How I Became a Music Teacher

I remember standing at the roped entrance of the ‘Piano teacher’s town house’ at the Beamish museum and thinking, this is what I want to do’.

Thirty years on, this moment still feels like yesterday.

Twenty two years ago, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by a very respected musician and teacher, who is an examiner with the Associated Board of the Royal School of music and a concert harpsichordist.

At the end of the certificate of the CT ABRSM teaching course, I was offered, (and accepted), a position with the Dryden Music centre, teaching key stages 1 and 2- music and G.C.S.E. performance.

Teaching music has always been a joy and I feel blessed and honoured to be a part of the lives of so many students. Many who began lessons as children, are now at university, or working, and have told me how important and helpful their music is within every day life.

There are students who make music their career, which is wonderful – and I am proud. However, my main aim for everyone I teach, is that they become musically independent and have the joy of playing their piano for life.

WHAT THEY SAY