MusicStart - Caroline Newton - Stockwell/Oval SW9

MusicStart - Caroline Newton - Stockwell/Oval SW9

I am a Piano/Theory teacher with over 20 years experience of working with children and adults. I studied the Piano to degree level at Trinity College of Music, London. In addition to Piano teaching, I created and ran music classes for pre-school and primary aged children for over 10 years and I am a qualified Music Therapist.

I teach students from 6 years old to adult, who range from beginner to advanced. I successfully prepare students for the ABRSM practical and theory exams and I have 100% pass rate.

I tutor instrumentalists and singers for the aural component of ABRSM exams (Grade 6-8) and I prepare students for the practical requirement for GCSE and A Level music.

I approach each student as an individual who will learn in their own way and progress at their own speed. But the one element that all students have in common is the need for regular practice in order to progress. I support this by giving clear weekly goals. I am committed to giving a solid musical education and I introduce theory, sight-reading and listening skills early on in the learning process.

Practice and commitment are at the heart of progress and all students will naturally find that with regular practice their progress and enjoyment of the instrument will be greatly enhanced.

I teach in my own home and students come from kennington, Brixton, Clapham and Streatham as well as within walking distance in Stockwell, Oval and Camberwell.

For further information please get in touch via email/phone or visit my Website:


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  • Lambeth, London SW9 6HS
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  • Mobile: 07966 950 225
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Qualification: LTCL, MA

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Did You Know Piano Facts

French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.