Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
I was born in Hamburg, Germany, am 24 years old and moved to Cardiff in 2013 to study towards a Master of Music degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. I completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Aberdeen in 2013 and graduated with 1st Class Honours.
I am an active performer, accompanist and composer, which I believe is very important in order to be able to speak from experience when teaching your instrument.
I have been teaching piano and music theory for the past six years, both privately and at school and university. I have worked with children, university students as well as adults, ranging from early beginners to grade 8 standard and beyond.
I have prepared my students for school exams, graded exams, concerts and competitions and all of them passed and had successful performances.
I use various teaching resources which I have both collected and created myself to cover all areas of piano playing, i.e. sight-reading, theory, scales, technical exercises, duo and ensemble playing. I find it more important (especially for a young person) to develop a natural relationship with the instrument and to learn to love the sound of it by making it and listening to it rather than to merely focus on achieving grades as quickly as possible.
I believe that music should be a social activity. This is why I encourage all of my students to perform in front of each other at regular informal concerts as well as festivals and competitions, if the student feels ready.
Working with students and passing on my knowledge and skills is the most rewarding experience and based on the good relationship I have with all my students and their families as well as my students’ successes in performances and competitions I am confident to say that they are having an enjoyable and rewarding time under my tuition.