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SINGING LESSONS AND PIANO LESSONS FOR UNDER 18s
I also work with song-writing and accompanying oneself as a singer on guitar or piano. I run two student concerts each year to give students the opportunity to develop their performance skills and learn how to deal with performance nerves.

£17 for 30 minutes. Lessons in Pathhead, Midlothian
Please contact Sophie by clicking here
or emailing sbancroft@btinternet.com
 
I have taught young people how to play music for the last 18 years and find it a thoroughly rewarding and joyful area of my work with music. My teaching work involves music from the jazz, classical, pop, folk and musical theatre genres. Many of my previous students have gone on to have successful careers as professional musicians, and many have gone on to have careers which have nothing to do with music, but they have carried their love of music alongside them.
 
My students who have chosen to take the ABRSM Piano or Singing exams have achieved great results, and the ABRSM has just announced that they will be running Singing for Musical Theatre Exams from 2019 onwards, which is something I am also very happy to work on with my students if they are interested. Equally I am very happy for students to not take any exams at all and just to focus on developing their ability and enjoyment of playing music.
 
I have a PVG Disclosure and I am also experienced in teaching music to young people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia or suffer from confidence issues – music seems to create such a fantastic environment for them to develop not only musically but in their confidence and self-esteem levels too.
 

SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

“Thank you so much for all you have done for A over the years. She has gained in confidence and has really blossomed under your teaching” Parent of music student.

“We’d like to say thanks for coaching H these past few years. We can see how much she has grown in confidence and ability, and every time I hear her my heart melts, and that’s all I can ask.” Parent of music student.

“Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement through the years! I wouldn’t have the confidence I do now if it weren’t for you” 6th year music student

“It was clear to see that your talent and passion for music was infectious as the children were loving every minute” Parent of a children’s workshop student.

“Thank you for the support, encouragement and inspiration you have given. He couldn’t have had a better introduction to music” Parent of music student

“A wonderful teacher, an inspiration to me” Ex-student, now a professional musician

“You have been a great inspiration” Ex-student, now a professional musician

“Thanks for all the advice and guidance you have given me the last few years. You’re a wonderful musician and an exceptional teacher.” Ex-student, now a professional musician

Please contact Sophie by clicking here
or emailing sbancroft@btinternet.com