Music Tuition

Music Tuition 2017 – 2018.

We are now taking bookings for music tuition across a variety of instruments. The sessions are 30 minutes long and you can currently sign up for single or paired sessions splitting the cost. The sessions are £12 for one session and the sessions run in blocks of 10.

All our Tutors have been selected after volunteering to work in the school in some capacity. They all share our love of learning, making and will be working closely with the music department to build on studio and school experiences.

 

Our Tutors:

Allison Cooper – Head of Music  acooper@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk

(Piano, singing, clarinet, recorder and saxophone. I will also be offering music theory and also music therapy sessions.)

Available:  Mondays 4-8pm, Tuesdays 5:15 – 8pm, Wednesdays 4-8pm, Fridays 4-8pm

I am multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter and composer and trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Music and Education and completed an MA in Music Therapy.

My personal musical path has been about building my own self esteem, confidence, courage and self-discipline as well as studying the technical aspects of music. A lifelong musical path has given me the experience and understanding to be able to help students break through any creative blocks to find their unique musical and vocal self-expression and to be the best they can be.

 

 

 

Jo Ballard (Piano/Vocals) 

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Available Mon 4-7.30pm, Wed 4-6pm & Fri4-8pm

I offer piano and singing lessons where I work collaboratively with students to bring out their creativity, confidence and connection to music through improvisation, song writing and exploring sight reading and musical theory. We learn chords for pop but also classical pieces. I am able to give children opportunities to record and present their compositions on the school radio. Last year we focused on writing songs about birds. We invited the RSPB to come and listen to our songs and the children found out many amazing facts.  You can hear the radio show and their beautiful compositions here-
I like working with vocal harmonies and composing and creating songs for children with guitar, keyboards and piano.  I also enjoy playing classical piano and playing the violin.

 

 

 

Rosemary Babichev (Violin)

The violin is an instrument that can make children into acute listeners, learning to find the right note by comparing the sound they make with sounds they make before or at the same time by others. A good sound must be worked at, but with daily practice your child can develop their skills as far as they wish, opening up a vast range of music and musical experiences to be enjoyed, from playing in orchestras to folk bands.  I have played in both of these, and performed at Plymouth’s Barbican Theatre and at festivals in the South West.  I have ABRSM grade VIII and grade V theory, so will provide the grounding in reading music that is essential to access most of this repertoire. Lessons can be individual or shared between small groups.

 

 

 

Jack Toy (Drums)

Available: Mon 4-8pm & Wes 4 – 8pm.

 

I have been playing the drums for twenty years, teaching and playing professionally for the last 10 years. Drumming has given me the vehicle to travel the world, and has been my soul purpose and calling since I was a boy.

I studied at Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music, under some of the best drummers in the country. Achieving a first class degree, I then went on to perform and tour in the principal Show Bands and Orchestra’s of the worlds leading Cruise lines; Celebrity cruises, Royal Caribbean and Holland America.

I travelled 5 continents playing in all manor of settings and genre’s, from Jazz, Big Band, Show Band, Rock, Pop, Funk, RnB, Latin, Motown and just about everything else. After the ships spent a year in New Zealand touring with theatre productions.

I am passionate and about technical drum kit playing, progressive and fusion styles of Music, and continue to practice and push myself on the instrument. I am constantly inspired to play, share, and teach.

I am excited to be here, PSCA is phenomenal learning facility and extremely unique.

 

 

Jacob (Keyboards)

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Available Mon -Thurs 4 – 8pm

Jacob is a prodigious song- writer, with several albums worth of material; his forth coming solo project will feature guest vocals from world renowned musicians including Vince Lee, and Michael Mathieson. His song, ‘Find your Way,’ written for Antimatador has been used for the Looe festival promotional video. Jacob has several years teaching experience, and a Grade 8 in classical piano.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ6F15y2y3Q

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Steph (Vocals) 

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Available Mon, Wed & Thur4–8pm

My name is Stephanie Manley and I am a Professional Young People’s Vocalist and Singing Coach based in the city of Plymouth.

At present I am the resident Singing Coach at ‘The Grace Academy Of Performing Arts’ I teach students aged 3-18 years singing and performing arts skills, this takes place every weekend and also offers weeklong workshops during the holidays.

I am also currently running ‘Singing/ Self-Confidence Sessions’ at ‘Torbridge High’, I run the sessions within the ‘Tamar Learning Centre’; which is the schools inclusion unit. The students are referred to me by their Heads of School, the young people selected are students who they believe would especially benefit from the sessions, this could be young people with ASD, Speech and Language difficulties, ADHD, Young Carers or students with confidence issues.

 

Ryan Smith (Guitar)
I am a music graduate fascinated by composing, performing and world music. Having been part of the Music team at PSCA as a volunteer for over two years, I’m wholly enthusiastic about music education where I am now currently undertaking teacher training (PGCE) at Plymouth University.
My passion is helping people learn their favourite music and introducing new material that will expand and improve guitar technique. I have plenty of knowledge and experience weaving theory into guitar lessons so that you can create music that reflects and builds upon inspirations.

 

 

How to book

To book sessions please email Allison Cooper  acooper@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk. Please then forward the full payments to Allison prior to the first session starting. Please note, payments must be received 24hrs (or more) prior to the first session starting.

Sessions will be £12 for 30minutes in blocks of 10 sessions (please note single tasters are available upon request)

 

 

Payments must be in clearly labelled envelopes stating:

Your full  name

Students name

Music Tutors name

Amount paid

A contact number