I studied music and drama at Brunel University, with flute and singing as my specialties. I sang with the BBC Symphony Chorus for ten years, including being Hon. Secretary. I qualified as a teacher in 2004, and worked for the Hampshire Music Service for 11 years as a specialist classroom music teacher.
My teaching is about more than just 'learning an instrument', it embraces everything to help you become a well-rounded musician. Each lesson not only encompasses core musical skills, including technique and notation reading, but also other key essentials such as sight reading, aural awareness, musical theory and improvisation. I come from the classical genre, but use all types in lessons and happily include music that interests you.
Music is nothing if not shared, so I encourage my students to play with other musicians whenever they can. This complements individual learning by developing confidence, listening skills and meeting fellow musicians! I run group workshops or lessons to give students just this opportunity.
Any session missed by the student, for which 24 hours minimum notice has not been given, shall not be refunded unless otherwise agreed by Rayner Music.
A decision to discontinue learning with Rayner Music may be taken by the student in which case written notice of four weeks is required.
In the interests of the student's well-being whilst in the care of Rayner Music, you must inform us of any medical or other condition affecting the student.
I also run several ensembles for flute, saxophone and clarinet. Click below to listen to me being interviewed about the flute groups by Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, and to find out more about the ensembles.
The Bungalow Studio is the only residential property on the same side of the road as the schools. The postcode, if using Sat Nav, will take you to Yateley School, which is too far!! The Bungalow is the first turning on the left, before the first speed hump, as you come into School Lane from Yateley Village OR the last turning on the right if you are driving down School Lane with the schools on your right.
The Bungalow, School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NN