How it all works
You deserve to learn in a secure online learning environment. I want to make sure you get the best from the high quality provision that I offer- Without the need to worry about shoddy excuses.
If you do your bit and I do mine, that’s double security- without the extra cost of a security guard!
Before we get stuck in with the ins and outs & how it all works. Let’s be clear about things I’ve been asked before. Since we’re in this for the long haul, It’s important we understand each other. You want the best, most comfortable journey, right? So let’s make sure we’re both in first class, rather than only getting half the menu in Economy.
What ages do I teach?
I provide online music services from beginner to masterclass. Kids to Grandparents, wherever you are in the world. I’ll help you write, sing & play. From classroom &, instrumental tuition to exam & audition prep. Classical, Jazz, Music Theatre- the lot. I’ve got you covered.
Want the juicy details? Find out more on my about page. You can contact me in advance if you want to discuss things further.
For all instrumental tuition
I take bookings from Age 5 for 30 minute 1-1 slots
(Parental presence is required for assistance with students under Age 6)
Bookings of 45 or 60 minutes are for students Age 8+
Please do not select more than 30 minutes, if booking for an individual 1-1 lesson for Ages 5-7.
Group tuition- Coming soon.
To be notified of when this becomes available, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line as: Group tuition
Music Theory- Age 8+
Composition, Songwriting & Performance Development- Age 9+
I’ve been asked before about Piano lessons if you don’t have a Piano. Well, the answer simply is this. It depends on your individual needs. Contact me in advance if you need to discuss options. As a kid, I had drum lessons without a drum kit. Pots and pans were awesome! There are so many apps and websites that provide a touch- screen or clickable Piano at your fingertips. It depends what you want out of your lessons with me. If you want your own digital or real Piano, but not sure what to get- we can chat about that once we get started and pinpoint your needs.
Listen, it’s a great time to strengthen and nurture relationships between you and your kids. As a Parent myself I’ve loved spending extra time with my kids- but that doesn’t mean they like the same things I do. You’ll both have different needs when you play or sing, which is absolutely expected. Encouragement is the key and I’m all about removal of pressure where it’s in the way.
I’ve taught kids with their Parents before. The thing I notice straight away is the child puts up a defence guard. They don’t want their Parents finding out who Batman or Wonder Woman are for real. You’ll most likely find your child will blossom and be more ‘themself’ when you’re not there like Haweye. How many times have you noticed them secretly play or sing in a different room. But when you walk in, they stop? You’ve gotta appreciate each student’s progress will be different each lesson. I give the next steps from the needs and ability of each client.
The bottom line is- it’s worth a shot, if you want a lesson with your kid together, then go for a Parent and Child booking. But if it turns out that your needs are too different, then no hard feelings. Book in for individual lessons instead. You’d need to email me to adjust the booking agreement if you decided to switch. They’ll thank you more for your honesty than being forced into something they don’t really want.They’d probably prefer their own ‘me’ time and moment in the spotlight anyway. Remember being dragged around the supermarket as a kid when all you wanted was watch TV or play video games? Same reality- different time.
If you do decide you would like to book a Parent and Child session-Please select Parent & Child option when you book.
Here's all the extra detail you need to know
Expectations for tuition from you: See specific details below for Students, Parents and Adults
Double security- without the extra cost of a security guard!
If you’re booking for you or your kids- I’ve got you covered. Our kids watch us and see the choices and decisions we make everyday, to help shape their lives ahead. You want to be able to sleep at night and know your kids are safe, and their wellbeing is taken care of. You want them to impress themselves with what they’re able to do, and want to discover more of what they’re capable of. You want to show your kids why giving up is not an option in life and why it’s important to show them how to be responsible and inspire confidence with the way they learn and discover.
You want to know you’re safe- I’ve got your back for well being.
I’m always on the lookout to make sure my own credentials are up to date. Safeguarding and Child Protection are so important. In the last year I've had four extra updates. Including training for the Prevent Duty. Both from education and music industry professionals. Tim Gerrish OBE, (Head of International Child Protection) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). The National College & The Key. I also hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate. You'll sleep well with added protection as standard. You'll love growing in confidence from shy & timid to blossom with resilience galore. You'll be proud you've provided the best for them. Together, you'll discover a ton of things for why it's vital to develop a musical mind as soon as possible. And how engagement with music now, will open the door to infinite possibilities ahead.
Added layer of protection
At the present time Google Meet sessions WILL NOT be recorded by either of us- even for practice purposes. At my discretion and agreement to contact you, we can talk about any interesting resources or links of interest outside of the usual less booking. Any Google Meet that is allocated for tuition will be the live agreed tuition only.
I will host all the Meet sessions.
For lessons to work well you agree:
STUDENTS (Under 18)
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PARENTS OF STUDENTS BOOKED
To help lessons go well, you’ll support by making sure:
I will of course, let you know about any behaviour or interaction that are inappropriate or not helpful to learning; though I would expect this not to happen- kids are kids and though I’ve taught many characters over the years, it's still my duty to make sure everyone is safe.
To make sure you get the best from your time with me, make sure:
Your lesson won’t be as enjoyable or useful if you’re on a train or outdoors with the wind howling in the background!
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More info on Google Meet
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