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Mariko - Piano Teacher and Accompanist in Exeter. (Violin also)

Mariko Classical Piano Teacher (Exeter)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (hons)
  • Professional Qualification BA (Music) - RSAMD; BMus (hons) - RCM; PGDip - RCM; MMus - GSMD
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Personal Message
I am a Scottish-Japanese pianist, and spent 11 years training at conservatoires and freelancing in London. I have been based in Exeter since 2015.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical piano
Classical violin
Theory
Musicianship (Aural, improvisation, sightreading)

I'm also a highly experienced accompanist
Tell me about your qualifications.
- Bachelor of Arts in Musical Performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
- Bachelor of Music (honours) in Performance from the Royal College of Music
- Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment from the Royal College of Music
- Masters Degree in Advanced Instrumental Studies from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,

During my Masters I specialised in 20th Century and contemporary music and gained a distinction for my final recital in Milton Court In London's Barbican Centre.

I received various scholarships to support my studies, including awards from Pro Musica Ltd, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and the Guildhall Music Trust.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for the last 14 years, including 5 years as a peripatetic teacher and accompanist in an independent school in London. In October 2015 I was appointed as a Visiting Music Teacher at Blundell's School, Tiverton.

I am a qualified and experienced accompanist, having played with other instrumentalists since I began piano at the age of 7. I have excellent sightreading skills, and have accompanied all levels of instrumentalists, from beginners to professionals.
How much do you charge?
My standard rate is £32 per hour for one-to-one tuition (in line with MU rates for 2016).

Blocks of lessons are paid for in advance. If I am travelling I may need charge a fee relative to travel time and cost.

A trial lesson is highly recommended before committing to lessons. I offer a discount for this.

Once it has been decided that lessons will commence, both student/parent and teacher sign a Lesson Agreement which aims to protect both student and teacher.
Where do you teach?
I am available to teach within the city of Exeter. I am based in St Leonards, but am happy to travel within reasonable distances.
When are you available?
I am available weekdays and evenings during term time, and am often available during the holidays. Feel free to make inquiries about my availability.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages from 4 through to adults.

I have taught beginners right up to post grade 8 and diploma students.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I have experience with preparing students for Associated Board Exams, as well as the Trinity Guildhall Exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes - I am registered on the DBS update service.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Musicians' Union
Where and with whom did you train?
Rolf Hind: Guildhall School of Music and Drama London
John Blakely and Roger Vignoles: Royal College of Music, London
John Thwaites (piano) and Katie Hull (violin): Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

North East of Scotland Music School, Aberdeen: Nigel Clayton (piano) and Gillian Findlay (violin)

I have also had private tuition with Huw Watkins and Julian Jacobson