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Anita MacDonald - Piano/ Singing Teacher in Harefield

Anita MacDonald Classical Piano Teacher (Uxbridge)

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  • Professional Qualification Ba (Hons) muic performance, PG(RSAMD)
  • Professional Qualification NPQH, PGCE, LGSM
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS UP TO DATE
  • Professional Membership MU, NUT
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
You are offering yourself or your child a great opportunity- to take music lessons as the enjoyment lasts beyond one lifetime.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano to concert pianist level- please note I only teach Grade 5 upwards and have a waiting list for places. All students are auditioned free for a place.
Voice, to diploma level, auditions, ABRSM, Trinity Rock and Pop, Edexcel and others
Theory up to grade 8; most students have to achieve the compulsory grade 5 if taking ABRSM graded examinations. I offer group theory crash courses during holidays
GCSE (legacy and 9-1) and A level music.
I am also an examiner for a National Exam Board
Tell me about your qualifications.
Studied a BA (Performance) Piano with Miles Coverdale and Jean Hutchison at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, thereafter a post graduate diploma in Chamber Music (piano)
Studied composition with James Macmillan at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Studied voice with Linda Hutcheson

Ba (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, LGSM, ALCM
What kind of experience do you have?
Thirty years piano, singing and theory teaching and performing experience.
Twelve years as a secondary school Head of Music and Assistant Headteacher
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour for grade 8, degree and diploma, GCSE and A level theory students
Where do you teach?
From my studio and online via google hangouts. I don't travel to your home due to the volume of students.
I teach students who live a distance away online and examples are on youtube, vimeo and Facebook.
When are you available?
Termtime only with holiday clubs and flexible lessons on request during holiday periods.
Can do more random slots for auditioning students
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Grade 5 upwards to professional
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM graded examinations
Trinity and Trinity Rock and Pop examinations
Rockschool
Auditions
GCSE Music
A level Music
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Up to date DBS (yearly), most recent is 29th March 2018
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype, Whatsapp video, 'Musical Prodigy Tuition' facebook page, 'Musical Prodigy Tuition' youtube channel, vimeo
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
National Union of Teachers
Musicians' Union
Where and with whom did you train?
RCOS (Degree and post-grad)
Glasgow University (degree in Music, in combination with performance at RCOS)
Strathclyde University (teaching)
National Professional Qualification for Headship 2004 (EMSE)
Tell me about some of your current students.
Lots of young prodigies, many achieve scholarships to top schools, keen to learn using my own method, developed over years of research and teaching.
B gained his grade 8 at primary school and now at secondary school, has just passed ARSM diploma for skilled musicians
X is 9, tiny hands, taking grade 8 with real flair
One of my singers is through toe The Voice televised stages
Two just gained top marks in school auditions last week, both given scholarships
Do you have a personal message for students?
Repeat, repeat, repeat....then creative flair.
More a message for parents: don't fuss, let them do their thing and enjoy a coffee while they train