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Meghan Killen - Bassoon/ Piano Teacher in Northfield, Birmingham

Meghan Killen Bassoon Teacher (Birmingham)

Meghan Killen

  • Northfield (B31)
  • Last Logged In: 30 Sep 2017
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Bromsgrove, Solihull
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Personal Message
I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher based in Birmingham. As a recent graduate, I remember well my own time spent learning several instruments, and the delights and challenges this brought.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach bassoon, mini-bassoon, piano and music theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a graduate from Birmingham Conservatoire, where I gained a first class BMus (hons) Performance on the bassoon. I also have achieved ABRSM Grade 8 on Piano.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for several years - first alongside my studies and since graduating. I now teach both privately and for Services for Education - Birmingham Music Service.
How much do you charge?
I charge £25 per hour, or £12.50 per half hour for all lessons at my home address, with an additional charge for travel to you.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands and also travel to other areas of Birmingham to teach in your home. These include but aren't limited to: Selly Oak, Bournville, Kings Norton, Longbridge, Rubery and into nearer areas of Solihull and Bromsgrove. I work all over the city during the week so even if you feel you are outside of this, do ask and I may be able to help!
When are you available?
I am available for lessons both during the day and early evenings. I am often happy to continue during school holiday periods as much as possible and these times offer the opportunity for more flexible timings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am willing to teach all ages, from adults through to young children. Please bear in mind for bassoon lessons that physical size is a consideration for the instrument, and it may be advisable to start on a mini-bassoon. For bassoon, I will teach all standards from beginner to Grade 8 and above. For piano and theory, I can teach as far as approx Grade 6, and will advise on this in due course.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I usually work towards ABRSM grade exams, but am willing to discuss your requirements for example, Trinity grade exams or no exams. I believe that having a goal to work towards is a key motivator for student's practice and a qualification is an added bonus, but I realise that this approach may not suit all students.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I hold a current DBS Certificate.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes, I belong to the Musician's Union.