I’ve been teaching music since 2007 when I began teaching in my hometown for Doncaster Music Service. Now based in South East London (SE20) I teach private one-to-one piano and vocal lessons as well as continuing to educate children with Lewisham Music (formerly Lewisham Music Service) in small and large group brass lessons and with Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service, both leading and accompanying large group vocal projects.
Please see below for a full list of my previous teaching positions
Piano lessons take place in my own teaching studio in Penge SE20 (please get in touch for full address details) on Mondays and Tuesdays after school during term time
Lessons are priced at £17.50 per half hour (when taking place in Scott’s home studio - further fees apply for home visits). Fees are payable in full prior to each lesson. I offer a discounted price of £15 per half hour lesson for paying a full half term in advance.
I am DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked through both Lewisham Music and Wandsworth Schools’ Music Service and will happily produce the relevant certificate in person on request. I am also regularly updated on child safeguarding through my involvement with these organisations. I am covered by Public Liability Insurance as part of my membership of the Musicians’ Union.
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Current and Previous Teaching Posts
Sep 2018 - Present Wandsworth Schools’ Music
Sep 2016 – Present Lewisham Music
Sep 2012 – Present Christ Church Bentinck C of E Primary School
Feb 2012 – Present St Saviours C of E Primary School
Sep 2017 – July 2018 St Augustine’s Primary School
Sep 2015 – Jul 2017 George Eliot Primary School
Feb 2012 – Sep 2014 St Peter's C of E Primary School
Sep 2007 - July 2011 Doncaster Music Service
Terms and Conditions
Lesson fees are subject to annual review
2. Missed lessons
a) Any lesson missed by the student shall be paid for unless otherwise agreed with the teacher.
b) The parent/guardian agrees to inform the instrumental teacher via phone or text of any absences due to illness before 12pm on the day of the lesson. Failure to do so will result in the lesson being charged for.
c) The parent/guardian agrees to inform the instrumental teacher of any unavoidable appointments etc giving no less than 24 hours notice. Failure to do so will result in the lesson being charged for.
d) If the teacher is ill on the day, the parent/guardian will be contacted before 12pm. For any other commitments the parent/guardian will be given no less than 24 hours notice.
e) If the teacher is unavailable to give any scheduled lesson, the lesson will be carried forward to another date. If this is not possible, any fee already paid will be refunded or used to pay for a future lesson.
3. Termination of Agreement
A decision to discontinue lessons may be taken by the student/parent/guardian or the teacher in which case written notice shall be given by the party seeking to discontinue. In the event that the student discontinues lessons with insufficient notice, the student/parent/guardian will be liable to pay fees for those lessons not taken during the notice period.
a) The student/parent/guardian agrees to pay for any music etc. required by the student and provided by the teacher.
b) The student/parent/guardian will be responsible for any loss or damage incurred to any instrument, accessory or music loaned by the teacher to the student. Such items will be returned on request to the teacher.
c) The student/parent/guardian undertakes not to make photocopies of any music.
d) The student will not enter any examination, festival, competition or otherwise perform in public without first consulting the teacher. The teacher will not enter the student for any examination/festival etc without the approval of the student/parent/guardian. Any entry fees for such examinations and festivals will be paid for by the student/parent/guardian.
e) In the interests of the student's well being whilst in the teacher's care, the teacher must be informed of any medical or other condition affecting the student.
f) If the student is under eighteen, the parent/guardian gives permission for the teacher to teach the student.
Notes for Guidance
"Term" in the above context corresponds to the termly calendar in LEA schools.
MU members are insured personally in respect of legal liability that may arise following injury or damage to members of the public. The limit of indemnity is £10m. This policy is only operative whilst the individual registered member is performing, rehearsing or auditioning either solo or as part of a group, band or orchestra and/or whilst teaching at the member's own home, the student's own home, or in a public place including transit to and from.
It is important to note that whist a teacher will use his or her best endeavours to ensure the student makes satisfactory progress, this cannot be guaranteed. In particular, careful regular practice as advised by the teacher is a prerequisite of success on a musical instrument.