Caitlin Mbewe

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  • 12, Sandown rd
    Wavertree
    Liverpool, Merseyside L15 4JD
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07907115597
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  • Hours

    Monday 09:00 - 20:30
    Tuesday 09:00 - 20:30
    Wednesday 09:00 - 20:30
    Thursday 09:00 - 20:30
    Friday 09:00 - 20:30
    Saturday 09:00 - 20:30

I teach from beginner to advanced level, and all ages.  I am happy to enter students for ABRSM or Trinity exams if we agree that it will be a positive experience, but I don't see exams as an end in themselves. The decision to do exams depends on the needs of the individual.

Some comments from pupils past and present: 

 It is totally inspiring how you help me not just play the notes but  interpret the music and bring out the musician that lies in our depths. Your teaching is patient and very thorough !!!
(Adult beginner)

You helped me to set manageable goals so I knew exactly what was expected. You had such a wide range of resources and knowledge which meant that you always had more exercises or ideas on how to tackle tricky bits if the first way didn’t work.  It's so clear that you enjoy teaching and that enthusiasm definitely inspired me. After  lessons with you I just wanted to stop everything and practice the piano.
(Grade 8 student)

You motivated me to improve my technique, not just for its own sake but in order to improve the quality of my playing. I particularly found your approach to practicing scales helpful, an area that I had never really enjoyed with other piano teachers! When I struggled with sight singing you did your best to teach in creative ways that worked best for me. Knowing that you played to such a high standard yourself, led to me being spurred along by a healthy level of challenge! You taught me to think independently about pieces so that when I left home I had helpful tools and an appreciation for playing the piano that remain despite having finished formal piano lessons.
(Grade 8 student)

Caitlin is an excellent tutor, very approachable and reliable.  She has an obvious passion for music that she tries to pass on to those she teaches. She teaches my two children piano, one is just about to take grade 4 piano exam, and the younger one has recently passed grade 1 with an outstanding score. I would highly recommend Caitlin as a piano tutor.

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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: ARCM BA. PGCE

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