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Piano Teacher in Stoke-on-Trent - Cathy Hawley

Cathy Hawley Classical Piano Teacher (Stoke-on-Trent)

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Personal Message
I am a piano, keyboard and music theory teacher located in Stoke-on-Trent. I have experience preparing students for practical and theory exams. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a free trial lesson.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano, keyboard and music theory.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a BA Degree in Music, Grade 8 Electronic Keyboard, Grade 7 Piano, Grade 6 Music Theory, Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2 and an enhanced DBS check.
What kind of experience do you have?
I currently teach students from home and at a private music academy in Longton. I have experience teaching a variety of ages, currently teaching children from as young as four and adults. I have taught both students who want to learn pieces of their own choice and also prepared students for ABRSM exams in piano and music theory. I have a 100% pass rate from my students who have taken exams.
How much do you charge?
The first 30 minute lesson is free, after this I charge £10 for every 30 minutes.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in a relaxed but professional environment. The area I teach in is Dresden/Florence, close to Longton, Blurton, Trentham, Fenton and Hanley. I also teach private lessons at Amadeus Music Academy in Longton.
When are you available?
I teach weekdays, usually after school time until 9pm but I could be available earlier if this is unsuitable. I am also available on a Saturday morning and afternoon.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I will accept children from age four and I teach anyone above this age.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM practical piano and music theory exams, LCM practical keyboard.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you have a personal message for students?
I teach piano, keyboard and music theory for both students wishing to take exams, and those who want to learn just for fun. I believe that playing an instrument should be an enjoyable experience for students, and aim to make the lesson fun and varied, tailored to the students goals and interests. I teach children as young as four years old so it is important to me that they have fun whilst learning.

I have a flexible approach to teaching, using a variety of methods to suit each student. I can prepare students for both practical exams and theory exams, or music of the student's own choice. I am happy to teach a variety of genres such as classical or pop music. My aim is not only to teach the student to play the instrument but to help them to become a skilled musician in general by helping them to develop their musical knowledge and listening skills.

I teach from home in a relaxed but professional environment. The first lesson is free so you are welcome to come for a trial lesson to meet me and find out more about learning piano.

What I have achieved:
BA degree in Music
100% student pass rate
Grade 8 Keyboard
Grade 8 Piano
Grade 6 Music Theory
Child Protection in Education (Music) Level 2
Enhanced DBS check
Experience teaching a variety of age groups from very young children to adults