level.
I teach piano from age 5 upwards to ABRSM Grade 5 level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for ABRSM exams (flute to diploma level and piano to ABRSM Grade 5 level. I am also happy to help students prepare for their school music exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes (from 2012). I also have an NSPCC certificate in Child Protection Awareness (from 2011).
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music and a member of the British Flute Society.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained for my BMus (Hons) at Sheffield University, with flute lessons from Paul Chapman (Opera North). Later I trained with Stina Bisengaliev (Opera North), Catherine O'Rourke (Highland Chamber Orchestra) and for over 10 years with David Nicholson (Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RSAMD/RCS tutor). More recently I have had lessons with Paul Edmund-Davies (London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia etc.), Alison Mitchell (Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and Joanna Shaw (Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ballet). I have also participated in master-classes with William Bennett, Lorna McGhee and Katherine Bryan.
Tell me about some of your current students.
Among my current students are a 5 year-old beginner pianist who is learning for fun, an adult flautist returning to the flute at around Grade 6 level and a 17 year-old flautist studying for her Dip ABRSM performance diploma.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher and expect my pupils to work hard for me, even if they are not studying for a specific exam.