Hi there. My name is Dean and I am a able to teach music up to Grade 7 LCM with practical Home Organ and electronic keyboard and grade 5 LCM in all areas with the Theory of music. I am also a member of the Guild Of Church Musicians, The Guild of Musicians and singers and the Royal School of Church Music. I also have a level 2 pass in understanding music with the OU and a level 3 pass in The Technology of music with the OU.
I can confidently play home organ and keyboard with the theory of Music to help elevate the understanding of the music I am teaching. I also play the Church Organ every week at my local church. I am very understanding and never push for examinations with my pupils and very easy to get on with. Most of my pupils in the past before moving to South Yorkshire were happy not to have examinations behind them.
I offer Private 1 to 1 classes by the hour. This will be a mixture of practical and theory of music. I do only teach electronic keyboard or home organ with two manual and pedal board. 1 hour lessons are £15 which is very competitive compared to others in this sector. It is important you have available your own music Keyboard with FULL SIZE KEYS or Home organ to play and practice on as lessons are provided at your home location or at my property.
I also offer online Tuition for those living outside my catchment area. These are £10ph and are given by ZOOM
Having said this I am willing to teach just theory of music as a complete lesson to help your child with a different instrument to which I do not teach. The fees remain the same.
Please create a free account should you wish to start lessons with me and I will be happy to discuss days and times with you.
I have full Liability insurance up to £10,000,000 now provided by incorporated society of musicians to cover my back. This is available to view on request.
As with anything you learn there will be homework set each week. This is set to age appropriate and will never be more than I think your child is capable of completing. All homework given is achievable for what is taught and nothing is ever set which I feel your child would not understand. Homework guidelines as follows:-
1. Aged between 5 to 10 years - 10 minutes practical & 10 minutes theory per day
2. Aged between 10 and 12 years - 15 minutes practical & 15 minutes theory per day
3. Aged between 12 and 16 years - 30 minutes practical & 30 minutes theory per day.
These are only guideline, but feel minimum, but if your child feels happy to do more than recommended then this is fine.
I understand that from time to time your child may struggle to understand and included in the music fees that I charge is free unlimited phone support or email support so your child can achieve his or her best including full access to the learning tools page. This can either be from the child (depending on age) or from the legal Parent or Guardian of the child. I would say if the child is under 12 years old then a parent or guardian may be the better approach for me to explain.
No one should be ruled out of learning to read and play music due to their ethnic background and as such I apply this to my teaching. This should never be a concern. This also applies to those with disabilities, and as such I invite all to my private tuition.
If you have a disability you think I need to be aware of for health and safety reasons or emergency requirements please let me know. Due to health and safety reasons in an emergency situation, it is important I have all the information needed to provide care for my pupils.
I started playing music at around the age of 6, when my parents bought me a toy keyboard and within minutes I was playing Twinkle Twinkle little star on it, and it was at this point they realised that I had a talent for music, but it was not until the age of around 10 years old when I inherited my grandfathers Electronic organ which is the one pictured here, the wonderful basic Analogue Yamaha Electone C55N. It was from this point my parents started lessons with a wonderful teacher Called Anne.