Martin Richards

Martin Richards

Looking for top quality piano lessons in Newport? You have come to the right place!

Inspiring piano lessons from conservatoire-trained pianist with extensive teaching and concert platform experience.

Lessons are thoughtfully tailored to pupils' individual goals, needs and personalities.

Structured course of study (for all exams, auditions, competitions or concerts) or purely for pleasure.

All students are given a firm grounding in knowledge & technique, whilst also receiving support & encouragement to become self motivated learners. With commitment to regular practise, success can be achieved.It is advised that parents (if applicable!) should attend lessons to better understand the learning process.

From the youngster who wants a creative outlet at the keyboard to the artist level musician (and teachers themselves), lessons provide motivation and inspiration to build the highest level of skill and confidence.

All ages and ability levels. Adults very welcome.

Contact Information

  • 72, Allt-yr-yn Avenue
    Newport
    Newport, Gwent NP205DD
    Wales/Cymru
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Additional User Information

Qualification: M.Mus, BA (Hons), ARCM(Hons), LRSM, LTCL(TD), LTCL(P), LGSM, PGCE

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Piano Teachers

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The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

A DBS check may be needed for: certain jobs or voluntary work - eg working with children or in healthcare applying to foster or adopt a child There are different rules for getting a criminal record check in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Who can ask for a DBS check An employer can ask for a DBS check for certain roles. DBS eligibility guidance lists most roles that are eligible for a check. However, the guidance isnít comprehensive so contact DBS if unsure. Applicants (job candidates) canít do a criminal records check on themselves, but they can request a ëbasic disclosureí.

How to get a DBS check
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If the applicant has subscribed to the DBS update service, the employer can check their certificate online.Basic disclosure If applicants need to run a check on themselves, they can get a ëbasic disclosureí with details of any unspent convictions from Disclosure Scotland (they can do this anywhere in the UK).Types of criminal records check There are 3 types of check. The employer or organisation running the check should provide the applicant with more information about the level of check required. Criminal record check applicants must be 16 or over.

Standard

This will check for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and will take about 2 weeks.

Enhanced

This includes the same as the standard check plus any additional information held by local police thatís reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied for (adult, child or ëotherí workforce). It takes about 4 weeks.

Applicants and employers can use the DBS update service to keep a certificate up to date or carry out checks on a potential employeeís certificate.