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Ann Hubble - Violin & Piano Teacher in Croydon, Purley, Sutton, Surrey

Ann Hubble Classical Violin Teacher (Croydon)

Ann Hubble

  • South Croydon (CR2)
  • Last Logged In: 04 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Female
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Personal Message
Very experienced professional performer and teacher of Violin and Piano in South Croydon
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Violin and Piano, all ages from 7 upwards, beginners to advanced. I also prepare pupils for the Associated Board Grade 5 Theory Exam.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Royal Academy of Music Professional Certificate (Violin and Piano), LRAM Violin Teachers Diploma, DipNCOS (Diploma in Orchestral Studies from the National Centre for Orchestral Studies)
What kind of experience do you have?
As a performer I worked as a full-time orchestral violinist with the Reichenhaller Philharmonie, Germany for 12 years. Since my return to the UK I have worked as a freelance player with numerous top orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Orchestra of English National Ballet. I also run my own ensemble, the Beaufort String Quartet. As a pianist I have performed at the Basil Street Hotel, Knightsbridge and accompanied ballet classes at the MacAlpine School of Dance, Camberwell, and recently performed as an orchestral pianist with I Maestri. I have been running my own private teaching practice in Croydon since 2000.
How much do you charge?
I charge £36 per hour or £18 for half an hour.
Where do you teach?
I teach in my own home in South Croydon, which is situated 7 mins walk from south croydon railway station. There are excellent train services to and from London, Caterham, and East Croydon with links to Brighton, Horsham, East Grinstead, Bromley, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
When are you available?
I mainly teach Monday - Thursday, daytime and evenings by arrangement. I am not normally available at weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from 7 upwards, beginners to advanced. Adults welcome.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Associated Board Examinations (ABRSM), Music College entrance. I also help them prepare for the performance section of GCSE and A level music as required. If am also happy to teach pupils who do not wish to take exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, valid from October 2013
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I do not offer online tutoring
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes, I am a member of the Musicians' Union and in 2006 I was elected a member of the Royal Society of Musicians.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music, studying Violin with Nona Liddell and Piano with Hamish Milne. After leaving the RAM I undertook further study (violin) with James Coles at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies and Professor Ernst Kovacic at the Vienna Academy of Music
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently have several violin and piano pupils preparing for the upper grades, 4 of them on grade 8, and, amongst my recent piano pupils, one has become a professional actor-musician and is currently touring the UK as the on-stage keyboard player in "Dreamboats and Petticoats" after 3 months in the West End; and another has commenced studying piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in September 2013. I also have some very keen younger pupils, including an autistic boy who has just passed Grade 2 piano with merit.. My current star violin pupil is an 11-year old boy called Adam who is working for Grade 8 with me and has just been accepted to study in the Royal College of Music Junior Department and was also offered a place at Wells Cathedral School (specialist music school).