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Music Theory: Engaging Theory Lessons For All Abilities!

BA (Hons) Music Graduate with 1st class marks in music analysis, theory (common practice) and composition. Classically trained on Pianoforte to Grade 8 and beyond, I'm offering exciting lessons in Music Theory!

For students of all abilities, I teach music in a fun and engaging way. I have experience teaching a wide range of ages (7-55) and have a full enhanced DBS certificate.

- Lessons are online using webcam, Sibelius software and share-screen technology

I can take you from complete beginner to a confident reader and writer of music notation able to compose your own music as well as understand how Western classical music functions.

Everything from notes, keys, chords and cadences, to more advanced concepts such as transposition, unusual clefs, functional harmony and even stylistic composition (e.g. Bach chorales!)

Extra information

Essential: PC/Laptop/Mobile with webcam and internet connection.

Preferred: Manuscript paper and something to write with!

Location

At teacher's location: Thornleigh Road, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3ET, UK
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Hi, I'm Oli. A friendly and upbeat tutor from Yorkshire. I've just completed my Bachelor's degree in Music and want to share my passion for music with you!

+ Kind, relaxed and approachable teaching style
+ I aim to bring fun into every lesson and believe engaged, happy students learn best
+ I have experience teaching private music lessons to all ages (from 7 to 55!)

Education

I completed my degree: 1:1 BA (Hons) Music at Newcastle University, UK.

Pianoforte, Grade 8 - University of West London
Music Theory, Grade 5 - ABRSM
Music, A Level - Edexcel
Music, GCSE - Edexcel

Experience / Qualifications

+ Experienced Private Piano Tutor
+ Classically trained to Grade 8 on the Piano
+ Enhanced DBS Certificate
+ Music Graduate with 1st Class marks in Common Practice, Performance and Music Analysis modules

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