How much are the tuition fees?
I currently charge £10 per 30 minutes.
What ages do you teach?
I teach children as young as 4 years old and any age above this.
How long is each lesson?
Most of my students have 30 minute lessons, but depending on age or ability more or less may be appropriate.
How often are lessons scheduled?
Usually one lesson a week.
How often is practice required?
This again depends on the age of the student and what they aspire to achieve. I recommend that very young students practice in small amounts, perhaps 10 minutes at a time. Older students could manage to practice for longer. I recommend 3 days a week of practice in order to progress, but if students are approaching an exam or performance, I would suggest increasing practice to 5 days a week.
What is the role of the parent?
Parents may wish to observe the first lesson to see whether their child enjoys the lesson, and decide if the teacher is right for them. After this it is not necessary for parents to sit in, although they are welcome to do so. It would help the student if the parent encourages them to practice at home, and ensures that they are practicing what the teacher has asked. With very young children, parents may want to sit in more often so that they can help them to practice at home if they wish. However, I would suggest that they do not participate in the lesson.
What books will I need?
The books that I would recommend vary depending on the age and ability of the student and what they want to achieve. For complete beginners, there is a link to an article below in which I describe in detail some of the books which I have found successful for teaching beginners: