I have over 25 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.
I love teaching Grade 5 Music Theory to and 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 J)
‘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 Stafford Grammar)
‘Sandra has been excellent. My daughter is working towards Grade 3 clarinet. She has sorted out technical issues with the instrument which her previous teacher had not picked up on. She plays with my daughter, giving her the inspiration to improve. She also mixes the lesson up with fun duets to backing music which my daughter loves. 5/5’ (Zoe R)
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 have some flexibility, however my main instrumental teaching days are Monday and Thursday.
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