Teaching

Teaching others is something Kate has always been passionate about and was probably instilled by her mother, also a recorder teacher!  Previous experience has included coaching mixed-ability recorder ensembles in school and now Kate has a wide range of teaching work – teaching one-to-one, coaching informally for the National Youth Recorder Orchestra, school workshops for recorder students, and in 2018 being appointed Ensembles Tutor for the Birmingham Schools Recorder Orchestra and Birmingham Schools Recorder Sinfonia.

Recent teaching highlights have included representing the Birmingham Services for Education at Music for Youth (Royal Albert Hall) and Symphony Hall, as well as travelling to Madrid to deliver a workshop to 30 pharmaceutical employees as part of a corporate commission. OTD’s director, Andy Crotty, said: “We’re delighted that Kate accepted our invitation to join us in Madrid and cannot praise her highly enough for the enthusiasm and professionalism in which she delivered the music workshop.” Full article here: Midlands Business News

Kate is happy to hear from prospective pupils and parents, and will tailor lessons to suit individual interests. If pupils wish to take exams, Kate has experience of the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exam procedures. While her personal interests are in the fields of early music and contemporary music, Kate believes it is important to introduce pupils to a wide range of styles.

Kate offers lessons for pupils of any age –  Recorder from beginner to Grade 8+, and Violin from beginner to Grade 5. Fully DBS checked.

For any enquiries and more information, please contact Kate here: