Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor
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  • 26 Upper Saint Helens Road
    Hedge End, Southampton
    Hedge End, Hampshire SO30 0LH
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  • Mobile: 07951 954937
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Following an extensive Primary teaching career, qualified with a Cert. Ed. (including a special music course) and a recent B.Ed. ("honoris causa" for services to education). I have used this professional experience to privately teach piano playing, together with music theory, to both young beginners and mature students. With over 60 pupils successfully achieving various music examination grades from 1-6 in the past ten years, I now have vacancies for new clients.

My lessons are conducted in a relaxed friendly atmosphere on a modern upright piano, in the comfort of our Dining room, at our Hedge End family home. Although registered with ABRSM and following their recommended syllabus of music, the taking of exams is entirely optional. Based on initial conversations, I apppreciate some of my pupils do not want this stress and just wish to have the ability to play or read music, whether classical, modern or pop, for relaxation and enjoyment.

I can offer a selection of lesson duration times and rates to best suit the age and experience of the prospective pupil. So please contact me to discuss your personnel requirements, or those of your child, so we can start your musical journey.



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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: Cert. Ed. and B.Ed

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