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Hello I am using this page to put information about instrumental tuition at the Hub. I will be starting lessons for individuals, pairs or trios. We will start a few weeks into term so mid/late September (to give us all some time to settle in). Best thing to do is give me a call for a chat of you think you are interested.
cello- any level (adult learners also welcome)
I have a few violins, some guitars and potentially some cellos which I can hire out at very reasonalbe fees. There will be a keyboard at the Hub this year. If you want to get your own instrument please talk to me- some of them are nothing but firewood but you can get good deals on ebay if you know what to look for.
I am happy to offer a free introductory 15m lesson and a chat with no obligation to book afterwards. Sometime people get a bit anxious about starting lessons because they don’t know how it will go and they don’t want to cause offence if they quit- I am quite happy for people to start and stop or switch instruments and I know that even if you just have a few lessons you will still benefit. however, I must mention….
Unfortunately you can’t just learn an instrument by turning up to lessons once a week- believe me, plenty of people have tried! There are three key elements here, all essential to successful learning:
– the student
– the parents/carers
– the teacher
Active support at home is usually essential- remember that this is the most complex set of skills that a brain can attempt, so it will need some help- and the occasion reminder to practice… I can give you lots of tips and advice about this kind of thing so don’t worry.
£12 – 30 minute individual lesson
£7 each – shared lesson for 2
£5 each – shared lesson for 3
Lessons must be paid for in advance for a half term block, after an initial 2 introductory lessons for you to decide if it’s for you. Shared lessons can only be offered depending on availability.
Lessons are informal and fun although I will expect practice at home with parental support (experience shows this is essential for progress to maintain interest). I like to focus on playing by ear, with optional learning of sheet notation for those that find it helpful (some do more than others). General musicianship and listening skills are worked on as well as instrumental technique.