Lizzy with violin

Teaching

Lizzy very much enjoys teaching violin, piano, music theory and orchestral percussion.

“Lizzy is excellent! She has a wonderful teaching style [and] is very patient with my daughter.”

Her teaching career began in 2011 when she taught singing and piano at The Falcons Preparatory School for Girls during her Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Since then she has taught violin, piano and music theory to a number of private pupils in London, Rugby and now Canterbury from age 4 to adult. All of her pupils who have taken exams have attained either a Merit or Distinction.

From 2014 to 2016, Lizzy taught percussion at Rugby School in Warwickshire. She was delighted to help her pupils at Rugby achieve high marks in exams, including two Grade 8s with Distinction. During her time at Rugby, Lizzy ran a percussion ensemble and coached percussionists in larger ensembles. She was also Teacher in Charge of Aural Clinics, preparing pupils for the aural tests for both Trinity and ABRSM exams. During this time she also taught percussion at Bilton Grange Preparatory School for a year. From 2014 to 2015, Lizzy was percussion teacher at the Duston Music & Performing Arts Centre (part of NMPAT) in Northampton, which included leading a drum kit class, two percussion ensembles and an adult band.

“My daughter enjoyed her [first] lesson so much. She came home so animated and happy… You have given her confidence.”

Lizzy believes that exams are a great way for pupils to have something to aim for whilst also giving them a sense of achievement. She will not enter pupils for exams unless they are extremely comfortable with what they are going to play and how the exam will work. Pupils should enjoy the exam experience, and to help with this Lizzy plays the piano part for her own pupils and works on the aural tests part of the exam well in advance.

Lizzy knows that exams are not for everyone and is happy to teach pupils who are not interested in taking exams. She aims for her pupils to have a wonderful time learning their instrument and believes that it's important for pupils to gain an all-round understanding of music. This includes teaching pupils how to read music and to understand everything they see on the page. Lizzy encourages singing and clapping in lessons to develop an awareness of pitch and rhythm separate from the instrument.

Please contact Lizzy to enquire about lessons.