Tim JW Badgery BA (Hons)
Tim has been teaching since graduating in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Music, achieving a 2:1. He has worked in both school and private settings, teaching children (5+) and adults. He is happy to enter pupils for either ABRSM or TCL exams, but understands that not all pupils wish to go down this route. His experience includes teaching people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, such as dyslexia, ADHD, or autism, and he is happy to accommodate his pupil’s individual needs.
Violin is Tim’s principal study, which saw him achieve success throughout his degree – his knowledge of the instrument was crucial in his development of other skills, such as composition. Tim teaches Violin up to Grade 6 standard and likes his students to explore repertoire from a variety of periods and genres, and encourages participation in ensembles.
Being his second instrument, Tim teaches Piano up to Grade 4 standard. As well as the enjoyment of playing the instrument itself; he has found that through learning the Piano, his pupils have been able to have a more confident grasp of the theoretical aspects of Music.
Tim offers lessons in Theory to support pupil’s with their wider musical learning, and also to work towards specific exams (including Grade 5 Theory, GCSE or A-Level).
Tim also offers tuition in: Composition & Song-writing, Aural, and Curriculum Music. He is also skilled in arranging music and ensemble direction. Aside from his music-based work, Tim does support work with children and adults who have special education needs and/or disabilities.
Tim is subscribed to the DBS Update Service and holds PLI. He has completed numerous courses in safeguarding and child protection; most recently, EduCare’s “Child Protection in Education (Music)” which is accredited by The Musician’s Union. In addition to ensuring these are kept up-to-date, Tim is keen to take part in continuing professional development activities.