I am available to teach all days except Sunday 9,30am till 7pm.
I am based in central Pangbourne, Reading.
No, you can come to me if you prefer.
Yes I do with the LCM popular music theory syllabus.
There are public exam centres across the country. The LCM one is in central Reading and the RGT one is in Basingstoke the Tinity one is is Sonning Common. If your child has done an exam at a school previously it won't be there because these are private exam centres.
Yes I have done this on several occasions for piano and guitar as part of the skills section of Duke of Edinburgh's award
I teach a few 5 year olds successfully at present. However.....this typically depends on your child. We will do a few lessons to see if he or she is ready. I have special teaching material for young children that they will like.
Exams measure progress but they don't produce progress. So when your child is a particular stage they can do the exam. It is important not to set too strict a schedule for exams as we are developing the whole musician, not just the skills needed to pass the grade exams. It is typically good to leave a year between exams unless in exceptional circumstances.
No problem. You can hire a piano from Hickies music shop in Reading, see links page for about £30.00 per month. If in doubt the music shop will help you or you can call me for advice.
Typically children aged 4 to 5 will need a 20 minute lesson, older children will need a half hour lesson. People learning both piano and guitar will need a 45 minute to an hour lesson. Adult beginners may prefer to have a half hour slot and more advanced people may wish to have an hour a longer lesson on a fortnightly basis.
If you cancel please give me as much notice as possible. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged for the missed lesson. This is because I cannot fill this slot at short notice.
Yes as long as it has full sized keys it will do for the first few terms until you are sure that they want to continue. After that you will need to hire or buy a piano as the touch of a piano is different because it has weighted keys. See the section on keyboard if you are unsure of the differences between piano and keyboard.