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Rachael J - Piano Teacher in Balham, South West London, Piano lessons and Tutor

Rachael J Classical Piano Teacher (South West London)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Performance Piano)
  • Professional Qualification LLB M.Int.St
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Advanced CRB checked
  • Professional Membership Member ISM
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I have been teaching for over 15 years and am an experienced solo and chamber music performer. I am a confident and enthusiastic teacher with an excellent knowledge of the solo piano repertiore and of exam requirements.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Piano and Music Theory. I am also available for GCSE and A-level tuition.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Performance) - from Otago University in New Zealand
Trinity Advanced Performance Certificate
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over fifteen years experience of private piano teaching. I have had students gain distinction marks at grade 5 through to grade 8 piano and beyond. I have had students audition for and be accepted, with full music scholarship, to prestigious London music schools. I teach over 40 students per week.
How much do you charge?
Charges for lessons taken at my studio are provided above.
Where do you teach?
I teach out of my home which is about 5 minutes walk from Balham Tube and Overland.
When are you available?
I teach Monday to Friday 10am-9pm and Saturday 9am-12pm. Availability is discussed on inquiry.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages (children and adults alike) and all levels from beginner through to advanced. From grade 1-8 through to the diploma level exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date DBS and PL insurance
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) the UK's professional association for musicians and music teachers.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied performance piano with Kemp English, one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers, at Otago University, New Zealand
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have over 50 students ranging in age from 6 to 66. Some learn for fun or to play tunes that appeal to them. Others are learning so that they can sit and progress through the piano examination system. I have had a number of students gain distinction grade passes at grade 8 level and above. I also have students who audition for, and gained music scholarships at various prestigious London schools including Trinity School.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Playing the piano is such an important part of my life, it fills me with joy (and sometimes frustration!), but it is a real privilege to share my knowledge with others and help them discover their own musical creativity. Whatever your reason for learning, whether for fun or for exams, I will work with you to achieve the desired results.