I love teaching theory! I get really excited about how music notation has developed and how harmonic structure underpins the Western Classical Music tradition.
I have over 30 years' experience of preparing students for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam. The new on-line exam lends itself to on-line lessons, and I use the ABRSM syllabus to ensure that pupils have a thorough grounding in the essential requirements and elements of the exam.
Lessons use the structure of the ABRSM Discovering Music Theory books and combine games, practical work, explanation and demonstration at the piano. I use tried-and-tested methods for remembering pitch and key signatures, and seek to give pupils a thorough understanding of theory to enhance their musical enjoyment.
One-to-one and small group lessons available.
- Published composer
- Music tutor for over 30 years
- ABRSM examiner since 2017
- 30 years with Services for Education
- BMus (Hons)
- MA, Music Perfomance
- Associate Diploma of Birmingham Conservatoire