Introduction

Welcome to my site.

I have been teaching piano and singing privately for some fifteen years and enjoy my work very much. I have an outstanding record of success at piano, classical singing and music theatre grades with 100% pass rate; the overwhelming majority of my students gain merits or distinctions.

Within the last twelve months several of my students have passed grade 8 piano, classical singing and music theatre with distinction, others have passed performance and teaching diplomas and gained places at university and conservtoires.

I tailor a curriculum with weekly practice and lesson logs for each student and teach every student how to practice effectively.

I do not continue to teach students who do not practise and keep in very regular contact with parents to review progress and potential. 

The minimum standard that I will consider for a new singing student is grade 5 (or equivalent) although I do take on some beginners who are motivated and who interest me. 

Most of my piano students are intermediate to advanced but I enjoy taking beginners (on a trial basis initially.)

My approach to teaching is friendly but businesslike. I will enquire after the health of the hamster but prefer to spend lesson time teaching not chatting.

I draw on my extensive experience as an ex-professional musician (read biog page for further details) and my qualifications to deliver consistent, purposeful teaching. 

I offer lessons to students in Pontypool, Cwmbran, Newport and Blackwood (South Wales).