Charlotte (Tutor in London)
Information about Charlotte
I am currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Clare Southworth and, for three years prior to this, I attended The Purcell School and, before that, the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, where I learned flute and piano with Anna Pope and Simon Lepper respectively. Whilst at Purcell, I performed regularly both internally and externally, including a solo performance at the Wigmore Hall and a premier of a flute concertino with the City of London Sinfonia at the Cadogan Hall. Since joining the Academy, I have been awarded "Very Highly Commended" in the Academy flute prize, and am a member of the University of London Symphony Orchestra and the London Mahler Orchestra.
Availability: Whilst I have a busy schedule from university, I am willing to be as flexible as possible in finding a regular time. I can teach most weekends and evenings and some daytimes as well.
Willing to travel: 8 miles
Experience: Alongside my studies, I also enjoy teaching pupils privately and, during my time at The Purcell School, was an active member of the school`s touring musical outreach group, Impulse. I received a Diana Award for organising and carrying out workshops across the country, including projects at Radlett Lodge School for Autistic Children, Richmond Alzheimer`s Society and, working with Music In Hospitals, I organised a performance at the Royal Star & Garter Home for ex-servicemen. Since leaving Purcell, I have become an Impulse Mentor, and am now running a pilot project in Sele School, Hertfordshire, to help pupils create their own outreach projects.
One of the most crucial things that this work has shown me, is that, especially for younger children and beginners, music must be enjoyable. My teaching methods aim to balance this with a slightly more educational approach, in order to give the correct musical and technical grounding on which we can then build.
Many people ask if I recommend following a grade structure. On the one hand, when I was learning I found that the ABRSM grades gave me a goal and a focus to my practice. They also cover all aspects of musicianship and so, if this kind of programme is what a student is looking for, then I would strongly recommend them. However, I can see that for some, taking more exams than necessary is not an attractive undertaking, and so in this case, I would teach using repertoire that pushes students appropriately, and according to the music that interests them.