Est. 1994


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All face to face lessons are now cancelled until further notice to avoid the spread of Coronavirus. Current students are welcome to join me in Skype online lessons if they would like to. Please contact us for more details

Woodwind and Music Theory lessons and instrument hire within schools and privately
in the
Leek, Staffordshire area.
Please Contact us for further details.

Beginner or Advanced,
Child or Adult,
Everyone Welcome!

Exam Results for February 2020

Instrument hire for flute, saxophone and clarinet (subject to availability)
please contact us for details.

Josephine has been a professional musician and educator since 1994. Specialising in flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorder, and has taught pupils of all age ranges in schools and privately in the Staffordshire Moorlands. She has also managed countless music groups and choirs over the years. Currently, she is the Musical Director of Leek Choral Society. All lessons are sculptured around the needs of the individual and both children and adults are welcome! Tuition is available privately or within schools (subject to availability).

Josephine caters for beginners to advanced in all woodwind instruments, flute, saxophone, clarinet and recorder. She also offers help to her pupils who are taking their GCSE and A Level music exams at school and will help them with their ensemble and solo performance pieces to enable them to pass the exams with the highest possible mark. Also, younger pupils are encouraged with Brownie and Guides Music Badges and the music section of the Duke of Edinburgh award. The lessons usually take place during the evening or Saturday to fit in with their schooling.

The private lessons are suited to school educated children as there are evening or Saturday lessons available, (subject to available spaces). The lessons offer further learning to add to their academic skills and self confidence and many of the students have tuition on more than one woodwind instrument. The lessons include aural and singing training and they take place in Leek, Staffordshire. Most communications between parents and Josephine are carried out verbally or by email or text. Tuition for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and the Trinity Guildhall of London Grade examinations is also included if required.

Josephine teaches Music Theory for Associated Board grades 1-5 to enable the students to pass their grade 5 theory certificate. They will then be able to take their grade 6 or above practical examination, please ask for details.

Josephine has also had successes with pupils who have special educational needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's and Cerebral Palsy
. Everyone is given the chance to learn music as it helps with confidence, dexterity, academic studies, co-ordination and enjoyment. It also helps the pupil to make friends if they join an orchestra or wind band.

About Josephine

For your peace of mind Josephine has full public liability insurance and an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau certificate (DBS) through the
Incorporated Society of Musicians
to comply with teaching children and adults of all ages. She has passed Grade 8 Clarinet and Grade 8 with Distinction on Flute and Saxophone, she studied at Stoke on Trent College to gain her Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Music) and she studied with the Open University to pass her Batchelor of Arts with Honours in Music and Psychology. She also studied with the Guild of Church Musicians to pass her ACertCM, the Arch Bishop's Certificate in Church Music. As well as playing at many weddings and special occasions in the Cheshire and Staffordshire areas she has organised numerous charity concerts and school performances. Josephine has been teaching since 1994 and has had many exam successes with her pupils over the years as can be seen if you click here.n

Fees £14 per 30 minute lesson
subject to an annual review each Septemember
Typical lesson length 30 minutes beginner - grade 5
and 60 minutes grade 5 and above

(Any lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the arranged time may be charged for at the full rate unless the absence is due to illness)

Please Contact us
if you would like an
informal discussion covering the purchase of an instrument, the direction that your lessons will move in, material covered or anything else which you would like to discuss about the lessons.

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