Music Lessons

 Piano, Violin, Viola & Theory for children & teenagers

Children of any age love to play games and activities - it's a brilliant way to learn.  My music lessons are tailored to each child and include heaps of fun games and activities to support learning, whatever their age. 

Lessons take place at my home in Lichfield on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 5.30pm.

I also offer online lessons.

 

With over 14 years experience of teaching children and teenagers, I have hand-picked the best method books to suit each age range.   

Please read the important section.

What will my child need?

 

Easy access to a piano or good weighted digital piano (essential for pianists' progress). For more info - click here

or

A violin, bow and shoulder rest all suitable for your child's size. Plus rosin and a music stand. For more info - click here

 

Piano for 5-9 year olds

Beginners

New starters to the piano will be assessed as to the best method book that would suit them.  I occasionally use Piano Time, however for most, the Wunderkeys Primer curriculum is a great option.  With games, duets and activities, learning the piano really can be a lot of fun! more Wunderkeys info

Already playing?

To maintain continuity, I will use the current method books that your child has been following.  Once the end of the book has been reached, we will discuss what the best route to take would be; whether it be to continue with the current series or move to an alternative method book.

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Piano for 10 year olds - Teens

Beginners

For those new to piano, but think that playing the piano means you can only play classical music, think again!  With access to awesome pop and rock method books by Wunderkeys, lessons are jam-packed full of:

  • games, activities and playing music, including duets

  • the essential fundamentals of piano (scales and note reading)

  • exploring various musical genres including rock, pop, classical and jazz

Already playing?

To maintain continuity, I will use the current method books that you have been following.  Lessons will include:

 

  • games and activities that work alongside your current level

  • maintaining and progressing with the fundamentals of music (scales, theory, etc.)

  • exploring various musical genres including rock, pop, classical and jazz

Once the end of the book has been reached, we will discuss what direction to take next.

Contact Sarah

Violin & Viola for 5-9 year olds

Beginners

For new starters to the violin, I use a couple of different method series:  Fiddle Time or Abracadabra.  Your child will be assessed as to which would suit them best.  See here for more information.  

Already playing?

To maintain continuity, I will continue to use the current method books used.  Once the end of the book has been reached, we will discuss what the best route to take would be.

Contact Sarah

 

Violin & Viola for 10 year olds - Teens

Beginners

For those new to strings, but think that playing the violin/viola means you only play classical music, think again...ever heard of Stéphane Grappelli? Check him out! Lessons include:

  • games, activities and playing music, including duets

  • the essential fundamentals of violin (scales,technique, etc.)

  • exploring various musical genres including classical and jazz

Already playing?

To maintain continuity, I will use the current method books that you have been following.  Lessons will include:

 

  • games and activities that work alongside your current level

  • maintaining and progressing with the fundamentals of music (scales, theory, etc.)

  • exploring various musical genres including classical and jazz

Once the end of the book has been reached, we will discuss what direction to take next.

Contact Sarah

 

Theory Lessons

Theory is incorporated into regular music lessons, however if you are seeking theory lessons specifically, I offer these too.  Prices are the same as regular weekly instrumental lessons.  Visit the Useful Books section to see recommended books.

Contact Sarah

 

Important

  • I have a clean, fully-enhanced DBS check.

  • For childen aged 7 upwards, after initial introductions I teach in a one-to-one setting. For children up to 6 years old, I require a parent/guardian to be quietly present during the lesson.

  • I work alongside your child to achieve their goals, at their pace.  I actively encourage sitting exams when the time is right.  There are plenty of excellent exam boards offering a variety of options: MTB for online exams, ABRSM for practical and performance exams. Exams may not suit all children, but developing their own skills, setting achievable targets and gaining their musical independence is immeasurable.

  • It is essential that you actively encourage your child to practice regularly as this will not only benefit their progress and enjoyment of the instrument, but the discipline of doing so should filter through into all aspects of their lives.  See here for my guide to practising.

  • For string players, joining a school or local orchestra is hugely beneficial.​

All parents must read the Terms & Conditions for teaching
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