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About Judy P
Judy, a graduate of Royal Academy of Music London, is an experienced international professional orchestral and chamber musician who is also a passionate teacher. She has taught at Winchester College, Benenden School for Girls, London College of Music Junior Department, Bluthners Piano School, Tchaikovsky London Piano School and in Oman for the Royal Oman Symphony and Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestras/Schools. Currently she teaches privately in and around Central South West, North West and West London. She has space for 5 more pupils this academic year.
Teaching Style + Approach for Piano + Oboe
I take a classic approach in the music lessons, which all include, scales, arpeggios, studies, sight-reading, improvisation whilst also working through a variety of pieces. I ensure that correct technique is taught to ensure that my pupils gain strength and an easy ability so that their playing is more effortless. I am experienced at preparing pupils for ABRSM exams from Grade 1-Diploma.
I can adjust reeds and help students learn how to do this.
Teaching Theory + Aural
All students are taught theory and aural at the level suitable to support their understanding of performance. Judy teaches 'sol-fah', so that students can sight-sing more easily.
I teach note-based classical music. And have experience teaching the following genres: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, Avant-Garde, Jazz and Blues.
Judy uses the first lesson to understand what the student is hoping to achieve and to then explain how she would go about teaching the pupil to gain this goal. Judy is extremely musical and so can inspire her pupils to create levels of music they may not have been aware of. Coupled with her thorough approach to practically dealing with technical problems and her genuine enthusiasm, pupils are often more willing to work harder and so do achieve their goals with high standards.
All beginners must have an instrument they can practise on regularly. Judy can advise as to where to hire an instrument or purchase a good instrument second-hand. All pupils must expect to purchase their own music. Again this can sometimes be purchased or sold 2nd hand through Judy.
Please feel free to write Judy a message if you are interested in signing up for lessons or if you have any questions.
"Judy has been teaching piano to my daughter more than a year now. Since she started my daughter’s music skills are improved a lot. Unlike the previous experiences, she is not just memorising but reading and understanding the notes, rhythms and pieces. She now can play new music easily, even she is writing small pieces by herself. I am all thankful to Judy’s passion for music and her strict but friendly way of teaching."
"Judy has taught both my children, and is the only teacher I'd ever want for them (and for myself too!). She is very passionate about music and is an engaging and enthusiastic. She employs a very holistic approach, building an incredibly solid foundation across both practical and theory. She is supportive, nurturing and encouraging and has takes the time to get to know the students as individuals and to understand what makes them tick. She is an excellent teacher and I'd highly recommend her."