Philippa loves teaching and has a lifetime's experience since her teens, teaching piano from beginner to Diploma level, and class music to ages 5 – 18.
Lessons are taught at Philippa's home in comfortable surroundings on a mellow grand piano.
To motivate, enthuse and inspire all pupils to have a life-long love of music.
To have fun and learn thoroughly at the same time.
To be patient, supportive, professional and organised.
To be committed to the success of each and every student and to discover the best in all. To share ideas and the enjoyment of seeing students blossom.
To find the right personal pathway for each individual, guiding towards the goal of independent learning, engineering success at each step of the way.
Happy to teach all ages, standards, styles and speeds.
Over 40 years experience with tinies as young as 3 and mature people as young as 90+.
Classical, jazz, blues, boogie, rock, ragtime ..........
Performance preparation, technique, improvising, duet playing, practice techniques, sight reading, memorising, ear training, harmonising, lead sheets, transposing, playing by ear, using backing tracks, chamber music, theory, analysis, musicianship, sight singing.
EXAMS OR NOT:
Many students prefer a pathway purely for pleasure without the pressure of exams or performances.
Exams are just one of several performance opportunities. Students can take formal exams if required.
Some Record holders
Sue has had lessons for 15 consecutive years.
Alice: ABRSM theory 100% at Grade 1.
Alice and Zoe joint: ABRSM theory 97% at Grade 5.
Caragh: ABRSM piano 142/150 at Grade 1. Flute 139/150 at Grade 6.
Claire: ABRSM jazz 146/150 at Grade 4.
Claire and Jo joint: Dip ABRSM with Distinction for the Teaching Diploma.
Finbarr: Rockschool 91% at Grade 1.
Mehernaz: Trinity piano 91% at Grade 4, flute 88% at Grade 7.
Philippa: LCM 98% at Grade 8.
Simon: LTCL Flute Performance Diploma with 86%.
Tom: LCM jazz 89% at Grade 3.
Zoe: Rock & Pop 88% at Grade 1.
100% Pass rate. Not one student has failed an exam!