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Dr Paul Mitchell - Piano, Music and Music Theory Tutor in Battersea

Dr Paul Mitchell Musical Composition Teacher (South West London)

Dr Paul Mitchell

  • Battersea (SW11)
  • Last Logged In: 11 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Westminster
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Personal Message
Hi. I am an enthusiastic and professional teacher who loves working on a one to one basis with people of all ages. I have many years of experience teaching both academic and practical music and work as a local musician.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I tutor in A level music. G.C.S.E. music, Pre-U music, Music Theory, General Musicianship and the Piano. I particularly love teaching beginners as well as more advanced students. I also prepare students for university or VIth form entrance.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a B.A. (hons) in Music, an M.Mus in composition, orchestration and analysis and a Ph.D in music all from the University of Bristol. I also have a P.G.C.E in music education.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am an enthusiastic and professional teacher who has been involved in secondary music education for over 30 years, most recently for 16 years as Director of Music at the Tiffin Girls' School. I am currently Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church Clapham and Director of Music at the Thames Christian College. I also work as an examiner for C.I.E examinations (for the Pre-U music qualification).
How much do you charge?
£35 per hour for all subjects.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home and also at students' houses.
When are you available?
I am available on Saturdays, particularly mornings and also most Sunday afternoons. I am also available weekday evenings subject to school commitments. I am free during the day on Mondays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Currently students range from 10 years old to 18.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A.B.R.S.M exams (Piano and Theory), G.C.S.E. , A Level, Pre-U (C.I.E board). I take students through Grade V theory regularly.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes . In fact I have 2 current DBS checks in operation. One from my school and one from my church.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the University of Bristol and Goldsmith's College and later spent time working on compositions with eminent figures such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Peter Dickinson.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have Hugo who has just passed his grade 2 Piano with merit. I have just taken Ase through her Grade V theory (89%) and am working on Grade 7 piano with Oscar. I am also just finishing tutoring Lelia for preparation for Oxbridge entrance in music.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am kind, patient and want to bring out the best in you. I am told that I am clear about what is required but create a relaxed atmosphere in which students can thrive.