Tuition - Schools

"I spend some time teaching in schools. This is done through both the Unison Rock Academy and WISEmusic Events Ltd.

"I have current Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Checks and have also taken a Cerficate in Child Protection Awareness through the NSPCC. These are available to view on the Child Protection page of this website.

"I believe that when tutoring children that they have a viable goal. Either being able to play 'Twinkle Twinkle' or just being able to join in and play with other children in a junior music group, is essential to the hopes of the child.

"We also have to have a bit of fun, whilst developing a technique that wont cause problems in the future.

"I have chosen to use the ABRSM's Music Medals scheme to help the young violinist. This scheme is based on five assessments:
Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

"These assessments are carried out by me, as a Teacher/Assessor for Music Medals, and fall in with the ABRSM's graded exams, taking the pupil up to Grade 3 at Platinum Level.

"I like this scheme as a child never fails, they get a certificate for 'Working Towards'. If they achieve a good assessment they get both a certifficate and a music medal."

Music Medals are accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for England and the corresponding authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland. http://musicmedals.org/introduction/accreditation