I have over 24 years teaching experience in Private and LEA education. I specialise in teaching woodwind instruments, offering beginner – advanced lessons in Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Music Theory. I also offer beginner lessons in Piano.
I have a BA(hons) in Music and the CT ABRSM (Certificate of Teaching – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). I was a highly regarded member of the visiting peripatetic staff at Stafford Grammar School for over 15 years.
I have witnessed first hand the joy and pleasure playing an instrument brings to both children and adults. I take huge satisfaction in seeing pupils grow from complete beginners to masters of their instruments. I believe every pupil is an individual with their own learning styles. It is important for me to understand exactly what makes an individual tick, what motivates and inspires them, so together we can tailor their lessons and help them achieve their full potential.
My particular area of interest is teaching the Grade 5 Theory to classes and individuals. With my creative method of teaching, you will learn your key signatures in minutes. This knowledge and understanding is the foundation stone for everything else in music theory.
Learning a new skill is regularly highlighted by healthcare professions as one of the key ways to improve your mental health. Playing an instrument strengthens the band of nerve fibres that connect the left and right brain hemispheres called the Corpus Callosum. This helps us to think quicker and more creatively. It helps with problem solving and also gives us a way of expressing emotions when words aren’t enough.
‘Sandra is an excellent saxophone teacher. The lessons are both demanding and enjoyable. Highly recommended. 5/5’ Brian
‘You have enhanced the educational experiences of literally a generation of pupils who all hold you in the highest regard. There are literally hundreds that owe you a debt of gratitude.’ M.R Darley (Headmaster)
I run private lessons from my home in Telford, Shropshire.
Lessons are £33.00 per hour / £16.50 for half an hour for all skill levels.
I currently have one saxophone available to loan for a trial period of 6 weeks to try out before investing in your own instrument.
Instrument Loan Terms and Conditions apply. Please ask for details.
You can also find me at www.firsttutors.com