'A Gentle, Encouraging and Inspiring Island Piano Teacher'
I was a music student at Ashley School of Music in Shropshire from the age of 6 until age 18 when I graduated to join their teaching team. In 1999 I moved to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland where I have taught piano in the community ever since. I teach from beginners through to Grade 8 and encourage my pupils to take part in the ABRSM piano examinations, which due to the hard work of the pupils has regularly yielded highly successful results. I have used music as a vehicle to build up community activity through concerts much valued by the pupils, their parents and their friends and neighbours. I established Your Space Music Lessons in 2013 and have been encouraged by the enthusiasm and success of pupils who have taken lessons over the internet. Community building has extended itself to online concerts with participants from the widest geographical locations. It is both exciting and rewarding to bring music teaching to people in this way, and I am encouraged to meet so many new people who really want to learn to play the piano.