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Piano, Violin, Double bass and Music Theory Private Tutoring

I specialize in teaching teenagers and adults high-quality private instrumental music and music theory lessons in the Essex / East London areas.
- It's never too late to learn/relearn an instrument!
- I am a member of the Musicians' Union and the Incorporated Society of Musicians and am qualified to teach classical /jazz/folk PIANO, VIOLIN and DOUBLE BASS plus exam grades (once the student is fully prepared), to both BEGINNERS or ADVANCED students.
- I believe in teaching a lifelong LOVE of music, and that learning and playing should be about ENJOYMENT, SELF-EXPRESSION, TRANSFORMATION, CURIOSITY, and DEVELOPING INDEPENDENCE AS A MUSICIAN.
- I create lesson plans, worksheets and original compositions tailored to the unique skills and abilities of the student.
- I incorporate new techniques, research, and technologies into my teaching.
- I encourage students to become WELL ROUNDED MUSICIANS from the perspective of a multi-instrumentalist (including correct posture, listening, reading, relearning an instrument, composition, improvisation, performance, and the healing aspects of music).

Extra information

I charge travel expenses in addition to my fee if your location is more than 10 km from my location in Hainault, Essex.

Location

At student's location: Around Dagenham, United Kingdom

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French

About Me

I am a heartfelt, incisive and versatile musician, composer, private music teacher, published writer and artist with international experience, who charges fair and appropriate rates.

SUTHARSHAN SARMA - PRIVATE PIANO STUDENT

"I would like to say one of the best things that happened for me in recent times, was to have started learning the piano with Gemma. She is very meticulous and focused. She has a very deep understanding of music and compositions and diagnoses my difficulties in the lessons very quickly. I always admire the way she brings out the best in me and how she plans personalised lessons to suit my objectives and needs along the path to becoming a competent pianist. I always look forward to the lessons and of course not to mention the positive vibe she brings along with her every week."

I am a member of the Musicians' Union and the Incorporated Society of Musicians and a dedicated yogi.

Education

98 BA (Hons) Related Arts and English: 2:1 from the University of Chichester
September 19 - Become a Better Music Teacher with ABRSM and FutureLearn
07 Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Music Practice: Double Distinction
07 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Performance Skills
92 Grade 8 Double Bass
92 Grade 5 Violin
92 Grade 5 Theory of Music
87 Grade 5 Piano

Experience / Qualifications

I have been teaching music privately for a total of five years. Below is a list of my continued professional development.

July 18 - date - timtopham.com Inner Circle piano teacher training
April 18 - date - The Curious Piano Teachers teacher training
July 17 - date - Jazz Skills with pianist and educator, Shan Verma
July 17 - American jazz 'bebop' pianist and educator, Barry Harris's Harmony, Improvisation and Vocal Workshops
November 16 - date - Discover Double Bass
September 12 - Musicians' Union 'An Introduction To Working In The Community Music Sector'
09 and 12 - Songwriting with internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Heidi Berry

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Availability of a typical week

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7  Monday at 7:00  Tuesday at 7:00  Wednesday at 7:00  Thursday at 7:00  Friday at 7:00  Saturday at 7:00  Sunday at 7:00
8  Monday at 8:00  Tuesday at 8:00  Wednesday at 8:00  Thursday at 8:00  Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 8:00  Sunday at 8:00
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