Lessons (in small groups or one to one) are structured to fit in with school criteria and timetables and designed to minimalise disruption to classes - I work with all schools to timetable lessons accordingly.
I also like to work
for and with Music Teachers, supporting them with pupils' contributions for concerts, and practising parts for orchestras/ensembles with my pupils - everyone wins then! It is always wonderful to see young musicians working together and I understand just
what goes into rehearsing orchestras and groups! If a school doesn't have an orchestra I am always delighted to form a string group - it is easy to manage and flexible according to each school's requirements.
Lessons in groups are not
expensive so are accessible; instruments can be loaned for a small rental charge, to cover maintenance costs and I am always happy to help parents find good quality instruments at a good price (more information on the Instruments page).
admin and invoices are handled by myself directly with parents, unless schools prefer to organise this.
If convenient with the school I hold informal performances for my pupils on a day/time that suits the school; it gives pupils an opportunity
to play and give pleasure to friends and family - and parents can see what we get up to! It also helps to consolidate all the music we learn, whether for exams or school concerts and events, and is invaluable experience for the children.
Music-making in school provides opportunities for children to develop so many skills that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives, and gives so much pleasure and reward to everyone concerned.