I offer piano and recorder lessons, and tutoring in music theory and aural skills. I am also a music therapist. I am happy to take pupils of any age and any ability, including special needs. I have a teaching style which reflects the learning needs of each individual. Some of my pupils choose to take grade exams, and I prepare them very thoroughly for this. The vast majority achieve merits or distinctions. I offer 10% discount to families who have 2 or more children learning with me.
Availability: My availability varies. Please contact me for more information.
Willing to travel: 4 miles Tutoring Experience:
I have many years' experience of tutoring children and adults, and preparing them for exams. I have a supportive and flexible approach, always seeking to establish each pupil's learning style. I have tutored individuals and small groups. I believe learning should be enjoyable!
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1983)-
Post-Graduate Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
University of Bristol (1981)-
German and Music
Joint Honours from the University of Bristol.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Simon
Steph has been teaching both of our children piano for three years, and we would recommend her as a teacher very highly. She teaches very sensitively and according to their temperament. I think she finds a very good balance between gentleness and discipline, and encourages them to perform as early as possible through the concerts she organises, which helps build their confidence. Thank you Steph!
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Nicki
Steph is a patient, relaxed teacher who is able to tailor her teaching to the individual, providing just the right level of stretch and challenge whilst ensuring that the lessons are fun.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Milla
Steph makes it easy to learn music even if it's hard. She is very kind and positive and she always has a smile on her face. She makes me feel confident and the lessons are fun.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Virginia
I feel very lucky to have found Steph to teach me piano. I very briefly had a teacher before but didn't feel that I was progressing, and so was a bit nervous about trying to learn again but needn't have been! Steph has been really patient and very encouraging since day one and has given me the confidence to want to work towards Grade 1. I feel that she teaches in a very intuitive way and that the lessons and exercises are perfect for me/my style of learning and practising and so this has been very helpful. She is super reliable and has high standards but also has a kind, easy-going and friendly manner and I would recommend her 100% to anybody who wanted to learn or improve. She has already given me ideas for things to do with my little son to encourage him to enjoy making music and I hope that one day he will learn as well. Thanks so much Steph!
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
Has References: Yes
Will Tutor Online: No