Who I Am
I have been teaching piano to children and adults through private lessons for nearly 20 years, and I taught at RWCMD for 15. I am a specialist in early years learning, teaching from age 4 upwards. I also specialise in teaching students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or ADHD, and teaching Autistic students/students with Aspergers.
I have a music degree from Cardiff University (BMus Hons), a postgraduate diploma from RWCMD (PGDip), a certificate in teaching (CTABRSM) and a diploma in teaching (DipABRSM) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
I am a professional member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM).
How I Teach
I offer tailored piano lessons to suit you, whether you are an advanced pianist or a complete beginner, an adult or a 4 year old, a serious musician, or simply someone wanting to learn the piano as an enjoyable pastime.
My priority to my students is to give them an enjoyment of learning and playing the piano through flexible, student-led lessons, a deep understanding of music, and a solid grounding in technique. Sitting of graded exams are an option, but for those students who choose to sit them, these are occasional goals, rather than the sole purpose of lessons.
I teach music theory alongside practical piano lessons to complement understanding of the music. If required, I prepare for ABRSM and Trinity theory exams (up to grade 5) making sure that theoretical knowledge is kept relevant to practical work.
I teach in my home in the Roath area of Cardiff.