Music Tuition “If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken away from them...” ⁓ Luciano Pavorotti ⁓
There are so many documented scientific benefits of learning to play the piano at a young age, including better performance in and out of the classroom, increased self esteem, improved fine motor skills, greater concentration, arrangement of anxiety and the creation of new neural pathways to last a lifetime. Playing the piano is a whole brain activity that strengthens a child’s propensity for lifelong learning.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”
⁓ Plato ⁓
The time spent with Clare on this learning journey spills over into other areas of the child’s world – at school, at home and life in general, increasing their self-esteem, clarity, self-belief and creativity.
Teaching Children 30 mins £15 / 1 hr £30
Clare loves to teach the piano. Seeing the joy her student feels when finally able to play something they’d previously believed impossible is a wonderful and rewarding experience.
Clare also builds strong relationships and rapport with children and adults who have additional needs and seek music as therapy. Clare receives all students through word of mouth by parents whose children are already benefiting greatly from their lessons.
Whether the aim is to read music traditionally, take grades or play favourite songs by ear, Clare tailors lessons to each student’s goals and personality. Clare teaches intuitively and goes with the flow – sometimes this means learning rhythm, making up songs and lyrics, therapeutic playing and singing about the student’s feelings or learning to play a song they loved that week. It is so important to be child-led.
Clare teaches from her home in Wing, Buckinghamshire.
GCSE Music 30 mins £15 / 1 hr £30
Clare gives one-to-one tuition to help a student pass their Music GCSE, in composition and theory. A notable increase in the student’s confidence and self-image as a musician.
“I always loved music; whoso has skill in this art is of good temperament, fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools; a schoolmaster ought to have skill in music, or I would not regard him.”
⁓ Martin Luther ⁓
Lessons take place in Clare’s home. Time is spent ‘jamming’ / experimenting on the instrument(s), recording and notation software.
This is an enriching experience for both Clare and student. It is delightful to see the composer’s personality shine through their own creation.