WELCOME TO SLOUGH PIANO TEACHER
disciplined, friendly, passionate counsellor and teacher
Read web page before you contact me/ Fees £38ph
Grades 5 and above £40 ph.
100% Dedicated Pupils/Parents Only
Choice to undertake exams or not
Prepared to study, learn and have fun
Parents must support child through training
14 week probation/evaluation on training
Exams and Fun.Theory, Composition and Production
Pay fees on time or no lesson
One to One lessons only: No groups
Online Lesson/Face to Face
Tuesday 4-5 pm Thursday 4-5pm and 5-6pm
No 1 Private One to One tuition in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Online Reach.
Every Student guaranteed to be treated uniquely
Teaching students from different cultures to different capabilities.
Pupils encouraged to work with my other students during exams. Builds encouragement.
"Outstanding, Entertaining, understanding, incredibly patient, good value"
ABRSM Report November 2021
Please click on the image to read their recent report about pupils and teachers online.
FACE TO FACE LESSONS
I am pleased to say that I am now offering pupils the opportunity of face to face lessons. Although this is up to pupil and parent. Starting with once per month and then twice per month. Other lessons will continue online.
If you or a family member have a cold we will have lessons online.
Students continue with online and face to face lessons. They can decide on a mixture of both and it is great to see some pupils face to face for the first time in 2.5 years.
A study by ABRSM has shown that 90% of music teaching is now online as it is now a preferred method of teaching and for examinations. My own survey did show that over 98% of parents now preferred online lessons as did the pupils.Click on the picture above to read the full ABRSM report.
I would advise you to BOOK your lessons now as my waiting list can be up to 2 years.
Serious students only should apply ( I can't hold slots for more than 1 weeks)
Before you contact me please read my Terms and Conditions and Expectations. If you can't be bothered to look through my web page, then you will not be interested in how I teach your child.
Alan Fletcher from Neighbours
Trinity is the new Gold Standard.
Learn for Exams and For Fun
Before I started to teach I thought long and hard about how I would wish to be taught and what differences could I actually make to a students education in music. Would I teach the same methods as I was taught many years before or try and change that.
Many teachers today still teach by the old methods and they work to a point, however I found ways to make the learning process faster, enjoyable and retaining the discipline required to learn. I have not changed my method and the proof is in all the students who have passed their examinations over the years.My students on average learn 3 times faster with my methods.
I don't just teach piano for examinations.Learning exam after exam is not good practice although it might be quick you will miss out on so much enjoyment of other music. Learning for fun can also give you a skill for life.
Currently all my pupils are undertaking their Trinity Exams as they prefer the choices available. I can still offer ABRSM although I do find some of their pieces slightly outdated. However upon asking those pupils who are undertaking Trinity they have told me that they feel much more relaxed and enjoy the music.
As from January I will also be offering the ISoM Performance Graded Exam.This is a digital exam from The London College of Music.This can be taught from 3 years upwards and all learning material is free to Grade 4.If you would like more information regarding the ISoM Exams please click on their sign above.
If you click on the pictures above of Trinity, ABRSM, ISoM and LCM it will direct you to their relevant pages for examinations and information.
Personalized. Comprehensive. Fun.
Passing Exam Grades can help you get into University and College.
January 2016 - Completed Diploma in Teaching: Motivating Students To Learn
Module 1: Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources
Module 2: Motivation Related to Attributions and Interests
Module 3: Self-Efficacy
Module 4: Self-Determination
Module 5: Combining Motivation Theories
Module 6: Motivating Students to Learn Assessment
I also teach Film, TV, Pop and Stage Music. I also incorporate this into my students studies. Learning should be FUN!
FACE TO FACE LESSONS
I will be offering Face to Face Lessons from May 2022 for students to attend 1x per month only and all other lessons to continue online.
Lateral Flow Test before visiting and proof of vaccinations
1 pupil and 1 parent only with face masks
I will expect to see pupils at least x2/3 in the month before exams
Do not attend if you or a family member has any Covid Type Symptoms or has been near anyone that has those symptoms.
Temperature Test taken and Hand Sanitiser
I will not be sitting next to pupil or parent.
Making Learning More Enjoyable
Certifications: Protecting Children From Child Sexual Exploitation V2
CPR - AED - First Aid Certified
CBT : Cognitive behavioural therapy
Continuous Learning with other Diplomas and Certifications
Spoken English & Public Speaking
Stage & Theatre
Children from 6 yrs upwards
ABRSM Grades 1-5 and Trinity Grade 1-8
You have shown an interest in learning the Piano or Keyboard.I hope you find the information that I give of use to you.Please read all the links.
I look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your Music.
SO WHY CHOOSE ME AS A TEACHER
Over 45 years experience of piano and keyboard
Calm friendly environment
Sense of humour
Pupil Awards and competitions
Have performed publicly and live on TV
Understanding of children with fears and disabilities
Passionate about my work and how my students study and perform
I'm a Father and understand the care and compassion required to teach
True one hour lessons
Certifications by London College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Relaxation, Voice and Performance Coaching
Currently upgrading skill set with a number of Diplomas in Teaching
Contact me today to see how you can benefit from my wide range of services.
With over 45 years of experience in Music/Piano studies and continuing study in the world of Theatre/Stage and Music in Edinburgh - John McCutcheon can help guide you through the world of Music and Entertainment.
Having several stage shows under his belt such as Grease, Fame, Oklahoma, The Miser, Our Town and with participation in Radio and TV - John McCutcheon proved that having composed Music for the likes of James Bond and Baywatch it has given him an insight into the world of show business. He was asked to perform for Cat's Musical at the Theatre Royal Windsor.
He has composed music for Princess Diana, and Sir Sean Connery
Having been involved for over 45 years within the music industry and bands such as RAAN, Orange Juice (session player ), and appearances on TV, John is now teaching those wishing to pursue a career in music.
In 1998 John sourced FBI and Christian Henson to work on the composition called "Spymaster" for Eon Productions - The World is Not Enough
Christian Henson is a multi nominated (including Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Awards) and multi award-winning composer. With over 45 films to his name, he has proved to be a prodigious and versatile force within the UK film industry.
Christian engineered and supported John McCutcheon in the production of "Spymaster".
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