About Me

About

I am a Theatre Performance graduate who has been playing the piano for over 40 years and who began having singing lessons over 30 years ago. I delight in the storytelling involved in the making of music and it is a part of my life every day. My approach to tuition is firstly to begin with the student. What do you want to gain from your lessons? Is this a new skill, something that is for casual enjoyment, or is there a more ambitious goal in sight. 

I am a qualified teacher and have taught music, humanities and social science to a wide range of students from primary school to college. I sing and conduct in a local community choir as well as my church choir and have a very eclectic taste in music. My own singing journey began with opera and folk, and then developed in jazz. I have always maintained my participation in choral music. I also sing a wide range of contemporary music, from pop to easy listening and everything in between.

My piano abilities are also varied. I play classical, jazz, contemporary and church / choral. I often accompany both group singing and individuals.

I have taught in both a private capacity and within schools as I have a PGCE in Primary School teaching. My teaching has been with both children and adults and involves a range of styles and abilities. It has been for audition preparation, for further work within a choral setting and for a basic understanding of the techniques needed for steady development of the singing voice. It also involves a broader understanding of the role that expression and passion play in communicating the story within a piece of acting or music.

Learning must first and foremost be fun. Learning anything new requires commitment and consistency, and without the added dimension of truly enjoying it, these can be hard qualities to maintain.

Essential to my teaching is an understanding of the foundations underpinning the techniques that are vital in progressing with the instrument in question. I work to do this by putting these essential – and often less appealing aspects of practice – within the larger context, so that the student is able to understand why skills such as scales and arpeggios are vital if they are to command the music. Good practice is hard, but if you know why you are doing it, it becomes easier.

Another aspect of my teaching is to ensure that the student is able to find their story within the music. There is always something to be told, and it is this aspect changes what is good or very good playing, and makes it exceptional. It is also the aspect that helps to make it fun.

Location

Sheffield, UK

Geolocation

53.38112899999999,-1.470085

Instrument(s) Taught

Piano, Singing

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Guitar

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£50

45 mins

£37.50

30 mins

£25

Other Lesson Prices

£225 for a block of 10 30 minute lessons.

£400 for a block of 20 30 minutes lessons.

Payment Plans

Pay-As-You-Go, Block Bookings, Monthly

Payment Options

Cash, Online Bank Transfer

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

There is a 24 hour cancelling policy whereby there is still a charge is the lesson is cancelled within that time period.

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Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages Taught

6 years old – adult

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Christian Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Music for Children, Pop, Traditional Music

Sub-Genres Taught

Swing

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

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First Name

Anne

Last Name

Padget

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