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Michael Cochrane - Piano Teacher/ Maths Tutor in Livingston

Michael Cochrane Classical Piano Teacher (Edinburgh)

Michael Cochrane

  • Livingston (EH54) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 23 Nov 2017
  • Sex: Male

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Personal Message
I am an experienced piano teacher and maths tutor working from my own home in Livingston. I have been teaching piano and maths very successfully for about twenty years.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach piano/keyboard and mathematics.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have my ABRSM Grade 8 and also the ABRSM Performance (Piano). I have a BSC Hons in Mathematics with Physics.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught piano for around twenty years teaching all levels from beginner to Grade 8. I teach both children and adults. Children usually start at age 6. My students have had considerable success in achieving not only passes in their piano exams, but also many have obtained a merit or distinction in their exam.
My maths students often achieve a pass level in their exams beyond their original expectations.
How much do you charge?
My usual fee is £24 per hour, but most piano lessons are for half an hour which costs £12. Piano lessons should be paid for monthly in advance. A student must pay half price for any cancelled lessons. This secures the student's weekly slot in my schedule. Maths tuition can be paid for on the day and not in advance. Maths lessons usually last for one or two hours.
Where do you teach?
I only teach from my own home in Livingston, West Lothian.
When are you available?
Contact me to discuss available time slots for the lessons.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach both children and adults. In piano I teach from beginners to Grade 8.
In Maths I teach from GCSE to Advanced Higher Level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare piano students for the ABRSM Grade Exams 1 to 8. Students can choose whether or not to take piano exams.
In Maths I prepare students for GCSE, Intermediate, Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher Exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do not have a DBS Certificate yet but intend to get that soon.
Where and with whom did you train?
I have trained with David Wilde who is a retired professor of Music who taught in Hannover, Germany. David is known internationally and still performs and composes music.
I also studied Piano Performance at Napier University in Edinburgh.
I obtained my BSC Hons in Mathematics with Physics from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Tell me about some of your current students.
At the moment I have a good mix of children and adult students. Often whole families have had lessons from me (parents and children). Some of my adult students have been with me for a good number of years as they enjoy the lessons and treat piano playing as a hobby.