Lessons

Driftwood – ample parking and room to turn.
House is circled top centre

Learning the piano is fun with Alice – she makes sure her pupils can really read music well from the start so there are no hurdles later on that can cause frustration. To Alice, the ability to sight-read is the most important aspect of playing and her pupils are second to none in this field.

She uses lively books and imaginative techniques to keep little children interested and happy. Lessons usually start from age 6 and upwards.

Many teachers take short cuts, but with her proper careful tuition, the foundations are secured, helping ensure future success. If there’s a choice, it’s important to choose a conservatoire-trained teacher for you or your child.

Alice’s piano pupils regularly gain passes with ‘distinction’ in the ABRSM exams, win classes in Music Festivals, get top marks in school exams and enjoy playing in public in local concerts.
Many pupils do not take exams or appear in public but still enjoy their lessons in a pressure-free environment.

Singing pupils are taught from all ages, and are prepared for school exams, ABRSM exams (with near 100% ‘distinction’ passes) and auditions or can learn just for fun.
Alice has a proven track record of teaching young singers safely through the period when the voice can so easily be damaged, mainly using  classical repertoire.

Over the years, many of her pupils (aged from 15 – 80!) appeared in operas, concerts and shows in the area. Some still sing regularly as wedding singers and at corporate events and some have even gone on to train at music colleges and now have professional careers.

Alice offers to accompany her singing pupils when they perform, providing much needed support musically and emotionally.

Alice also offers the best in theory tuition, having helped countless people pass their ABRSM Grade V Theory exams with a 100% pass rate.
She also coaches instrumentalists for their aural tests for ABRSM and Trinity-Laban exams and can serve as an accompanist for them and singers as required.

She teaches piano, singing and theory at all grade levels right up to diploma.

Alice was taught to play the piano and to sing by the very best of British teachers and now she passes this invaluable knowledge on to the next generation of musicians. She has an innate understanding of musical styles from renaissance to present day music.
She is a long term member of the professional body the ‘Incorporated Society of Musicians’ and is one of very few teachers to be admitted to their specialist ‘Private Teacher’s Section’. She is fully is DBS checked.

Alice’s pupils of all ages become her friends – she really cares about their progress and their well-being generally. Pupils get opportunities to perform in pupils concerts if they wish and Alice has particular success with teenagers of all abilities.

If you would like to apply for lessons  with Alice, please contact her today. She teaches from 2.30 – 6.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Model C Yamaha grand in the music room