About Me

About

I am a passionate and enthusiastic musician, who thrives in learning new skills and meeting new people. This extends to my love of teaching pianosaxophone and music theory, as I am able to share in the new experiences a beginner or experienced player discovers during their lessons.

After achieving a First from Southampton University in Music (BA) in 2016, I went onto teaching students privately from age 4-60 and whole-class and group lessons in schools for Southampton Music Services. I am very confident in teaching any ability on saxophone and up to grade 6 piano, and ensure that my lessons are fun, engaging and informative. Each lesson is tailored to each individual student, and I include music theory along the way.

I have been gigging regularly for around 9 years, playing in ensembles covering many genres such as Jazz fusion, electronic funk fusion, Afrobeat, Indie, Jazz Big Band, Classical Wind Orchestra, pit bands for musicals and many other ensembles influenced by indie, pop, hip-hop, rock and others.

I am also an avid composer and songwriter, and love involving creative activities in lessons. Due to this, my playing is eclectic and it allows me to be able to teach a wide range of styles.

Alongside jazz, I started my musical career playing classical piano and saxophone. Since I have played in a Wind Orchestra at University in which we played styles from classical to musicals: I have also played in the pit for various musicals.

I am an avid composer and songwriter too, having written songs for myself to sing and play at a piano, or to perform with my bands. I am more than happy to teach composition or music theory.

I also have a clear DBS (CRB) certificate.

I am passionate about music therapy, having studied modules on this at University and volunteered in a care home to run music sessions with individuals with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. In 2018, I created a therapeutic music programme for primary school children to help develop key areas through music, such as developing non-verbal communication, improving team-working skills and expressing emotion.

Whether you are a beginner yourself, or your child has expressed an interest in music, I am confident that I can provide you with the confidence and skill needed to build your musical journey, and perhaps one day, career. If you are a more advanced player looking for a new teacher, I can help you find new alleys to explore and build upon your existing knowledge.

I would love to hear from you, even if it is just to say hello.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • First Class Honours BA Music
  • Grade 8 Saxophone (Distinction)
  • Grade 7 Singing
  • Grade 6 Piano
  • Grade 5 Theory
  • Grade 1 Clarinet
  • Recorded over 10 albums and EP’s in various ensembles
  • Performed as a saxophonist in venues all across the UK and Europe in various bands and orchestras, including performing my own compositions with my ensemble
Location

London SE5 7FH, UK

Geolocation

51.4756082,-0.0847888

Instrument(s) Taught

Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

Lesson Type

In-Person, In-Person

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£45.00

45 mins

£37.50

30 mins

£30.00

Payment Plans

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

Payment Options

Cash, Online Bank Transfer

Cancelation & Rescheduling Policy

At Piano lessons Camberwell we operate a 24 hour & 48 hour cancellation policy, if you need to cancel a lesson please let me know 24 (48) hours in advance of the start date and we can try to reschedule. Any lessons cancelled within 24 hours will be charged a full lesson price, regardless of the reason. If you give me a 48 hour notice, you will be charged a 1/2 of a lesson price, unless the cancellation is under extreme circumstances outside of your control. By agreeing to lessons with me you agree to this policy.

Contact Me

Get in Touch

Levels & Ages

Skill Levels Taught

Beginner (up to Grade 5), Intermediate (Grades 5-8), Advanced (Grade 8 and above)

Ages Taught

All

Lesson Sizes

One-to-One, Group Lessons

Graded Exam Preparation

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), RCM (Royal College of Music), Rockschool, Trinity College London

Professional Affiliations

Musician’s Union

When did you start teaching?

01/10/2013

Genres Taught

Genres Taught

Blues, Classical Music, Disco, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Music for Children, Pop, Rock, Soul music, Traditional Music

Sub-Genres Taught

Afrobeat, Ambient, Big Band, Bossa Nova, Dream Pop, Emo, Experimental, Hard Rock, Indie Folk, Motown, Musical Theatre, Neo-Soul, New Wave, Nu Disco, Nu Jazz, Orchestral, Post-Punk, Psychedelic Rock, Punk Rock, R&B (Rhythm and Blues), Singer-Songwriter, Smooth Jazz, Swing

Languages

Languages Spoken

English

Reviews

Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 12, 2023

Can’t recommend highly enough! Beth’s lessons strike the perfect balance between giving children the confidence and motivation to WANT to play music and the technical expertise to teach them HOW to do it. The fantastic rapport she is able to establish, with children of varying ages, coupled with the fact that she is a professional musician in her own right makes her the perfect role model to inspire any budding young player.

Jonny Allams
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 27, 2022

Beth is a fantastic teacher and musician. I am an adult learner who has not played the piano since age 11; she has been very encouraging and helped me set realistic expectations that I’m pleased to see I am meeting and moving past. Beth brings a lot of knowledge of and enthusiasm for music that is inspiring. She is flexible in her teaching and attentive to what I am interested in and where I can improve – I have always felt like I am her student!

Adam
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Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 31, 2021

“I had such a great time with Beth, unfortunately she moved away.

We started with singing lessons that went on until the day I had a bad throat and I asked her to give me a few tips on how to play the piano. Then I did some piano lessons for a period and mixed with singing in the end. She is very flexible and talented. I had lots of fun in the classes.”

Marcos Benega
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First Name

Beth

Last Name

Hopkins

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